TESLA Model S 2016

The 2014 Tesla Model S hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score35.45out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.45out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


ANCAP 5 Star Safety Rating - Tested in 2015

The Telsa Model S was launched in Australia in late 2014. This ANCAP safety rating applies to vehicles built from 22 September 2014 when several safety features were introduced.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Support Systems (LSS) and a Manual Speed Assist system are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.45 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 3.59 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.86 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Driver chest and leg protection was acceptable. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver contact with the airbag was stable. The passenger airbag bottomed out in the Euro NCAP test but this has been addressed with a software update.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test. The side airbags performed well.

The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: Good
Dynamic test: Good

Overall whiplash rating: Good

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Adult & child head impacts: 13.92 points
Upper leg impacts: 4.07 points
Lower leg impacts: 5.82 points

This vehicle scored 23.80 points (Acceptable). The Tesla Model S is equipped with an 'active' bonnet and the car was tested with the bonnet in the deployed position. Protection was adequate or marginal over most of the surface of the bonnet with some poor results. The bumper offered predominantly good protection to pedestrians' legs while the front edge of the bonnet gave good results towards the centre of the car but poor results at the outside edges. (Tested by Euro NCAP v7.0)


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

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