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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has almost perfect crash-safety ratings and options for the newest must-have safety features.
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SAFETY | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Good" front and side

Five stars, front and side impacts

Long list of safety equipment
Kelley Blue Book

standard "hill descent/ascent control

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Safety hasn't changed much with the 2010 edition of the ML-Class, but the SUV has lost its Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). Chalk that up to the insurance group's changes to its criteria-and the addition of a roof-crush standard that hasn't been tested yet with the ML-Class.

The M-Class still has a five-star crash rating and a four-star rollover rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

Stability control, anti-lock brakes, and traction control are standard, along with front, side, and curtain airbags. PRE-SAFE, a safety system that senses collisions before they happen, is also now a standard feature on M-Class models, as are hill descent and ascent control.

New this year is a standard tire pressure monitoring system, along with POST-SAFE, which unlocks doors and shuts down the fuel and powertrain after an accident.

Safety options include a set of parking sensors and a rearview camera. They're standard on the ML63 AMG, however.


The 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has almost perfect crash-safety ratings and options for the newest must-have safety features.

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