2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  RealSafeCars93Safety Rating

#4 of 2017 SUVs

#5 of all 2017 vehicles

The GLE-Class, which Mercedes-Benz introduced in 2016, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The GLE-Class has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is very 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 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 93, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.021%, and the chance of injury falls to 1.9%.

We estimate that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0243% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7793%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0243% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7793% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 48% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10063INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTAudi Q7BMW X5M.-B. GLE-ClassVolvo XC90Acura MDXLexus RXChevrolet TahoeVolkswagen TouaregComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70, the 2017 Cadillac XTS, the 2017 INFINITI QX60, the 2017 Lincoln MKT, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, and the 2017 Lexus RX and less safe than the 2017 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volvo XC90 and the 2017 BMW X5.

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