2023 Tesla Model Y  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#8 of 2023 SUVs

#9 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Tesla Model Y
The Model Y, which Tesla introduced in 2020, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Model Y provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 Y is very 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 Y has a score of 94, implying a 0.023% chance of driver death (2.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Tesla Model Y has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0233% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.6657%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0233% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.6657% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Tesla Model Y is 50% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Tesla Model Y is 43% 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. All trims and versions of the 2023 Tesla Model Y include the following active safety system: Blind Spot Monitoring.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10068Jeep WranglerHyundai NexoKia EV6Tesla Model 3A. Q4 e-tron SportbackVolkswagen ID.4Audi Q4 e-tronTesla Model YGenesis GV60Volvo C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 RechargeHyundai Ioniq 5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Tesla Model Y with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 100. The 2023 Tesla Model Y is safer than the 2023 Jeep Wrangler, the 2022 Hyundai Nexo, the 2023 Kia EV6, the 2022 Tesla Model 3, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5, the 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge, and the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge. It is about as safe as the 2023 Genesis GV60 and the 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron.

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