Here at Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park, our cars don’t just offer luxury. The models on our lot also come equipped with the latest technology and advanced safety features. One new vehicle that’s sure to impress is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. It offers everything that you could want from a luxury SUV, and now it’s received the top possible rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The IIHS submits every vehicle to a battery of crash tests. One test that trips up many vehicles is the small overlap tests, which determines how a car will hold up in a collision with objects like trees or utility poles. Just passing these tests isn’t enough to be named a Top Safety Pick+ though.

To do that, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 crossover also needed to have headlights and crash avoidance systems that meet the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest standards. This model’s standard collision avoidance system was given a “Superior” rating, the highest grade that the IIHS can give out. It offers available pedestrian recognition technology and was able to bring the car to a stop at speeds of 12 miles per hour and 25 miles per hour.

The headlights of this new Mercedes-Benz vehicle also meet the high standards of the IIHS. Its basic headlights were deemed “Acceptable” while the higher-end LED headlight option received the top rating of “Good.” Travel confidently in the safe new Mercedes-Benz GLC.

So when you’re shopping for a new luxury car that offers safety and useful tech, take a closer look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. Visit our Florida Mercedes-Benz dealership to take this crossover or any of our other models for a test drive. We’re ready to answer any questions you have about our cars or the Mercedes-Benz financing process. We hope to see you soon!