2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#21 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#80 of all 2022 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. 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 2022 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 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a score of 84, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.031%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0365% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1658%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0365% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1658% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class include the following active safety systems: Active Brake Assist with Cross Traffic Function and Active Blind Spot Assist.

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Adaptive Highbeam Assist are standard on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9574Volkswagen ArteonINFINITI Q50BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassAudi A5Cadillac XT5Audi A6Volvo S90 RechargeAlfa Romeo GiuliaHyundai Genesis G80Lexus RCA. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 95. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon and less safe than the 2022 Lexus RC, the 2022 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia, the 2022 Volvo S90 Recharge, and the 2022 Audi A6. It is about as safe as the 2022 INFINITI Q50, the 2022 BMW 5 Series, the 2022 Audi A5, and the 2022 Cadillac XT5.

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