The Mercedes-Benz EQB has received the maximum 5-star overall safety rating from Euro NCAP, with pretty good scores in all categories.

Euro NCAP has rated the EQB using data for the Mercedes-Benz GLB, which has a "practically identical" structure plus the data from additional crash tests of the EQB itself. This is why the rating is for "2019" despite it being a new model.

"The Mercedes-EQ EQB is a partner model to GLB and their structure is practically identical. Euro NCAP compared both vehicles to verify that the Mercedes-Benz GLB results can be applied to EQB and performed additional tests where necessary. The footage includes video of the Mercedes-Benz GLB 2019 and additional EQB 2021 tests."

Our attention was caught by very high results in the Adult Occupant and Child Occupant categories: respectively 95% and 91%. The Mercedes-Benz EQS recently received 96% and 91%, which is almost identical.

The Vulnerable Road Users result at 78%, and Safety Assist at 74% are not bad either, compared to 76% and 80% respectively in the EQS.

It's great to see that the less expensive Mercedes-Benz cars are also very safe.

Mercedes-Benz EQB Euro NCAP test results:

  • Adult Occupant - 95 percent
  • Child Occupant - 91 percent
  • Vulnerable Road Users - 78 percent
  • Safety Assist - 74 percent

See all details here.

Crash tests include:

  • Frontal impact test - 50% of the width of the car is striking an oncoming deformable barrier (both traveling at 50 km/h/31 mph)
  • Frontal impact test - the car impacts a rigid full-width barrier at 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Side impact test - a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 60 km/h (37.3 mph)
  • Pole test - the tested car is propelled sideways into a rigid pole at 32 km/h (20 mph)
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