The IIHS Safety Report On the 2016 Mercedes C-Class Sedan

March 16th, 2016 by


The C-class sedan from Mercedes-Benz is a luxury/near-luxury car in the midsize segment. IIHS conducts safety tests for cars on two different aspects that are as follows:

  • Crashworthiness- This safety parameter refers to the ability of a car to protect the passengers during a car crash. IIHS provides ratings such as poor, marginal, acceptable or good on the basis of how a car performs in 5 different tests. These tests are head restraints, roof strength, side, small overlap front and moderate overlap front.
  • Crash avoidance & mitigation- Whether a car under the test is equipped with the essential technology for reducing the severity of a crash or is capable in preventing a crash. Vehicles are assigned ratings of superior advanced or basic on the basis of the system type and the performance of vehicles in its track tests.

Check out the summarized safety report from IIHS for C-Class sedan in 2016.

  • Side front Overlap-good
  • Roof strength-Good
  • Front crash prevention-Superior
  • Ease of child seat anchor (latch)-acceptable
  • Overall evaluation- Rated as good
  • Overall injury measures-Rated as good
  • Structure & safety cage-good

What are injury measures?

The injury measure for the car indicated that the risk of severe injuries while a crash takes place is low. The vehicle under test had two rear seats that were fully equipped with attachment for child seat or LATCH hardware for your child’s safety.

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