2017 Mercedes-Benz IIHS Top Safety Pick Vehicles
Who ever said luxury and safety couldn’t go hand-in-hand? When it comes to providing a safe and upscale ride, few manufacturers are capable of doing it better than the engineers at Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to a number of unique advanced technology upgrades, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are safer than ever before. Two 2017 Mercedes-Benz models are so safe they were named 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick vehicles.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is the first vehicle that was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick. To achieve Top Safety Pick status, the 2017 C-Class had to score a “Good” rating on five different crashworthiness tests. It excelled in all five and even received a “Superior” rating for its frontal crash prevention technology. This system, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, utilizes a radar sensor to continuously scan the road in front of the C-Class. It will alert the driver if it detects that a collision is imminent. As soon as the driver presses on the brake the vehicle’s Adaptive Brake Assist makes sure the ideal level of braking is applied to help avoid an accident.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE
The other Mercedes-Benz vehicle that was recognized by the IIHS was the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE. This large SUV was actually named a Top Safety Pick +, which means it passed all of crashworthiness tests and comes equipped with “Acceptable” headlights. The GLE also comes equipped with the proper frontal crash prevention technology, as well as PRE-SAFE, which will actually prepare the vehicle for a crash before it even happens. This means that passengers inside the vehicle will be even safer in the event that a collision ever occurs.
Find Your Safe Mercedes-Benz at Loeber Motors
For those of you interested in purchasing one of the safest luxury vehicles on the market, we encourage you to get in touch with one of our Loeber Motors sales team members. They can set you up in a test drive in either the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or Mercedes-Benz GLE, and explain some of the other benefits of the vehicles! Give us a call if you have any questions.