Tesla Model 3 - Crash Tests 2019
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test.
Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger dummy.
Tesla showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions.
Protection of both dummies was rated as good for all critical body areas and the Tesla 3 scored maximum points in the offset deformable test.
In the full-width rigid barrier test, all body areas were well protected for both dummies with the exception of chest of the rear passenger, protection of which was adequate.
In the side barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was good and the Tesla 3 scored maximum points.
In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest, with all critical areas well protected.
Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection.
The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system scored maximum points in tests of its functionality at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries occur, with collisions avoided in all test scenarios.