The videos of the Model X crash test have emerged, and they seem to support his relaxed attitude. The electric SUV went through the standard frontal, side, and pole collision tests, and appears to have done superbly.
The results are all the more impressive considering the Model X is a very heavy beast, and while the higher inertia that generates might be helpful when crashing into a lighter vehicle, it becomes a liability when coming up against a wall. Even so, the passenger cell remained intact with the front of the vehicle taking all the damage.
The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph. The rating also considers the force of impact is measured to each crash test dummy’s head, neck, chest, pelvis, legs and feet.
Overall Front Star Rating 5 star
Front Driver Side 5 star
Front Passenger Side 5 star
The side crash tests simulates intersection collisions and crashes into fixed objects like a tree or utility pole.
Overall Side Star Rating 5 star
Side Crash Driver Side 5 star
Side Crash Passenger Side 5 star
Front Seat Rating 5 star
Combined Rear Seat Rating 5 star
Side Barrier Rating 5 star
Overall Side Pole Star Rating 5 star
The rollover resistance test measures the risk of rollover in a single-vehicle, loss-of-control scenario.
Rollover Star Rating 5 star
Dynamic Tip Result NO TIP
Rollover Resistance 9.30%
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