Tesla Model 3 is in the top of the safest carsSeptember 19, 2019
American experts rated the electric car the highest rating on the results of crash tests
The American Institute for Road Safety Insurance (IIHS) has published the latest crash test results. Tesla Model 3 for the first time received the highest score in all test categories and became the second electric car in history (after the Audi e-tron), which got the leaders in the Top Safety Pick + rating. Moreover, the model still has drawbacks.
According to the IIHS report, during the most difficult type of testing – a crash test simulating a frontal collision – a “moderate risk of injury” to the left leg of the Tesla Model 3 driver was revealed. The electric car handled the other tests perfectly, while the result of the more expensive Model S was not so impressive. As for the third model in the arsenal of Tesla, Model X, experts from IIHS have not yet rated its security level.
This year’s Top Safety Pick + awards also went to Kia Soul, Subaru Crosstrek (XV), Toyota Camry, BMW 3 Series, Kia Stinger, Genesis G70, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Santa Fe, BMW X5 and Ram 1500 Crew Cab pickup.
In August this year, Tesla fell out with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over a Model 3 ad.
According to the results of crash tests, the electric car was awarded five stars out of five possible, and Tesla rushed to call their model “the safest car among all vehicles tested by NHTSA.” Experts criticized this positioning and emphasized that they “do not share safety indicators beyond the five-star rating.”
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