2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#5 of 2014 SUVs

#5 of all 2014 vehicles

The GLK-Class, a mainstay of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 2010, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a score of 90, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.026%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0282% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.224%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0282% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.224% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9768Volvo S60Lincoln MKXAcura RDXINFINITI QX50Cadillac SRXBMW X3Volkswagen TouaregM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Volvo XC90Audi Q5Lexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 97. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is safer than the 2014 Volvo S60, the 2014 Lincoln MKX, the 2014 Acura RDX, the 2014 INFINITI QX50, the 2014 Cadillac SRX, the 2014 BMW X3, the 2014 Lexus RX, the 2014 Audi Q5, and the 2014 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg.

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