The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Mercedes-Benz C-Class their highest safety rating for 2016.
With the winter months just around the corner, driving conditions will inevitably become more dangerous. It’s comforting to know that in the event of a crash or potential crash, your vehicle will protect you as best as it can. Drivers of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are offered this peace of mind. The 2016 C-Class was awarded a Top Safety Pick+ rating through the IIHS. In order to be awarded this rating, the vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests—small overlap front, moderate overlap front, sides, roof strength, and head restraints—and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention, meaning the ability of the vehicle’s technology to avoid collision or lessen the impact. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class excelled in nearly every category.
C-Class Safety Features and Technology
If you’re a driver who is often carting around your family, or you’re looking for a vehicle for your child who’s a new driver, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the best choice. When conducting a crash test, the IIHS found that the C-Class only allowed a 4-inch maximum intrusion into the cabin in the instance of a front-end collision. This number is drastically lower than the previous model’s 20-inch intrusion. Also, the IIHS recorded a strength-to-weight ratio of 7 when examining the vehicle’s roof strength. This number is amongst the highest ever recorded, implying that in the event of a crash or loss of control leading to the vehicle rolling, the 2016 C-Class is most prepared to protect its passengers.
For further peace of mind, the 2016 C-Class comes equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Collision Prevention system. This system uses radar to constantly monitor closing speeds between your vehicle and the moving vehicles around you. If the system decides that a collision is possible, it will assist in applying the brake. In addition to this, Mercedes-Benz offers several technology packages that enhance the vehicle’s intelligent safety systems.
It’s news like this that makes Santa Barbara Auto Group proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Our dealership serves families from all over Southern California, and to know that we offer one of the safest vehicles available is very rewarding. Visit the Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group to learn more about the safety features of the C-Class and other Mercedes-Benz models that might interest you.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group Mercedes-Benz
Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave. The Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.