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2014 Mercedes M class shown
2014 Mercedes M class shown

The photos and videos shown here may be of a different model, model year or body type from the one selected. The ratings of one vehicle often apply to other models if they are built on the same platform. In addition, a test of a vehicle from one model year may apply to earlier or later model years if the vehicle hasn't been significantly redesigned.

Safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional beginning with 2014 models, standard in 2012-13 models)
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
  • Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lights

G
Small overlap front
Models built after August 2013

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 4,722 lbs
Peak force 31,545 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.68
Tested vehicle
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 350 4-door 4wd

G
Head restraints & seats
Power leather seat AHR

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Superior Front crash prevention

  • Optional Pre-Safe Brake
  • Standard Collision Prevention Assit
  • Optional Driver Assistance Package
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 11 mph.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 14 mph.
2 points

Basic Front crash prevention
With Collision Prevention Assist only

  • Standard Collision Prevention Assist
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
1 point total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
Not available.
0 points
Not available.
0 points