To garner a Top Safety Pick+ the 2021 E-Class underwent six serious crashworthiness evaluations.  -  Photo via IIHS.

To garner a Top Safety Pick+ the 2021 E-Class underwent six serious crashworthiness evaluations.

Photo via IIHS.

A large luxury car, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, captured the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted Top Safety Pick+ award — the most esteemed safety recognition a vehicle can earn from the Institute. 

IIHS notes that the award applies only to the sedans that are equipped with an optional front crash prevention system. Specifically, only 2021 E-Class vehicles outfitted with Active Brake Assist with Cross Traffic Function measure up to the “plus” status as this system earned superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. 

To garner a Top Safety Pick+ the 2021 E-Class underwent six serious crashworthiness evaluations. The sedan scored good ratings in all IIHS tests, a prerequisite for the award. These included the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests.

IIHS is a stickler on headlights — as they are among the most basic and important of safety features. Top Safety Pick+ winners must come equipped with good or acceptable headlights across all trims and packages.

The “plus” award for the E-Class applies to vehicles built after November 2020. Models built after that date are available with three headlight variations — all of which measure up to IIHS exacting safety standards. Specifically, the curve-adaptive LED projectors with high beam assist offered with the Exterior Lighting package earn a good rating. The two other variations — static LED projectors with and without high beam assist — earn ratings of acceptable. 

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

About the author
Staff Writer

Staff Writer

Editorial

Our team of enterprising editors brings years of experience covering the fleet industry. We offer a deep understanding of trends and the ever-evolving landscapes we cover in fleet, trucking, and transportation.  

View Bio
0 Comments