Tesla Model Y Safety Rating – 5 Stars By IIHS

Tesla Model Y Safety Rating was released recently by IIHS(The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) on Tuesday, 21st December 2021. IIHS gave 5-star ratings to Tesla Model Y and called Top Safety Pick+.

Tesla Model Y Safety Rating was very “good” in all 6 crash-testing and crashworthiness categories. 

It comes with a front accident prevention system that gets a top “Superior” rating for preventing collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians, as well as a top “Good” rating for the LED projector headlights in the Model Y Performance and “Acceptable” for LED reflector headlights in other models.

Overall, the Tesla Model Y Safety Rating range qualifies for the IIHS’s top grade, the Top Safety Pick+ certification. The organization points out that it takes effect after a software upgrade, which in Tesla’s case is a simple over-the-air download.

In federal NCAP crash testing, the Tesla Model Y Safety Rating already received top five-star in overall performance, as well as five-star results in all subcategories of testing.

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Tesla began switching its Model Y and Model 3 vehicles in North America to its wholly camera-based Tesla Vision technology in April 2021, with a new-generation processing system that no longer included radar.

The Tesla Model Y isn’t the first compact electric crossover to receive the IIHS’ highest accolade. The Volkswagen ID.4 and Volvo XC40 Recharge were both awarded Top Safety Pick+ designation earlier this year, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E was awarded the second-best Top Safety Pick rating, with just the headlamp performance falling short. The Audi E-Tron was the first electric vehicle of any sort to receive the Top Safety Pick+ designation, and the Tesla Model 3 received it for the first time in 2019.  

In the past, Tesla has brushed aside IIHS test findings, claiming that they aren’t as essential as federal government tests in determining a car’s safety. Most automakers, on the other hand, regard the IIHS tests as the most difficult and regard their achievement as a source of pride.

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