Why Tesla's Model X Was The First SUV To Receive A Perfect Crash Test Rating

  • Опубликовано: 18 янв 2019
  • SUVs are generally safe, but have a high rollover probability. Tesla was able to overcome this obstacle with their Model X SUV. Here's how they did it.
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    The following is a transcript of the video:
    Narrator: This Tesla Model X refuses to roll over. Unlike most SUVs which tend to roll over with ease, the Model X continues to return to an upright position. Here's why the Model X was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash test rating. When it comes to vehicle safety, size matters. So it's not uncommon for SUVs to be generally safer than your standard sedan. However, they tend to have one big shortcoming. Rollovers.
    SUVs are notorious for having a high center of gravity causing them to roll over when put into tight maneuvering situations, or a side impact. Rollovers can result in the partial or full ejection of passengers from the vehicle, increasing the chances of injury or death. In 2016, rollovers happened in one percent of serious crashes in passenger vehicles but accounted for one-third of collision-related deaths.
    Over the past three decades, automakers have been able to reduce the frequency of rollovers in vehicles with technology and more stable designs. However, once a serious impact occurs it's just basic physics. A higher center of gravity increases the likelihood of a car tipping or rolling over.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA is the only organization that tests rollover resistance. They also test frontal crashes and side impacts from a pole and barrier. After each test, they measure readings from a dummy to determine how much damage a real person is likely to sustain. They use this data to determine a safety rating in each category and an overall safety rating for the vehicle.
    Amongst its many luxury features, the Model X hosts active safety technology such as collision avoidance systems and automatic emergency braking. But what sets the Model X apart is its design. Like other Teslas, the Model X has a large, rigid battery pack located on the floor of the vehicle. This gives the Model X a much lower center of gravity than your average SUV. In the event of a collision that would normally cause an SUV to roll over, this would happen instead.
    But rollovers are just one aspect of the safety test. Since the Model X is an electric vehicle, there's no need for mechanical components in the hood of the car. This allows for a much larger crumple zone to absorb energy from a frontal crash. It also has specially-made side sills that absorb energy in addition to its rigid side pillars. These features help reduce the force exerted on passengers and increases their protection. But if you don't have $80,000 laying around for a Model X there’s still plenty of SUVs out there with excellent safety ratings.
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    Why Tesla's Model X Was The First SUV To Receive A Perfect Crash Test Rating
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Комментарии • 5 904

  • Sdtok
    Sdtok 23 часа назад

    All other crash tests in this video did not involve sand, please compare apples with apples. (I'am not judging the crash test or the logic of this video, just the visuals)

  • Raphael Artemeier
    Raphael Artemeier День назад

    Why would that "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA is the only organization that tests rollover resistance."? Thats simply false.

  • mikakami93
    mikakami93 День назад

    only a couple of million dollars car

  • Dev Nagpal
    Dev Nagpal День назад

    "Come Over"
    - Sorry can't drive I'm drunk
    "My parents aren't home"
    - Ok

  • seid ߆
    seid ߆ День назад

    oh, you mean jaden smiths car?

  • Sebastian Thorsen
    Sebastian Thorsen День назад


  • chancy319
    chancy319 День назад

    Tesla commercial.
    I hope the paycheck was good.

  • Birdie Ifopo
    Birdie Ifopo День назад

    Hope doesn’t have a incident were the battery will blow like a c4 planted under your car.

  • Dester32
    Dester32 День назад

    SUV need stronger top because of roll overs. So if the tesla does roll over it is extra strong because it has been made to resist the weight of the battery. Extra strong!

  • xd Niles
    xd Niles День назад

    There’s this thing called a roll cage.......just put a full cage in your car

  • pattibjee
    pattibjee День назад

    with a little extra cash money to “make it seem better”

  • Charles Beers
    Charles Beers День назад

    Well, it has no ground clearance, so...

  • Chad Merkley
    Chad Merkley День назад

    Does anybody know where I can apply to be the car raming release guy? That looks fun.

  • Necrodead
    Necrodead День назад

    Tesla sucks. Discuss.

