Tesla Model 3 is one of the safest car in the market. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) it received 5 star safety rating in every category. Model X SUV received five stars in all categories and subcategories in 2017, and the Model S nabbed a seemingly impossible rating of 5.4 stars back in 2013. Many cars achieve an overall 5-star rating, but it is a little more rare for cars to get 5 stars in every category tested by NHTSA.
Tesla without an internal combustion engine has more room for crumple zone. Tesla’s are also more resistant to rollovers because of battery pack located at bottom of the vehicle, giving it a low center of gravity. The rollover of Tesla model 3 is 6.6%.
NHTSA test four kinds of crash: a head-on crash, getting T-boned by another car, sliding into a telephone pole, and rolling over at highway speeds.
Ratings according to NHTSA
Overall Front Star Rating Front Driver SideFront Passenger Side
Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.
Overall Side Star Rating
Combines Side Barrier and Side Pole Star Ratings into a single side rating.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings Combines the Side Barrier Driver and the Side Pole Star Ratings into a Front Seat rating. The Rear Seat rating is derived from the Side Barrier Rear Passenger rating.
Side Barrier The Side Barrier test simulates an intersection collision between a standing vehicle and moving barrier at 38.5 mph.
Head on crash
Side Pole Crash
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