Tesla’s vehicles have been ranking first in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations’s (NHTSA) crash test for years. And its latest release, the Model Y, has joined the ranks. The midsize SUV scored five stars in all category, ultimately perfecting the crash test.
NHTSA grades vehicles on a variety of crash test metrics, such as frontal crashes for both driver and passenger seats, side crashes, and rollover situations. The Model Y has aced all of these, scoring five-star results on the board. However, these results are for human-piloted situations and are not applicable to Tesla’s Autopilot mode.
All about Tesla’s Model Y
Tesla’s Model Y is the second vehicle that is based on Model 3 Sedan platform. It has an added cargo space, an optional third row of seat, and sports an SUV style.
Caranddriver outlined that car as:
Power from the Model Y’s dual on-board electric motors is plentiful; the base Standard Range model comes with rear-wheel drive but the Long Range and Performance models get all-wheel drive as standard. Driving range is superb with a maximum range of up to 326 miles per charge; more expensive rivals such as the Audi e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace offer far less. While the interior lacks the panache of non-EV rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class or Volvo XC60, it’s still fairly comfortable and practical, if a little rough around the edges.