2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML63 AMG)Enlarge Photo
2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
“The 2015 M-Class has some standout active-safety features, as well as top-tier crash-test ratings.”
Mercedes-Benz has, for decades, made some of the vehicles with the lowest rates of fatality and injury. Relatively few of its current models have been rated by both U.S. agencies—which keeps more of them from being given a perfect ‘10’ in safety—but the M-Class stands as an exception. It’s earned top ratings in both crash-test protocols, and its set of active-safety items is one of the best in its class. Collision Prevention Assist is a standard feature on the M-Class, as is Attention Assist, which can warn you if it thinks you’re too drowsy. Add the optional Pre-Safe Brake feature that’s part of the Driver Assistance Package, and you add even more accident-prevention odds improvement. With it, the M-Class earns an IIHS ‘Superior’ rating.
By the way, there’s change in store for this model line, but it shouldn’t be to the detriment of safety. Look for the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class to continue the M-Class form factor (and its underpinnings), albeit with new badging, a refreshed cabin and other enhancements.