2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#9 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#29 of all 2020 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. The E-Class provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-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 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0311% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5544%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0311% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5544% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9968Lexus GSAcura RLXLexus ISBMW 5 SeriesCadillac XT5M.-B. E-ClassBMW X5Volvo S90Audi A6Audi Q5Acura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 99. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS, the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 Lexus IS, the 2020 BMW 5 Series, and the 2020 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2020 Audi A6, the 2020 Volvo S90, and the 2020 BMW X5.

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