Model X made history when it became the first and only SUV to ever receive a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), which evaluates a car’s safety assistance features as well as its ability to protect adults, children and vulnerable road users.
Model X’s top performance and score in Euro NCAP testing is notable for several reasons:
It earned the highest overall rating to date in the 2018/2019 protocol for the Large Off-Road class.
Model X achieved the exact same Safety Assist score that Model 3 got earlier this year, which is the highest ever recorded Safety Assist score under Euro NCAP’s current and most stringent protocol to date.
And, these Model X tests were the first time an official safety rating organization has tested new full self-driving Tesla computer.
Model X achieved a near-perfect score in the Adult Occupant Protection category, scoring a full 8 out of 8 points on the Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier test, and 16 out of 16 possible points on the Side Impact tests.
All of these results are made possible by Tesla’s all-electric architecture, which provides a low center of gravity, rigid passenger compartment, and large crumple zone. And, with over-the-air updates, Model X (like all Tesla vehicles) continues to get even safer over time.