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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Filled with safety features and designed to withstand even the most severe crashes, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets top ratings for crash protection.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a NHTSA five-star crash rating and a four-star rollover rating. A strong combination of high-tech safety features and safe design led the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to award the 2008 M-Class with its Top Safety Pick award.
Stability control, anti-lock brakes, and traction control are standard, along with front, side, and curtain airbags. Kelley Blue Book particularly likes the 2008 M-Class's "Pre-Safe system that tightens seatbelts and closes windows when it senses an impending collision."
Edmunds also notes that the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class comes standard with "hill descent/ascent control and a full complement of airbags."
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class scores highly in standard safety equipment--and in government and industry crash tests.