Everything You Need to Know About the Tesla Model 3

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Tesla Model 3 Safety and Reliability

The Model 3 will come standard with Tesla's autopilot hardware and its safety features. The equipment includes a series of sensors and cameras mounted around the perimeter of the car. Current autopilot capabilities of Tesla vehicles are automatic emergency braking, collision and lane departure warnings, and blind spot detection.

Tesla is projecting that the Model 3 will receive a five-star rating for safety in every category. No information on the Model 3 is available from the two major consumer organizations that provide safety ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet published any crash test ratings for the Model 3. And the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety doesn't publish any ratings for Tesla vehicles.

Reliability is also unknown for the Model 3, since it hasn't hit the market yet. For the Model S, reliability is a bit of a contested issue. Consumer Reports removed the Model S from its list of recommended models after its analysis suggested that the sedan has worse-than-average reliability. J.D. Power hasn't published reliability ratings for Tesla.

You can read more about the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X along with other hybrid and electric vehicles currently on the market. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more car reviews, advice on picking your next car, and money-saving tips for car shoppers.


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