2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#4 of 2014 SUVs

#4 of all 2014 vehicles

Pictured: 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The M-Class, a mainstay of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 1998, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the M-Class packs some oomph. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-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 M-Class has a score of 91, 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 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0275% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1445%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0275% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1445% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is 41% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10062INFINITI Q70Lincoln MKXLincoln MKTINFINITI QX60BMW X3Buick EnclaveBMW X5Volkswagen TouaregM.-B. M-ClassAudi Q7Volvo XC90Lexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 100. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is safer than the 2014 INFINITI Q70, the 2014 Lincoln MKX, the 2014 Lincoln MKT, the 2014 INFINITI QX60, the 2014 BMW X3, the 2014 Buick Enclave, the 2014 Lexus RX, and the 2014 Volvo XC90 and less safe than the 2014 BMW X5. It is about as safe as the 2014 Audi Q7 and the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg.

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