2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#24 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#74 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The E-Class, part of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 1994, is a three-row large sedan/wagon with seating up to 7. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. All trims and versions of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-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. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Adaptive Highbeam Assist are standard on the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9773Volkswagen ArteonV. V60 Cross CountryM.-B. E-ClassAudi A4Audi A5A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Audi A6V. V90 Cross CountryVolvo S90 RechargeVolvo S90Hyundai Genesis G80BMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 97. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is safer than the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon and less safe than the 2023 BMW 5 Series, the 2023 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2023 Volvo S90, the 2023 Volvo S90 Recharge, the 2023 Volvo V90 Cross Country, and the 2023 Audi A6. It is about as safe as the 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country, the 2023 Audi A4, and the 2023 Audi A5.

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