2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#3 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#17 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The E-Class, a mainstay of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 1994, is a three-row large sedan/wagon with seating up to 7. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2017 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is above average 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 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.028%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.5%.

We estimate that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0327% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7347%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0327% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7347% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9665INFINITI Q70Lexus GSCadillac XTSLincoln MKTAcura RLXCadillac CTSVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesLexus RCVolvo S80Audi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 96. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is safer than the 2015 INFINITI Q70, the 2016 Lexus GS, the 2016 Cadillac XTS, the 2016 Lincoln MKT, the 2016 Acura RLX, the 2016 Cadillac CTS, the 2016 Audi A6, and the 2016 Volvo S80 and less safe than the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2016 BMW 5 Series.

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