2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#16 of 2020 SUVs

#23 of all 2020 vehicles


The GLE-Class, introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 2016, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. The GLE-Class provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The GLE-Class has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% 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 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0303% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4553%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0303% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4553% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10067Lexus GSAcura RLXINFINITI QX60Cadillac XT5Cadillac XT6M.-B. GLE-ClassAudi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC90Lincoln AviatorAcura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 100. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS, the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 INFINITI QX60, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, and the 2020 Cadillac XT6 and less safe than the 2020 Volvo XC90, the 2020 BMW X5, and the 2020 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2020 Lexus RX and the 2020 Acura MDX.

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