TESLA Model X 2019

The 2019 Tesla Model X prior to crash testing.

Gallery Content

View gallery in plain HTML

5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo


5 star ANCAP rated 2019

The tested model of the Tesla Model X was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in December 2019. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants on sale from December 2019 (built from October 2019).


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 37.47 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 7.97 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.80 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Oblique Pole Test 8 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.70 out of 2
    AEB - City 4 out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 42.23 out of 49
Safety Assist 12.32 out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems 2.93 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 4 out of 4
    AEB - Interurban 2.40 out of 3
Vulnerable Road User Protection 35.01 out of 48
    AEB - Pedestrian 5.59 out of 6
    AEB - Cyclist 6 out of 6

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-protecting (1st & 2nd row) and side head protecting (curtain) airbags are standard.

Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban & Vulnerable Road User) as well as lane keep assist (LKA) with lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK) are standard.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.97 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 4 pts

The passenger compartment of the Tesla Model X remained stable in the frontal offset test. Protection was GOOD for all critical body regions of both the driver and front passenger except the passenger chest where protection was ADEQUATE.

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.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Side Impact Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the side impact test and the oblique pole test, protection offered to all critical body regions was GOOD and the Model X scored maximum points in these tests.

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.



Find out more

Full Width Frontal Test

Full Width Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 3.88 pts
Chest 3.32 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection of the driver dummy was GOOD for all critical body areas while protection was ADEQUATE for the neck and chest of the rear passenger. GOOD protection was seen for all other critical body areas.

What is full width frontal 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.



Find out more

Pole Test

Pole Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts
What is pole 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.



Find out more

Whiplash Protection Test

Rear: 0.50 points

Front: 1.20 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

In the frontal offset test, dummy readings indicated GOOD protection for all critical body areas of both child dummies, apart from the neck of the 10 year dummy where protection was rated as MARGINAL.

In the side impact test, protection of both child dummies was GOOD for all critical body areas.

The Tesla Model X is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages on the 2nd row outboard seats and top tether anchorages for all 2nd and 3rd row seating positions.

Installation of typical child restraints available in Australia and New Zealand showed most child restraints could be accommodated in most rear seating positions, although there is insufficient space to correctly install rearward facing restraints (capsule and both of the selected Type A convertible child restraints) in the 3rd row seats.

Pedestrian Summary

The Tesla Model X has an ‘active’ bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian has been struck and the bonnet lifts to provide greater clearance to the hard structures in the engine compartment. The vehicle was tested with the bonnet in the raised position with results showing GOOD or ADEQUATE protection over most of the bonnet surface, with MARGINAL and POOR results recorded at the base of the windscreen, on the stiff windscreen pillars and on the front edge of the bonnet surface.

Protection of the pelvis area was POOR, while the bumper showed GOOD results for leg impacts.

The autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system is capable of detecting and reacting to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. The AEB system offered GOOD performance in tests of its effectiveness in pedestrian test scenarios under both daylight and night-time conditions. GOOD performance was also seen in cyclist test scenarios with collisions avoided or mitigated at all test speeds. The system’s overall
performance was classified as GOOD.


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.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Base Model Safety Features



View All Model Variants
Legend
Standard
Not Available
Optional
No Information

Recently Viewed Cars

 


Recent News


Used Car Safety Ratings out now

The latest UCSR are based on statistics collected from car crashes in Australia and New Zealand between 1990 and 2017, where someone was killed or seriously injured. Over eight million police reported crashes were analysed in the latest UCSR.


Used Car Safety Ratings out now