2018 Tesla Model 3

Overall Front Star Rating 5 star
Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Overall Side Star Rating 5 star
Combines Side Barrier and Side Pole Star Ratings into a single side rating.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings
Combines the Side Barrier Driver and the Side Pole Star Ratings into a Front Seat rating. The Rear Seat rating is derived from the Side Barrier Rear Passenger rating.

Front Seat 5 star
Rear Seat 5 star
Side Barrier 5 star
The Side Barrier test simulates an intersection collision between a standing vehicle and moving barrier at 38.5 mph.

Driver 5 star
Rear Passenger 5 star

Rollover Star Rating 5 star
The Rollover Resistance test measures the risk of rollover in a single-vehicle, loss-of-control scenario.


2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Overall Front Star Rating 4 star
Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Overall Side Star Rating 5 star
Combines Side Barrier and Side Pole Star Ratings into a single side rating.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings
Combines the Side Barrier Driver and the Side Pole Star Ratings into a Front Seat rating. The Rear Seat rating is derived from the Side Barrier Rear Passenger rating.

Front Seat 5 star
Rear Seat 4 star
Side Barrier 5 star
The Side Barrier test simulates an intersection collision between a standing vehicle and moving barrier at 38.5 mph.

Driver 5 star
Rear Passenger 4 star
Overall Side Pole Star Rating 5 star
The Side Pole Barrier test simulates a crash into a fixed object like a tree or utility pole.

Rollover Star Rating 5 star
The Rollover Resistance test measures the risk of rollover in a single-vehicle, loss-of-control scenario.

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Comments

    • Aiden Lanting
      Aiden Lanting

      logic model s can survive rear end with a semi truck but not speeding Tahoe

      about 7 days ago
    • W N Chandler
      W N Chandler

      If each car was labeled on the screen during each test, which is which would be clearer.

      about 2 months ago
    • Reynaldo Abano
      Reynaldo Abano

      RIP CHEV

      about 2 months ago
    • Karen Pease
      Karen Pease

      Geez, no contest.

      Front: Model 3 crushing stops far away from the windshield, Bolt nearly gets to it.
      Pole: Pole digs way further into the Bolt
      Cutaway shots: Model 3 cleanly folds into empty space with minimal disruption; Bolt jams large incompressible parts back and its shock absorption structure actually shatters (aka, no more energy absorption after that point)

      Basically, the Model 3 looks like it has way more crash potential absorption remaining for higher speeds, while Bolt looks like it was designed to hit its safety limits right at the speeds the NHTSA tests at - nothing more.

      about 2 months ago
    • johnnyhb89
      johnnyhb89 In reply to Karen Pease

      I was a little surprised by the variability in the pole test. It seems to me the moving platform under the bolt would continue to impart additional force to the bolt until the limits of tire adhesion was reached . The slip and slide method used on the model 3, (with 'gloves' to remove tire friction) wouldn't seem to have the same drawbacks, unless the cable pulling it continues to pull after impact to compensate.. All the other tests seem good , and reveal the model 3 appears to be a stiffer car. The outdoor vs indoor testing is a bit odd as well. I guess these videos are not necessarily the tests the scores are based on, I assume they crash a few of them in each test. The ambient temperature would likely have a large impact on metal ductility, I would assume.

      about 1 month ago