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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.
 

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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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It does look safe to me. Also, I noticed how light this vehicle is, not sure if it's a good feature or not though.

 

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Weight is not indicative of safety, thought I don't really expect any cars produced by the German brands to fail these safety tests. They're all generally pretty sturdy.
 

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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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