Model X made history when it became the first and only SUV to ever receive a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Today, we’re excited to build on that legacy with the addition of a 5-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which evaluates a car’s safety assistance features as well as its ability to protect adults, children and vulnerable road users.
Model X’s top performance and score in Euro NCAP testing is notable for several reasons:
- It earned the highest overall rating to date in the 2018/2019 protocol for the Large Off-Road class.
- It earned the exact same overall score as Model 3 – showing that our large SUV is just as safe as our smallest and most affordable sedan.
- Model X achieved the exact same Safety Assist score that Model 3 got earlier this year, which is the highest ever recorded Safety Assist score under Euro NCAP’s current and most stringent protocol to date. And, these Model X tests were the first time an official safety rating organization has tested our new full self-driving computer.
- Model X achieved a near-perfect score in the Adult Occupant Protection category, scoring a full 8 out of 8 points on the Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier test, and 16 out of 16 possible points on the Side Impact tests.
All of these results are made possible by our all-electric architecture, which provides a low center of gravity, rigid passenger compartment, and large crumple zone. And, with our over-the-air updates, Model X (like all Tesla vehicles) continues to get even safer over time.
We’re committed to building the safest cars on the road, and we’re excited to add these new Euro NCAP results to Model X’s record of safety excellence.