Tesla’s all-electric SUV has won the What Car? 2023 Car of the Year Safety Award after posting the highest ever rating in the annual award.
In 2022 the Model Y scored Euro NCAP’s highest ever safety score of 364 out of 400 beating over 100 other models since new testing criteria started in 2020.
Award judge and chief of research strategy at Thatcham Research Matthew Avery said the Tesla Model Y has a very good AEB system (Autonomous Emergency Braking).
“It uses cameras all around the vehicle to monitor the situation to make sure it can avoid pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles”.
Discussing the judges’ decision with What Car? consumer editor and fellow judge Claire Evans, Avery said “there was one car that really stands out and that’s the Tesla Model Y.”
“It’s got one of the highest scores we’ve ever seen for passive safety in the toughest test that we’ve ever done. It’s got great active safety systems to support the driver to help prevent a collision in the first place.”