Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Impress IIHS with Standard Pre-Collision Systems

Believe it or not, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is actually rooting for as many vehicles as possible to pass their increasingly challenging crash tests with flying colors. True, a few years ago they implemented some new tests to ensure that automakers really were making the safest cars, trucks and SUVs possible, and yes, those tests initially tripped up a whole lot of automobiles, but the good news is that more vehicles are scoring top marks than ever before, with 38 Top Safety Pick and 33 Top Safety Pick+ designations already having been handed out for 2015 model year vehicles.

Of course, Mercedes-Benz has done particularly well—well enough to earn special praise from the IIHS for making front crash prevention a standard feature on several respected and best-selling models, including everything from the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E350 to the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The C-Class and CLA-Class also were given praise in a recent press release from the IIHS, and yes, all four vehicles are Top Safety Pick+ models thanks to their fast-acting front crash prevention systems, which use automatic braking when necessary to either prevent collisions or minimize their negative impact, both to the car and the people inside.

When a consumer spends the money to purchase a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, they do so with the understanding that they're getting the best of the best. That extends to safety, as well, as our vehicles continue to improve in the IIHS's stringent crash testing procedures. These vehicles keep scoring well, and the IIHS remains publicly impressed with those results.

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