Here's a crappy subject but I thought it might be useful to some. The other night I pulled out of a parking lot and got T boned by some jackass in an SUV. My 2015 ST3 that was in excellent condition was totaled. But I was pretty impressed with how this car held up and thought I'd share. The guy center punched the car right between the 2 doors on the drivers side. I'd guess he was going 20mph when it hit but it's hard to tell. He had to have been going 45-50mph before he locked up all 4 wheels on a gravel surface. It blew the drivers seat airbag and the curtain airbag from the headliner. The car went into Crash Mode which tripped the fuel pump shutoff. And it immediately brought up the emergency call page on the display. It was asking me if I wanted to call 911 before I really got my senses back. Structurally this car held up excellent. The damage was limited to both doors which were crushed to the crash bars inside the door but they didn't bend. Also the floor around the b pillar ( the vertical structure between the doors) was buckled a little in a few places, but the pillar itself looked fine. Both windows were up at the time and didn't break. I had to find out how to reset the fuel pump real fast to avoid being towed. Come to find out you need to turn the ignition on then off twice without starting the engine. I rolled up the airbags and tucked them back into where they came and drove it home about 2 miles. It drove perfectly. Oh and the seatbelt was locked into position and couldn't be adjusted. The next day I got a call first thing from the insurance co. I was guessing 10-15k worth of damage and thought the car would be fixed. The first thing she asked was if the bags deployed, when I said yes she said it was totaled. I wasn't expecting them to total it over the phone without seeing the car. But she said anytime the bags go off the computer that controls them must be replaced. The cost of that box is enough to total the car. So I stripped off all the accy that I installed on it and said goodbye to my 2015 PB ST3?. But since this was such an awesome car I'm looking for a 2017 right now. I just thought people should know what to expect from the car in a crash, it's pretty damn good imo. The chassis seems really strong to me and the amount of safety features in it are impressive once you finally get to see them in use. I didn't have a scratch on me. My 2 dogs were in the back with the seat folded down and they were fine too, just kinda freaked out. This is a great car which is why I'm getting another one. Just watch out for jackasses driving white SUV's!