2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Safety

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Mercedes-Benz has long been regarded as a technology leader in the safety arena, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class doesn't disappoint this heritage. For the 2013 model year, standard safety equipment includes 10 airbags, Attention Assist driver alertness monitoring, Pre-Safe emergency brake assist and seatbelt tensioner, active head restraints, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and more.

Optional safety upgrades include all-LED active headlights, Night View Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, a rear-view camera, Distronic Plus (radar-based cruise control with automatic braking), and Parktronic parking sensors with Active Park Assist.

Visibility from the front of the CLS Class is generally good, though rear-quarter visibility can be limited by the thick C-pillars. The rearview camera option and parking sensors can help mitigate this, however.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class hasn't been crash-tested, but it does offer a long list of standard and available high-tech safety features--including some not found elsewhere.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) haven't crash-tested the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class, but with all of the standard and available safety features, plus Mercedes' attention to chassis engineering, buyers can drive the CLS Class with confidence.

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