2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#6 of 2015 SUVs

#6 of all 2015 vehicles


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


The 2015 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 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-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 0.026%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2015 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 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is 41% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 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.

9670Lexus NXLincoln MKXAcura RDXINFINITI QX50Lincoln MKCBMW X3Volkswagen TouaregM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Lexus RXAudi Q3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is safer than the 2015 Lexus NX, the 2015 Lincoln MKX, the 2015 Acura RDX, the 2015 INFINITI QX50, the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 BMW X3, the 2015 Audi Q3, the 2015 Lexus RX, and the 2015 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg.

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