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2018 Tesla Model 3

Midsize luxury car
Crashworthiness

    Crash avoidance & Mitigation
    Front crash prevention
    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior

    Headlights
    A

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    Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
    Driver Passenger
    2018
    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior
    A

    Applies to 2018 models

    System details

    • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

    Overall evaluation

    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior
    6 points total

    Forward collision warning

    This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
    1 point

    Low-speed autobrake

    In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
    2 points

    High-speed autobrake

    In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
    3 points

    How this rating is determined

    Trim level(s)
    • All trims
    Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    A
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

    The low beams created some glare.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • All trims
    Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models
    A
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 75.8 m 15.2 %
    Straightaway left edge 59.7 m 15.2 %
    250m radius right curve, right edge 58.9 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 56.1 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 52.4 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 48.6 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 144.2 m
    Straightaway left edge 137.2 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 76.5 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 73.2 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 59.3 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 56.0 m

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