Need another reason to be pumped about the new Tesla Model X SUV? Here’s a big one: According to a recent report from Cars.com, the 2017 vehicle has received a perfect five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Indeed, each of the five models in the X family aced their tests in all three crash test categories.
About the Crash Testing
“Testing areas include frontal, side and rollover crashes. Versions of the all-wheel-drive Model X earning the top safety honor include the 60D, 75D, 90D, P90D and P100D,” says the Cars.com report. To be fair, “the Model X has yet to be tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for consideration as a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus designee.”
Just for a comparison, the Tesla Model S—a sedan—earned five stars in a number of key rollover tests, but was not evaluated for frontal or side crash testing—meaning it has not received an overall rating. The car also fell short of being a Top Safety Pick, largely on the basis of poor headlight performance. From a safety standpoint, then, the Model X is at the very top of Tesla’s heap.
Tesla Celebrates Safety Win
Of course, the company has leapt at the chance to celebrate this accolade.
“More than just resulting in a five-star rating, the data from NHTSA’s testing shows that Model X has the lowest probability of injury of any SUV it has ever tested,” Tesla has said, in a statement. “In fact, of all the cars NHTSA has every tested, Model X’s overall probability of injury was second only to [the] Model S.”
The Tesla statement goes on to say that, in a big crash, Model X occupants have about a 93 percent chance of walking away without any kind of major injury.
Buying a Used Tesla Model X in Orange County
Clearly, this is a desirable vehicle. There is just one problem: It’s a little on the expensive side, and in fact, the only viable way to get one right now is to add your name to the waiting list.
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