While some vehicles seem to have no trouble beating the safety test, the Tesla Model S was certainly not one of them. The guys over at IIHS took the Tesla Model S for a safety test and ended up giving the Model S an acceptable rating.
One of the reasons why the Tesla Model S failed to get a better scoring was because of the seat belt that IIHS said was not effective and added that even with the seat belt, the driver could end up hitting their head on the steering wheel.
The Tesla Model S only got the second best rating for their small overlap front crash test but they did manage to get top ratings for all the other test.
Besides the Tesla Model S, the other models that did not do that well in the test include the Chevrolet Impala and Ford Taurus. The Toyota Avalon, Lincoln Continental and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, on the other hand, received the highest overall rating from IIHS.