  • A Doge
    A Doge День назад +1

    That tesla probably cant offroad

  • Hawokki
    Hawokki День назад +2

    Not only the heavy batteries. I don't count that as an SUV.
    It's shaped and modeled like a XXL hatchback

  • kylesplinter1
    kylesplinter1 День назад

    That's cool. just like unflippable boats

  • chariot rider
    chariot rider День назад

    lol why did it get 100% safety what if it gets hit by a black hole or a gamma ray blast common! Or even more likely collides with a planet.

  • Devin Murphy
    Devin Murphy День назад

    2 minutes about crash tests 50 actual seconds of Tesla footage not really a story here then is there

  • ramG35
    ramG35 День назад

    all those heavy ass batteries under the car. bonous

  • Bikram Kumar Panda
    Bikram Kumar Panda День назад

    1 TESLA = 80 IPHONES
    1 TESLA >>>> 80000 IPHONES.

  • Tom Ives
    Tom Ives День назад

    No rollovers is good, but once that battery gets damaged/punctured you better get outta the area or you're gonna be crispy.

  • Dragon Steel
    Dragon Steel День назад

    I'd test the same rollover while not in a sand pit. Since the sand was dug out under the tires when they threw the car at the pit, the dug-outs made it easy for the tires to not wedge and allow the SUV to roll back.

  • Adrian Hernandez
    Adrian Hernandez День назад

    @km77 moose test on start

  • Josh Quack
    Josh Quack День назад

    good thing i know this. now, when i go shopping for a car i'll make sure to go for a Tesla. they only cost around 100k, not much

  • Krispy Champ
    Krispy Champ День назад

    That’s it time for a Tesla!

  • B4its2L8guy
    B4its2L8guy День назад

    If it wasn't for the boomers, we would have had this tech decades ago. Petrol heads are a dying breed.

  • jet boater
    jet boater День назад

    Yeah they forget to tell you that the cars burn like crazy when the batteries get damaged in a crash. Bad part is they keep reigniting spontaneously, so anytime after the damage to the car batteries occurs, the car can reignite and burn. Plus they are hard fires to put out.

  • DanielC
    DanielC 2 дня назад

    100k TESLA SUV vs 10k DACIA DUSTER?
    what should i buy? a car and a flat in LONDON or a car HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • scooter800m
    scooter800m 2 дня назад

    A more than 90 degrees rotation. Holy mother of return to all four on the ground.

  • Ian Landry
    Ian Landry 2 дня назад

    Bruh it was 2minutes 50 seconds of explaining a crash test and 10 seconds to say that it had batteries on the bottom
    Wtf was this video

  • gregistopal
    gregistopal 2 дня назад

    Because it’s so bottom heavy

  • Taavi Albert
    Taavi Albert 2 дня назад

    All these 18650 battery elements have weight enough.

  • ub3rpants
    ub3rpants 2 дня назад

    The first thing said is a very big statement, I would like to see the evidence to back up the claim that bigger cars are safer

  • Miguel Guzman
    Miguel Guzman 2 дня назад

    Tesla's are great an all. And yea I am glad to see this specific model is really safe. But if you do get into an accident the repairs on a tesla can take months depending on where you are in the country. So be prepared to be in a rental vehicle for a long time. If your insurance has rental coverage you will 99 percent of the time run out of rental coverage before the tesla is fixed.

  • Josh Sullivan
    Josh Sullivan 2 дня назад

    What I think before video starts - "it's probably because of all the weight from the batteries being equally distributed on the bottom of the car rather than all the weight from an engine in the front
    After video is over - lmfao

  • Bendover Son
    Bendover Son 2 дня назад

    Can’t put a price on safety.

  • KaputPictures Broadcast
    KaputPictures Broadcast 2 дня назад

    Since when is a model x an SUV?

