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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Earns Top Safety Ratings

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If you've been looking for a safe, comfortable family hauler in Durham--and you've started to resign yourself to a boring minivan--don't be so hasty.

Because the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) recently named the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE midsize luxury SUV a 2018 Top Safety Pick +.

That is the highest possible safety rating from this strict, unbiased data institute.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE swept the ratings, locking down the highest scoring (Good for most, Superior for front crash prevention) in every single category.

Take a look--and see why a luxury SUV might be the perfect family vehicle for you in the Raleigh area.


LED Headlights

The updated and improved LED headlights on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE (an available feature) are really what pushed this model from a Top Safety Pick, to a Top Safety Pick Plus. The headlights are more accurate and illuminate the road more intensely, to increase your ability to see and avoid obstacles, other cars, or debris.


Crashworthiness Ratings

The Mercedes-Benz GLE scored top marks in crashworthiness; in the event of an accident, this well-built SUV can protect you better than many of its competitors. It's peace of mind in a seriously beautiful package.

  • Small overlap front (driver- and passenger-side): Good
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof strength: Good
  • Head restraints and seats: Good

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation Ratings

The Mercedes-Benz GLE scored top marks in avoiding or mitigating potential accidents. While it's good to know that your car can protect you in the event of a crash, it's far preferable to avoid a collision altogether.

  • Front crash prevention: Superior
  • Headlights: Good (with available equipment)
  • Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) ease of use: Good

You can read the full article online at Cars.com, or you can visit the IIHS website to learn more.


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