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MERCEDES-BENZ A180 2018

The 2018 Mercedes Benz A-Class prior to crash testing.

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The Mercedes-Benz A-Class was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in August 2018. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 36.51     Out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test      7.11 Out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.81 Out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 Out of 8
    Oblique Pole Test 7.88 Out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.72 Out of 2
    AEB (City) 4 Out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 44.98 Out of 49
Safety Assist 9.61    Out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems 2.50 Out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 2.50 Out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 2.25 Out of 4
    AEB (Interurban) 2.36 Out of 3
Vulnerable Road User Protection 44.23 Out of 48
    AEB (Pedestrian) 5.83 Out of 6
    AEB (Cyclist) 6 Out of 6

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 airbags, side chest-protecting airbags for both the front and rear occupants, side head-protecting airbags (curtains) and a driver knee airbag are standard. All three grades of autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User) as well as lane keep assist (LKA) with lane departure warning (LDW) and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS) are fitted as standard equipment on all variants.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.11 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.01 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.22 pts

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated ADEQUATE protection for the driver’s chest and the lower legs of both the driver and front passenger. Protection for all other critical body regions was GOOD.

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* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the side impact test, protection offered to all critical body regions was GOOD.

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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Full Width Frontal Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.99 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 3.71 pts
Chest 3.53 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection was ADEQUATE for the neck and chest of the rear passenger and the chest of the driver, while GOOD protection was offered for all other critical body regions.

What is full width frontal 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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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.76 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the oblique pole test, protection was ACCEPTABLE for the chest of the driver and GOOD for all other critical body regions.

What is pole 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

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Child Protection Test

In the frontal offset test, protection of the neck of the 6 year old dummy was ADEQUATE, while the protection offered to all other critical body regions was GOOD. Protection of both child dummies in the side impact test was GOOD with maximum points scored.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages for the rear outboard seats and top tether anchorages for all rear seating positions.

Installation of typical child restraints available in Australia and New Zealand showed that all of the selected child restraints could be accommodated in each of the rear seating positions and full points were scored for this assessment.

Pedestrian Summary

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has an ‘active’ bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian is struck and actuators lift the bonnet to provide greater clearance from stiff components in the engine bay. The vehicle was tested with the bonnet in the raised position and GOOD or ADEQUATE results were recorded over most of the bonnet area with some WEAK and POOR results recorded at the base of the windscreen and on the windscreen pillars. The front edge of the bonnet and the bumper showed a GOOD level of protection in all areas tested.

The autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system is capable of detecting and reacting to vulnerable road users including pedestrians and cyclists. The AEB system offered GOOD performance in tests of its effectiveness in pedestrian test scenarios under both daylight and night-time conditions. GOOD performance was also seen in cyclist test scenarios with collisions avoided or mitigated at all test speeds.


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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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.8 L/100km 135 g/km

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