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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class scores highly in standard safety equipment—and in government and industry crash tests.
A strong combination of high-tech safety features and top marks on all crash tests lead the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to award the 2009 M-Class its Top Safety Pick award. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a NHTSA five-star crash rating and a four-star rollover rating.
Kelley Blue Book particularly likes the 2009 M-Class's "Pre-Safe system that tightens seatbelts and closes windows when it senses an impending collision." Stability control, anti-lock brakes, and traction control are standard, along with front, side, and curtain airbags.
Edmunds also notes that the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class comes standard with "hill descent/ascent control and a full complement of airbags."
Filled with safety features and designed to withstand even the most severe crashes, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets top ratings for crash protection.