2019 Tesla Model S

large luxury car / 4-door hatchback

2019 Tesla Model S 4-door hatchback
2017 Tesla Model S shown

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2016-20 models built after October 2016

Superior
Superior
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • 100D trim
  • P100D trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • 100D trim
  • P100D trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 86.3 m 41.3 %
Straightaway left edge 48.8 m 41.3 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 45.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 42.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 151.6 m
Straightaway left edge 145.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 60.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 62.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 49.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.3 m

How headlights are evaluated