2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#28 of 2023 SUVs

#37 of all 2023 vehicles

The GLE-Class, which Mercedes-Benz introduced in 2016, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The GLE-Class provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. 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.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but others may also improve safety. Optional LED Intelligent Light System points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. 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. Standard Adaptive Highbeam Assist on the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9983Cadillac XT5Cadillac XT6M.-B. GLE-ClassV. V90 Cross CountryLincoln NautilusAudi Q7Genesis GV80BMW X5A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Acura MDXAudi A6Lincoln AviatorComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 83 to 99. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is safer than the 2023 Cadillac XT5 and the 2023 Cadillac XT6 and less safe than the 2023 Lincoln Aviator, the 2023 Audi A6, the 2023 Acura MDX, the 2023 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon), the 2023 BMW X5, the 2023 Genesis GV80, and the 2023 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2023 Volvo V90 Cross Country and the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus.

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