2021 Tesla Model 3  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#10 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#38 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Tesla Model 3
The Model 3, introduced by Tesla in 2017, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Model 3 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Tesla offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and an 8-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Tesla Model 3 has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Tesla Model 3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.033% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7705%, meaning the average driver has a 0.033% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7705% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Tesla Model 3 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Tesla Model 3 is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Tesla's AutoPilot (which can help keep you safe when not in self-driving mode) active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Tesla Model 3: Blind Spot Monitoring.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9177Kia StingerINFINITI Q50M.-B. C-ClassNissan MaximaVolvo S60Hyundai Genesis G70Acura RDXAlfa Romeo GiuliaAudi Q3Lexus RCVolvo V60Tesla Model 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Tesla Model 3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 91. The 2021 Tesla Model 3 is safer than the 2021 Kia Stinger, the 2021 INFINITI Q50, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2021 Nissan Maxima. It is about as safe as the 2021 Volvo V60, the 2021 Lexus RC, the 2021 Audi Q3, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the 2021 Acura RDX.

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