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MERCEDES-BENZ CLA200 2016

Image showing the CLA class hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score36.16out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.16out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3


The tested model of Mercedes-Benz CLA Class was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in 2013. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.

In the offset crash test driver chest protection was acceptable and passenger leg protection was acceptable. Driver protection in the side impact crash test was good. Head protection in the side pole test was good.

Note: The left-hand-drive European model with 1.6 petrol engine was 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.

Dual frontal, side chest and pelvis and side head airbags (curtains) and a driver knee airbag are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.16 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.87 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.29 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash.

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

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

Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test. The side airbags performed well.

The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

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.



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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: Good
Dynamic test: Good

Overall whiplash rating: GOOD

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Scored 26.95 out of 36 points

Child head impacts: 10.00 points
Adult head impacts: 6.95 points
Upper leg impacts: 4.00 points
Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

The CLA is equipped with an active bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian has been struck and automatically raise the bonnet to provide greater clearance to the hard structures beneath. Mercedes-Benz showed that the system triggered robustly over a range of speeds and for different statures of pedestrians, so the car was tested with the system deployed. As a result, protection of the head is good over most of the bonnet surface. The protection of pedestrians' legs by the bumper is also good. The front edge of the bonnet also provided predominantly good protection to the pelvis region.


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.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.7 L/100km 133 g/km

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