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Though I didn't really expect Mercedes to score any less than five stars when it comes to safety. Their standards are pretty high imo and buyers expect exceptional safety ratings. It even managed to get 80% mark for pedestrian protection, which seems amazing considering how much damage a pickup can do to a person.

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It helps that they have the help of Nissans engineering tech from the Narava but that's not to say it wouldn't have been safe without that DNA. Keeping it specific to Mercedes, they used a generous amount of air bags for the driver and front passenger area, that alone puts a good amount of confidence in me about its overall safety.
 

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Rear seat passengers may have poor whiplash protection, but that's usually the case in rear-end crashes and they seem to have ample protection everywhere.
I guess you didn't look at the interior otherwise you would see there is adequate head protection, just the height of the rear headrests alone can reduce the impact that can have or very well limit it. In addition there are side head airbags, so your head is even more secured.
 

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Weight helps a bit due to all the structural things that also come into play, no denying that but at the same time like all other safety related items, weight is just one of many things that will diminish an impact, always a multitude of things.
 
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