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Tesla Model 3 Crash Safety Rating Overview

Refer to the chart below to compare NHTSA overall crash safety ratings for tested model years of the Model 3 below. 

Model YearModel 3 ModelNHTSA Overall Rating
2018Model 3 4 DR AWDNOT RATED
2018Model 3 4 DR RWD5 star
2019Model 3 4 DR AWD5 star
2019Model 3 4 DR RWD5 star
2020Model 3 4 DR AWD5 star
2020Model 3 4 DR RWD5 star
2021Model 3 4 DR AWD Early Release5 star
2021Model 3 4 DR RWD Early Release5 star
2021Model 3 4 DR AWD Later Release5 star
2021Model 3 4 DR RWD Later Release5 star
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2021 Tesla Model 3 4 DR AWD Later Release Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningNo
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2021 Tesla Model 3 4 DR RWD Later Release Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningNo
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2021 Tesla Model 3 4 DR AWD Early Release Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2021 Tesla Model 3 4 DR RWD Early Release Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2020 Tesla Model 3 4 DR AWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2020 Tesla Model 3 4 DR RWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2019 Tesla Model 3 4 DR AWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2019 Tesla Model 3 4 DR RWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2018 Tesla Model 3 4 DR AWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall RatingNot Rated/5
Front Crash RatingNot Rated/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2018 Tesla Model 3 4 DR RWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating5/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating5/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

What does a Tesla 5-star safety rating mean?

For the NHTSA crash safety tests, a 5-star scale is used to evaluate a vehicle’s performance. 

The more stars in a particular category, the better the Tesla model performed and the safer it is. 

The IIHS vehicle safety program awards Top Safety picks with a rating criteria of Good to Poor. 

You can learn more about crash safety ratings here: Guide to Vehicle Crash Test Safety Ratings

More Free Resources to Find the Right Tesla For You

If you’re researching the Model 3, VINvaquero.com has plenty of resources to help you.

You can use the VINvaquero.com Tesla recalls lookup for more information on any recalls that were detected in the database. 

You can also find a car’s safety ratings on the window sticker at the dealership. 

Need more information about the Tesla you’re interested in? Use our other free tools like the License Plate Lookup or Tesla VIN Decoder to uncover more details about the car. 

After that, be sure to compare some free insurance quotes to see how much it will cost to insure your Model 3 or whatever vehicle you decide to buy. 

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