IIHS Gives the 2014 Mercedes E-Class a Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Giancarlo Perlas June 11, 2014

2014 mercedes e-class in safety test

Mercedes-Benz is not only a brand known for providing customers with elegant, comfortable, technologically-advanced and high-performance vehicles, it is also praised for its top-of-the-line standards when it comes to safety.

Recently, the marque’s 2014 Mercedes E-Class was tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As expected, the results were nothing short of impressive. In fact, the vehicle even gained the Top Safety Pick+ rating.

It should be noted that the 2014 Mercedes E-Class is the second vehicle from the brand to earn such distinction. The first to get the Top Safety Pick+ designation was the M-Class last year.

The IIHS said that only vehicles that carry a 2014 model are considered for the Top Safety Pick+ test. The organization explained the enhancements in the 2014 models enable them to perform better in the small overlap front test.

The 2014 Mercedes E-Class scored “Good” in the crash test. Notably, it garnered the highest possible marks for its capability to offer protection to the head, neck, chest, hip and thigh.

Then, the “+” rating can only be earned if the vehicle’s crash prevention system carries a “Basic”, “Advanced” or “Superior” rating. In the case of the 2014 Mercedes E-Class, it gained the highest possible mark when equipped with the Driver Assistance Package, which provides advanced collision warning, plus low and high-speed auto-brake features at 12 mph and 25 mph, respectively.

The IIHS stated though that it will be amending its collision avoidance system for 2015 models. To be qualified as a Top Safety Pick+, the said vehicles should at least score an “Advanced” rating.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits though is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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