2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#7 of 2019 SUVs

#9 of all 2019 vehicles


The GLE-Class, which Mercedes-Benz introduced in 2016, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the GLE-Class packs some oomph. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-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 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 91, implying a 0.027% chance of driver death (2.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.024%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.1%.

We estimate that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0274% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1268%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0274% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1268% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 43% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 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.

10060INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSLexus GSCadillac CTSLincoln MKTBMW 5 SeriesNissan ArmadaBMW X5Volvo XC90M.-B. GLE-ClassLincoln ContinentalM.-B. E-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 100. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is safer than the 2019 INFINITI Q70, the 2019 Cadillac XTS, the 2019 Lexus GS, the 2019 Cadillac CTS, the 2019 Lincoln MKT, and the 2019 BMW 5 Series and less safe than the 2019 Volvo XC90, the 2019 BMW X5, and the 2019 Nissan Armada. It is about as safe as the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2019 Lincoln Continental.

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