Euro NCAP hasn't tested the G-Klasse but nobody ever asked why. The reason would be plain simple: it would be just a waste of time and money to crash test a metal box on wheels that's 100 percent safer than 95 percent of the cars on the road. It may not be too aerodynamic, but this boxy look plays a key role in the way the vehicle reacts in the event of a crash.
But to be sure that you'd be safer than in a cage, the guys over at Mercedes-Benz implement tens of safety features, regardless if we're talking about active or passive ones. So, let's see...
The front seats come with 4-way adjustable head restraints, but the driver and the front passenger are also protected by a front airbag (dual stage for the driver) plus a 3-point seatbelt with an Emergency Tensioning device and belt force limiter. All passengers are protected in the event of a side impact by window curtain airbags that deploy along the front and the rear side-door windows, while the LATCH system is located at the rear outboard seating position to provide extra protection to children.
In some areas, the car is also offered with the company "mbrance" system that uses GPS data to provide assistance if needed, either in the event of accidents or in case of technical issues. Last but not least, the car can be optionally equipped with SmartKey remote control for driver-programmable user recognition (for seat settings and other things like that) but also for infrared remote opening and closing of the windows from outside the vehicles.Continue reading