2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#26 of 2022 SUVs

#35 of all 2022 vehicles

The GLE-Class, which Mercedes-Benz introduced 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. 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0301% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4355%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0301% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4355% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 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. All trims and versions of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class include the following active safety systems: Active Brake Assist with Cross Traffic Function and Active Blind Spot Assist.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard Adaptive Highbeam Assist automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead. 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.

9979INFINITI Q50Chrysler PacificaCadillac XT6M.-B. GLE-ClassINFINITI QX60Audi Q7BMW X5A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Volvo XC90 RechargeHonda OdysseyAcura MDXFord ExplorerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 79 to 99. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is safer than the 2022 INFINITI Q50 and the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica and less safe than the 2022 Honda Odyssey, the 2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge, the 2022 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon), the 2022 BMW X5, and the 2022 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2022 INFINITI QX60.

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