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The Mercedes-Benz GLC, a mid-sized SUV, has recently been awarded a 5-star safety rating by ANCAP. This rating solidifies its position as a compelling choice for consumers who prioritize safety.

According to the 2020-2022 protocol criteria, the Mercedes-Benz GLC achieved an impressive Adult Occupant Protection score of 92%. The vehicle received full points for safeguarding the driver and child occupants in the side impact test, protecting the driver in the full width frontal test, and ensuring the front seat passenger’s safety in the frontal offset (MPDB) test.

However, it received a Weak assessment for the protection of the driver’s chest in the oblique pole test. There are concerns about the GLC’s design when it comes to preventing serious pelvic injuries to pedestrians. It received a Poor impact protection rating and scored nil in this specific area of assessment.

On the positive side, the GLC’s active safety capability was evaluated, and it demonstrated effectiveness in responding to other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists through its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, which covers reversing and turning scenarios. The vehicle showed good performance in these tests, effectively avoiding, or mitigating crashes across all the tested scenarios.

Tests of the GLC’s lane support system revealed good performance in lane keep assist (LKA) scenarios and adequate performance in more critical emergency lane keeping (ELK) scenarios.

“Mercedes-Benz continues to offer a comprehensive safety package to its customers,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, Carla Hoorweg.

You can find the full list of the Mercedes-Benz GLC’s safety features here.

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