2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Safety and Reliability

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reliability Rating

2020 SL-Class Safety

The SL-Class is an extremely low-volume luxury vehicle, so crash-testing it would be a costly affair. As such, neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has evaluated the convertible for safety.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2020 SL-Class Key Safety Features

The Merc gets a fair number of standard safety features, shared by both trim levels, but the majority are locked behind the Driver Assistance Package. It comes with ABS, stability and traction control, pop-up roll bars, a rearview camera, Pre-Safe crash mitigation, adaptive high beam assist, active head restraints, forward collision avoidance, driver attention assist, active parking assist, and eight airbags: dual front, front knee, front side, and head. The available features making up the optional Driver Assistance Package include active steering assist, active blind-spot assist, active lane keeping assist, active brake assist with front cross-traffic alert, distance assist, and Pre-Safe Plus.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class TrimsSL 450 RoadsterSL 550 Roadster
Back-Up CameraSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidN/AN/A
Blind Spot MonitorOO
Lane Departure WarningOO
Lane Keeping AssistOO
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistOO
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2020 SL-Class Reliability

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has not been evaluated for dependability by an independent body, and with so few models sold each year, there have been little to no complaints. No recalls have been issued for 2020 so far, but 2019 saw two recalls: for faulty front passenger airbags, and non-functional rear axle carrier bolts. Mercedes offers a pretty unremarkable standard warranty, with more advanced warranties available as options. The bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties are valid for 50,000 miles/48 months, with roadside assistance covered for the same period.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
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