Check Out IIHS Top Safety Pick at Mercedes-Benz Dealer Serving Orange County

July 18th, 2016 by

If you are in the market for a safe and dependable midsize luxury SUV for your family, then you may want to make a trip to our Mercedes-Benz dealer serving Orange County to check out the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Not only do you get the thrilling performance and resplendent luxury you expect from these German vehicles, but you also get an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the GLE with this designation after it earned a superior rating for front crash prevention. This is especially impressive considering the more stringent standards introduced by the IIHS for 2016. But the commitment of the automaker to provide a luxury vehicle that protects you when things go wrong is making a difference where it counts.

A Safer Family SUV

The biggest addition to the list of IIHS safety tests is the front crash prevention, which means only vehicles with front crash prevention technology can be named a Top Safety Pick+. This is where the GLE SUV shines with a standard system in place that helped it earn a “Superior” rating in this important test. It also offers an optional PRESAFE® Brake system that includes a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria. It makes a big difference in helping prevent or minimize damage that can occur in a collision.


It also earned “Good” ratings in all five of the crashworthiness tests, but it’s the ability to limit damage in a front crash situation that makes it so impressive. You can experience the drive in this luxury SUV for yourself at our Mercedes-Benz dealer serving Orange County.

During the IIHS 12 mph track test, it was able to avoid a collision while it reduced impact speed by 12 mph in the 25 mph test. If you have the additional PRESAFE® Brake, it can reduce your speed by 24 mph. This can make a big difference when you aren’t prepared for the driver ahead of you to stop short.

Contact Walter's Mercedes-Benz of Riverside today to learn more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE. To get started, give us a call today.

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