The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class hasn't been crash-tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), most likely because of its sticker price and low sales volumes, but it is equipped with a wide array of safety features that should inspire confidence in 2008 Mercedes-Benz owners.
When it comes to safety features, Mercedes-Benz has developed a reputation for offering some of the finest in the industry. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is no exception. Cars.com lists the standard safety features offered on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class as "side-impact airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system." They add that "a BabySmart child-recognition system prevents the front passenger-side airbag from activating" when a child is in the front seat, which is a welcome feature, given the fact that the Mercedes-Benz 2008 SLK offers no backseat in which to put children. ConsumerGuide mentions that the Mercedes-Benz 2008 SLK-Class also comes with a "tire-pressure monitor, roll bars," and "daytime running lights."
One additional feature of the Mercedes-Benz 2008 SLK-Class that improves overall safety is the view that the driver enjoys. ConsumerGuide reviewers say that while the "removable mesh wind blocker clouds rear visibility," overall "the outward view is good" from within this 2008 Mercedes-Benz, even when driving "top-up." Cars.com reaffirms that opinion, writing "top-up visibility isn't bad."