Monday, January 17, 2022
News Tesla Receives Top Safety Pick Plus Rating From IIHS

Tesla Receives Top Safety Pick Plus Rating From IIHS

  • The Tesla Model Y has received the highest safety rating from the IIHS

  • The safety rating applies to Model Y models built after April 2021 with the Pure Vision camera system

The Tesla Model Y equipped with the Pure Vision camera system built after April 2021 has received the highest safety rating from the IIHS, a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

The Model Y received the highest possible score in all crash tests including the small overlap test. This test, which is particularly challenging for modern vehicles, examines damage when the right front corner (where there are very few structural elements) comes into contact with a solid object.

Tesla showed the results of this test where the Model Y can be seen simply deflecting off the obstacle without intruding into the passenger compartment.

The Model Y received the highest rating for its headlights in the Performance model and an Acceptable rating in the Long Range model, while the LATCH child seat system received an Acceptable rating for ease of use and a Superior rating for safety.


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