NHTSA Gives the Tesla Model 3 a 5-Star Rating in Every Safety Category

Tesla Model 3 Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just given the Tesla Model 3 a full 5-star rating in every one of its three major safety categories: frontal crash, side crash and roll over.

At the time of Model 3 launch, Tesla said that it expects 5 star safety ratings for Model 3. Tesla CEO Elon Musk who walked his audience through a crash test video during the launch said, “The Volvo S60 is arguably the second safest car in the world”.

The first category is the frontal crash assessment. Results and image below.

The second safety category is side barrier and side pole crash. Results and image below:

The third safety category assessed by the NHTSA is rollover:

crash test

The rating has been given for the 2018 Tesla Model 3, and it makes the car one of the safest in America. Tesla has won similar accolades for the Model S and Model X as well.