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Mercedes B-Class mini MPV (2012-2014) - Reliability & safety

Should live up to Mercedes’ reputation for flawless reliability

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Mercedes B-Class reliability

The material and build quality of the B-Class is first-rate and we expect it to be a very reliable car. There have been no major faults reported to date – although it’s still relatively new – and it comes with a three-year warranty, so if any issues do crop up in the first few years of ownership, you can be sure they’ll get sorted.

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Mercedes has performed reasonably well in recent customer satisfaction surveys. It came eleventh out of 32 in our 2015 Driver Power manufacturer chart. Although this is a drop of two places on the previous year, it keeps the brand ahead of main rivals Audi and BMW.

Safety

The B-Class scored the full five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests and every model comes with a range of safety technology, including airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, ISOFIX points for child seats and anti-lock brakes.

Also standard is Collision Prevention Assist, a system that automatically brakes the car if it senses an imminent crash. You can also choose from a range of optional safety kit, such as lane-keeping assistance and blind-spot detection, which are part of the Driving Assistance pack.

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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.

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