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MERCEDES BENZ EQC

The 2019 Mercedes Benz EQC prior to crash testing.

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5 star ANCAP rated 2019

The Mercedes-Benz EQC was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in November 2019. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 36.62 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 7.80 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.59 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Oblique Pole Test 7.50 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.72 out of 2
    AEB - City 4 out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 45.11 out of 49
Safety Assist 10 out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems 2.88 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 2.50 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 2.25 out of 4
    AEB - Interurban 2.38 out of 3
Vulnerable Road User Protection 36.22 out of 48
    AEB - Pedestrian 5.58 out of 6
    AEB - Cyclist 5.79 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, side chest-protecting airbags for front and second row outboard seating positions, side head-protecting (curtains) for the front and second rows, and knee airbags for the driver are standard.

Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User) and a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK) are standard on all variants.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.8 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.6 pts

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

What is frontal offset test?

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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

Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test.

What is side impact test?

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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 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 3.88 pts
Chest 2.49 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection of the driver dummy was GOOD for all critical body areas. Protection of the rear passenger neck was ADEQUATE while protection of the chest was MARGINAL.

What is full width frontal test?

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Pole Test

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

Good protection was provided for the driver in the oblique pole test, however during the oblique pole test, the rear door hinge was found to have broken and a penalty was applied.

What is pole test?

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Whiplash Protection Test

Rear: 0.44 points

Front: 1.28 points

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Child Protection Test

In the frontal offset test, readings of neck tension in the 10 year dummy indicated MARGINAL protection. Otherwise, protection of both the 6 year and 10 year dummies was GOOD.

In the side impact test, protection of all critical body areas was GOOD for both child dummies.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages on 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 accomodated in each of the rear seating positions and full points were scored for this assessment.

Pedestrian Summary

The bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz EQC provided GOOD or ADEQUATE protection to the head of a struck pedestrian over most of its surface, with WEAK and POOR results recorded at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Protection of the pelvis was mixed, with areas of GOOD and POOR performance. The bumper provided GOOD protection to pedestrians’ legs.

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. The system’s overall performance was classified as GOOD.


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