Tesla makes strong apperance in 2019 safest cars rankings
Euro NCAP has published its best-in-class cars for 2019, with Tesla putting in a notably strong performance.
The list has been compiled from the 41 new models that earned Euro NCAP’s top five-star accolade last year, from a total of 55 cars tested.
Published a month after Euro NCAP tests showed a stand-out performance for the Model X, the latest research puts the SUV as the 2019 winner in the Large Off-Road category, with the SEAT Tarraco in second place.
Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 is top of the ‘Electric and Hybrid’ vehicle class and, together with BMW’s 3 Series, shares top spot in the Large Family category. The two cars end up with identical overall scores, the BMW scoring better in pedestrian protection, and the Tesla edging it in Safety Assist. Škoda’s new Octavia is the runner-up in this category.
Euro NCAP’s Best in Class winners for 2019:
Large Family Car Winner: Tesla Model 3 & BMW 3 series
Runner-up: Škoda Octavia
Large Off-Roader Winner: Tesla Model X
Runner-up: SEAT Tarraco
Small Family Car Winner: Mercedes-Benz CLA
Runner-up: Mazda 3
Small Off-Road/MPV Winner: Subaru Forester
Runner-up: Mazda CX-30 & VW T-Cross
Supermini Winner: Audi A1 & Renault Clio
Runner-up: Ford Puma
Hybrid & Electric Winner: Tesla Model 3
Runner-up: Tesla Model X