2022 Tesla Model 3  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#9 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#38 of all 2022 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 handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. 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 2022 Tesla Model 3 is safe 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 2022 Tesla Model 3 has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Tesla Model 3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0305% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4881%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0305% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4881% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 is 39% 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 reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Tesla Model 3 is Blind Spot Monitoring.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9973Volkswagen ArteonNissan MaximaINFINITI Q50A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Dodge ChargerVolkswagen ID.4Ford Mustang Mach-EHyundai Genesis G70Tesla Model 3Alfa Romeo GiuliaHyundai Ioniq 5Lexus RCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Tesla Model 3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 99. The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2022 Nissan Maxima, the 2022 INFINITI Q50, the 2022 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), and the 2022 Dodge Charger and less safe than the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4. It is about as safe as the 2022 Lexus RC, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the 2022 Hyundai Genesis G70.

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