2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#7 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#28 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The E-Class, part of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 1994, is a three-row large sedan/wagon with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2017 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Mercedes-Benz E-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 2018 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 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a score of 86, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.03%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.7%.

We estimate that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0346% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.9542%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0346% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.9542% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9864INFINITI Q70INFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTCadillac CTSAcura RLXAcura MDXLexus RXVolvo S90Audi Q7BMW X3BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is safer than the 2018 INFINITI Q70, the 2018 INFINITI QX60, the 2018 Lincoln MKT, the 2017 Cadillac CTS, and the 2018 Acura RLX and less safe than the 2018 Lexus RX and the 2018 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2018 BMW 5 Series.

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