Tesla Model 3/Y Earns 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards [VIDEO]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has noted 65 vehicle models that include the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award, including both the Tesla Model 3 and Y.

The Tesla Model 3 and Y units landed amongst the non-profit’s 65 2022 Top Safety Pick+ selections, according to the IIHS.

IIHS President David Harkey said, “We’re excited to see more vehicles on this list in 2022.” Harkey continued, “Our awards make it easy for car buyers to find models that will protect them in a crash and increase the odds they’ll never be in one. By shooting for Top Safety Pick+, automakers are showing that they’re committed to the same goal.”

Hyundai had the most selections, with 21 total vehicles across the organization’s Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ selections.

The ratings are based on six crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

Top Safety Pick+ selections also require acceptable headlights across all trims, with 31 models total being rated with what the organization considers good headlights.

Earlier this month, the IIHS also announced plans to develop a nighttime automatic emergency braking test, after it showed that automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems aren’t any safer than normal driving in low-light and dark conditions.