Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mercedes-Benz V-Class 2014

2.2 diesel , van-based people carrier

Test Date: Oct 2014

Mercedes-Benz V-Class crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 93%
Child Occupant 87%
Pedestrian 67%
Safety Assist 85%

Compare with other cars in the Family van category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment of the V-Class remained stable in the frontal impact. Protection of the passenger was good in for all body areas. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Mercedes-Benz showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The V-Class scored maximum points in the side barrier test, with good protection of all body areas. However, in the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib deflection indicated marginal protection of the chest. A geometric assessment of the front and rear seats indicated good protection against whiplash in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag is automatically disabled when a rearward-facing child restraint is placed on the passenger seat. The system is different from previous Mercedes-Benz systems which only worked with specific seats. As the system is not standard equipment, it was not assessed for this rating.


Owing to the height and geometry of the front of the V-Class, no tests were performed against the front edge of the bonnet. The protection provided against head injury on the bonnet surface was mostly in the range from marginal to good, with poor results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's tests, offering good protection to pedestrians' legs.

Safety assist

The V-Class has electronic stability control as standard equipment and the system met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and, for the passenger seat, is expected to be on most cars sold so the system was assessed and rewarded. A driver-set speed limitation device is available as an option. As the great majority of vehicles will be equipped with the system, it was assessed and met Euro NCAP's requirements for speed-limiters of this type.

applies to all Vito and V-Class of the specification tested