Tesla’s autos have been acing the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration’s (NHTSA) crash assessments for years, and the Mannequin Y is now the most recent to affix these ranks, with the midsize SUV scoring five stars in every category that the group assessments for crash security.
NHTSA grades automobiles on a wide range of crash check metrics, together with frontal crashes (with subcategories for each the driving force and passenger seats), facet crashes (for crashes into each a barrier and a pole), and rollover situations. The Mannequin Y scores five-star outcomes throughout the board — though, as with the NHTSA’s earlier assessments, these outcomes are just for common, human-piloted situations, not Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot mode.
After all, photos and star scores are all properly and good, however if you happen to’re extra of a visible learner, you’ll be able to benefit from the video footage of the Tesla SUV smashing into issues in soothing sluggish movement.
The brand new outcomes imply that the Mannequin Y joins the Model 3, Model X SUV, and Model S in good crash check scores. (The Mannequin S was initially granted a 5.4-star ranking, earlier than the NHTSA revised its guidelines to do away with “unimaginable” scores.)