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Picture: Mercedes-Benz

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC, a midsize luxurious SUV, earned a High Security Decide award from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS) when geared up with particular headlights and non-obligatory entrance crash prevention.

To qualify for a 2020 High Security Decide award, a car should earn good rankings in six crashworthiness evaluations, together with the driver-side small overlap entrance, passenger-side small overlap entrance, reasonable overlap entrance, aspect, roof energy and head restraint checks.

It additionally wants superior or superior rankings for each vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian entrance crash prevention, in addition to an appropriate or good headlight ranking for a minimum of one among its out there headlight packages.

The GLC misses out on the higher-tier High Security Decide+ award, which requires good or acceptable rankings for all of the out there headlight packages. The SUV’s non-obligatory curve-adaptive LED projectors earn an excellent ranking, however the base-level LED reflectors have been rated poor, attributable to insufficient illumination. Mercedes-Benz is working to handle that downside for 2021.

The award applies solely to autos geared up with an non-obligatory entrance crash prevention system. When geared up with the system, the GLC earns a superior ranking in each vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian entrance crash prevention evaluations.