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Tesla Model 3 earns itself top marks for IIHS safety in every category

Sep 19, 2019, 8:44 am

Tesla’s most affordable car yet, the Model 3 passed the safety test passed out as one of the safest cars ever built. The safety authorities of three continents, North America, Europe, and Australia has received a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category.

Even in Automatic Emergency Braking, Model 3 has got the top marks. This is no small feat to achieve by a single car. Indeed, Tesla 3 has completed a Herculean task and looking at the features we can say, rightly so.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has ranked the Tesla 3 a 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicle. In order for any car to get the highest reward given by the institute, the car first has to go through the test which proves the car’s crashworthiness, occupant protection, crash avoidance, and headlight systems.

Tesla Model 3 Side Test

Tesla Model 3 has a lot to owe to its powertrain design which gives the car a low center of gravity which reduces roll-over risk. The aluminum and steel passenger cabin provides strength to the drivers and passengers. In Model 3, a large crumple zone occupies the space where the engine was supposed to be, and it helps to dissipate force away from the passenger cabin.

The metal body structure of the car on top of which resides the all-glass roof would withstand even the impact made in a roll-over crash. As the report published by Tesla, the glass roof can withstand more than 20,000 pounds of force. The carefully designed seats and the thick curtain airbag earned the highest marks for safety restraint system by the IIHS.

The high and low beam headlights will minimize night time accidents. The Automatic Emergency Braking System avoided collisions of 12 MPH and 25 MPH.

Moreover, all of the safety features have been made part of the standard equipment in all Model 3 cars. If this was not enough, the over-the-air updates will make sure that the Tesla drivers have the best safety features available for their cars.

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