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MERCEDES-BENZ Vito 2011

Vito 639 MY08 Van Low Roof 109CDI

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.



Used Car Safety Report

The Mercedes-Benz Vito has been awarded a 5 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score30.66out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.79out of 16
Side impact test15.87out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Mercedes Vito was introduced in Australia during 2004. This 4-star rating applies to Vitos fitted with bucket front seats and a front passenger airbag. A separate 5-star rating applies to Vitos with side curtains.

The Vito scored 12.79 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 15.87 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European Viano small bus was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. The Vito van can be expected to provide comparable front occupant protection to the vehicle tested by Euro NCAP.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

A driver airbag, antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. A front passenger airbag, side airbags and headprotecting side curtains for the front seats are optional on the van and crew cab and standard on the wagon. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. Three point seat belts are fitted to all rear seats. These provide better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.79 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.79 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 59mm and upwards 39mm. The steering wheel hub moved 10mm forward, 83mm downward and 4mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 31mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. A knee bolster behind the fascia was considered to pose a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and seating positions. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Passenger head protection might not be as good without the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.87 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.87 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle tested by Euro NCAP was not eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it did not have headprotecting side airbags.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

The bumper and front edge of the bonnet scored no points. The protection offered to the head of a struck child was poor in every area tested and was poor in most areas for an adult's head.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
8.9 L/100km 241 g/km 5 /10 3 /10 2.5-Star Overall Rating


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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.66out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.79out of 16
Side impact test15.87out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Mercedes-Benz Vito was introduced in Australia during 2004. This 5-star rating applies to 4 cylinder Vitos fitted with bucket front seats, front passenger airbag and head-protecting side curtains, available from January 2009.

The Vito scored 12.79 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 15.87 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further two points were earned in the optional pole test, which was conducted by ANCAP. This enabled the Vito to become the first 5-star commercial vehicle rated by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European Viano small bus was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. The right-hand-drive Vito van can be expected to provide comparable front occupant protection to the left-hand-drive vehicle tested by Euro NCAP.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

A driver airbag, antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. A front passenger airbag, side airbags and headprotecting side curtains for the front seats are optional on the van and crew cab and standard on the wagon.

Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. Three point seat belts are fitted to all rear seats. These provide better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.79 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.79 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 59mm and upwards 39mm. The steering wheel hub moved 10mm forward, 83mm downward and 4mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 31mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. A knee bolster behind the fascia was considered to pose a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and seating positions. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Passenger head protection might not be as good without the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.87 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.87 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle tested by Euro NCAP was not eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it did not have headprotecting side airbags. Mercedes-Benz funded an ANCAP pole test of a Viano people mover that has comparable protection to the Vito with side curtains. This earned the Viano and Vito a 5-star rating from ANCAP.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

The bumper and front edge of the bonnet scored no points. The protection offered to the head of a struck child was poor in every area tested and was poor in most areas for an adult's head.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
8.1 L/100km 227 g/km 5.5 /10 3 /10 2.5-Star Overall Rating

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