2019 Tesla Model 3  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#13 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#39 of all 2019 vehicles

The Model 3, which Tesla introduced in 2017, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Model 3 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Tesla offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and an 8-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2019 Tesla Model 3 has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Tesla Model 3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0333% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8001%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0333% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8001% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9469Kia CadenzaNissan MaximaVolkswagen ArteonAcura TLXINFINITI Q50Lexus RCAudi Q3Hyundai Genesis G70Tesla Model 3Dodge ChargerLexus ISM.-B. C-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is safer than the 2019 Kia Cadenza, the 2019 Nissan Maxima, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2019 Acura TLX, the 2019 INFINITI Q50, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2019 Lexus IS, and the 2019 Dodge Charger. It is about as safe as the 2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 and the 2019 Audi Q3.

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