2023 Tesla Model 3  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#10 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#39 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Tesla Model 3
The Model 3, which Tesla introduced in 2017, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Model 3 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Tesla offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and an 8-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Tesla Model 3 is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Tesla's AutoPilot (which can help keep you safe when not in self-driving mode) greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Tesla Model 3: Blind Spot Monitoring.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10073BMW X2Nissan LeafINFINITI Q50Lexus ISNissan MaximaHyundai Genesis G70Volkswagen ID.4Ford Mustang Mach-ETesla Model 3BMW 3 SeriesHyundai Ioniq 5A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Tesla Model 3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 100. The 2023 Tesla Model 3 is safer than the 2023 BMW X2, the 2023 Nissan Leaf, the 2023 INFINITI Q50, the 2023 Lexus IS, the 2023 Nissan Maxima, the 2023 Hyundai Genesis G70, and the 2023 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon) and less safe than the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4. It is about as safe as the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the 2023 BMW 3 Series.

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