Useless data by lowly paid journalists who aren't smart enough (and lack the funds) to understand real world driving , etc...they don't hand out certain jobs (or cars) to just anyone. Even as a kid, I've always been suspicious of Asian engineered brakes and safety structures/systems when I would have people ferry my valuables to and from the main residence in the city and home in the hamptons. Any monkey engineer from the thirdworld can develop a technically "safe" car if allowed to not properly engineer safety, i.e. AMG torque, high performance brakes, MB presafe technology, steering dynamics, etc. Collisions are better avoided and inept active/passive safety is the most mockable aspect of any Asian-engineered car....kind of like any pos US-engineered/built car. As I've said, I've driven a rental Toyota and it was a very scary experience (even driving at 65mph) Anyone who values their safety would not drive anything less than a MB, BMW or Audi. Holy fuck dude, I tried to be nice but you're just a fucking retard. They didn't just make that shit up, they actually crashed cars. And your 'fanboy' attitude towards German cars is kind of pathetic. Did you even read what I wrote about the brakes costing as much as some Kias? Not everyone can afford that shit. If I was rich as fuck I wouldn't even ride in a car, I'd fly. Everywhere. But alas, falling into the 'norm' has me in an average car that I feel safe in. How fucking quick are you going that you need S class safety? You're in NY, not Germany with the famous Autobahn with its lack of speed limit. 24 air bags aren't gonna do shit in a stop-and-go traffic fender-bender, tool. Take your fucking ignorant ass and shut the fuck up, you have proven yourself to be a dip shit on more than one occasion. And as far as that rental, are you surprised that it was shitty? It's a rental. And for having a driver, one begs to ask the question, what the fuck are you doing in a Toyota rental? All the Benzs out for the day or what? No one is saying that Mercedes Benz aren't safe, but the Kia was safer. Be sure to let Jeeves know so when he has to drive home for the night, its a safe one. EDIT: I just re-read your child like response again and have a few more things to add. They aren't low paid journalists doing the crash tests. They are working for the IIHS They aren't doing real world tests? The test they were doing in the article I posted was from a 31mph side impact from an SUV. Kinda like what happens when an idiot runs a red and t-bones someone. That happened to my mom years back, so don't say that shit doesn't happen. "Any monkey engineer from the thirdworld can develop a technically "safe" car if allowed to not properly engineer safety" WTF? lol. You are gonna have to re explain this, because my 6 year old niece could word a sentence better than that. I anxiously wait your reply to read some more hilarious psycho babble that is totally ignorant and completely incorrect. Peace out.