Tesla Model 3 Sedan Aces All of US Safety Agency's Crash Tests


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded Tesla Model 3 a 5-star crash rating. The insurance industry-funded IIHS has only rated the Model S sedan so far, and it earned mostly top "Good" scores on its crash tests, except an "Acceptable" rating for driver's side front small-overlap crash protection. That rating combines both crash tests into a single rating for front and rear seat occupants. Just like the Model 3, the Tesla Model X received flawless scores in all of the NHTSA's frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests. Even more impressive, Tesla's Model 3 earned 5 stars across every tested category, including frontal crash, side crash, and rollover. Tesla's Model S and Model X had performed just as well. These technologies are recommended by NHTSA and have met performance tests. In the case of the Model 3, the analyst pointed out that the vehicle would likely be unrivaled until 2020, when Volvo releases its all-electric Polestar 2 sedan.

A video of a Tesla Model 3 crashing is rarely cause for celebration. A five-star rating indicates a reduced risk of serious injury by one-third or more, relative to the 2008 model year.

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A row of new Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles is seen at a parking lot in Richmond, California, U.S., June 22, 2018.

"NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings help consumers compare vehicle safety when searching for a auto".