2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#15 of 2021 SUVs

#23 of all 2021 vehicles

The GLE-Class, which Mercedes-Benz introduced in 2016, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. The GLE-Class provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The GLE-Class has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.029%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.031% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5357%, meaning the average driver has a 0.031% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5357% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class include: Active Brake Assist with Cross Traffic Function and Active Blind Spot Assist.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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