Skip advert
Advertisement

Mercedes S-Class Coupe - Reliability & safety (2014-2020)

Mercedes has a good reputation for reliability, safety and customer care

Carbuyer Rating

3.7 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Just because the S-Class coupe will sell in relatively small numbers compared to more mainstream models like the Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes C-Class and Mercedes E-Class, that doesn't mean it can get away with being any less dependable.

Mercedes S-Class Coupe reliability

Unfortunately, reliability isn't always seen as a Mercedes strong point. Our 2018 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey revealed that 12% of owners experienced at least one fault in the first year of ownership. Expensive dealer servicing was criticised, too, and these factors influenced the brand's overall placing of 20th out of 26 manufacturers surveyed.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Understandably, too few S-Class Coupe owners participated in the survey for it to be covered specifically, but it's hard to imagine that Mercedes driver's complements on ride, handling, acceleration and build quality being any less relevant for the flagship than they are for lesser models in the range.

Safety

As it's a very exclusive model, the S-Class Coupe hasn't been crash-tested by Euro NCAP. However, all versions have plenty of safety equipment, including eight airbags, a system that can read road signs and a driver drowsiness monitor. There's also a clever system to control body roll in corners and keep the car steadier during strong crosswinds.

The Mercedes S-Class Coupe can also be fitted with a Driving Assistance Package, which adds blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and a night-vision camera.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better
Kia Sorento 2024 front quarter driving
In-depth reviews
10 Apr 2024

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better

New Audi S3 revealed: £47k hot hatch brings greater focus on handling
Audi S3 saloon front quarter
News
17 Apr 2024

New Audi S3 revealed: £47k hot hatch brings greater focus on handling

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
12 Apr 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
best electric cars
Best cars
28 Mar 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024