    ELRUSOTV 2 дня назад

    2:41 why they didn't crash it right in the passenger door? To measure the actual damage for the person. 🙋 good video, though

  • Haotian Mo
    Haotian Mo 2 дня назад

    When the heavy weight of batteries are actually beneficial lol

  • CIA
    CIA 2 дня назад

    Don't worry, if you dont die due to crash, you will die when you see the cost to repair it

  • Omar Alfawareh
    Omar Alfawareh 2 дня назад

    Absorb impact not energy

  • What’sitsay
    What’sitsay 2 дня назад

    Idk as long as cars are being made to look good as well as safe they’ll never be 100% safe for me or at least safe as possible... I need some type of advanced bumper car specifically designed to keep you safe ONLY no distractions. I don’t care if the car I could possibly die in looks cool

  • CisforCock
    CisforCock 3 дня назад

    I love how the top suggested video is "This is why Tesla Model X is an awful car" ^_^

  • Joshua Graham
    Joshua Graham 3 дня назад

    Or just yano... Don't drive a big dumb suv when you live in a city and only pick up your 1 child from school

  • Rohaan
    Rohaan 3 дня назад

    Is it only 80,000?

  • 1255XL
    1255XL 3 дня назад

    Just because there is a huge weight at the bottom...

  • Benny Northeast
    Benny Northeast 3 дня назад

    I'd have thought it would catch fire when you flipped it

  • Damier too funny
    Damier too funny 3 дня назад

    U gotta think the Tesla has an 2000 pound battery which is on the floor

  • JonatasAdoM
    JonatasAdoM 3 дня назад

    Bias. Either that or they've made the car to pass the test which isn't a good thing.

  • Spkier
    Spkier 3 дня назад

    mayhe good crash test. But good damit the tesla catches often fire..

  • J. Robertson
    J. Robertson 3 дня назад

    Anyone else notice the wires tied to the vehicule.. keeping it from rolling over

  • Ashok Kumar
    Ashok Kumar 3 дня назад

    Tesla makes a quality, safety and high tech product !! Excellent

  • Leslie Chow
    Leslie Chow 4 дня назад

    Model X is an ugly minivan, not an SUV.

  • themrarcijs
    themrarcijs 4 дня назад

    Tesla model x is a SUV ???

  • Michele Ruzic
    Michele Ruzic 4 дня назад

    No matter which Crash Test Rating Tesla cars get I’ll never ever buy them

  • Brian Park
    Brian Park 4 дня назад

    0:32 How is Volvo not classified as a tank? It's like Nokia 3310 of cars

  • Anon Ymus
    Anon Ymus 4 дня назад

    R.I.P. Tesla

  • Axelle FM
    Axelle FM 4 дня назад


  • Fantastically Lame
    Fantastically Lame 4 дня назад

    Because friggin Elon Musk

  • AugTheViking
    AugTheViking 4 дня назад +1

    Only 80k dollars? In Denmark it costs 300k dollars ;(

  • ImGonnaBeTheVeryWorse, SkyrimPlayer!!

    SUV's are alot more dangerous than any other cars, look it up, everyone just believes that.

    • ImGonnaBeTheVeryWorse, SkyrimPlayer!!
      ImGonnaBeTheVeryWorse, SkyrimPlayer!! День назад

      +noairmeansnoone ye what he said XD Jk

    • noairmeansnoone
      noairmeansnoone День назад

      Yeah since they have more mass, they also cause more damage to other things which would in turn spread the energy back to the SUV that made impact. It's a double edged sword

  • Genghis Kahn
    Genghis Kahn 4 дня назад +1


  • Yash
    Yash 4 дня назад +1

    *Business* Insider???

  • gendalfff
    gendalfff 4 дня назад

    them batteries r heavy and low positioned ez

  • karri karthik
    karri karthik 5 дней назад

    you can not build a conventional suv with a low center of gravity.

  • Random User
    Random User 5 дней назад

    Still will never buy one

  • Tot tota
    Tot tota 5 дней назад

    Video could've been 20 seconds

  • cum taco
    cum taco 5 дней назад

    They made the half life 2 airboat into a real thing lol

  • Rohan Shekhawat
    Rohan Shekhawat 5 дней назад

    Just like in the archives

  • Yes -
    Yes - 5 дней назад

    this is gta

  • Hungry God
    Hungry God 5 дней назад

    Punctures battery. Boom

  • pedroamedro
    pedroamedro 5 дней назад

    this video had feck all info about why it didn't roll over

  • Zixi Tv
    Zixi Tv 5 дней назад +1

    "Sometimes safety kills you!"

  • El Señor T
    El Señor T 5 дней назад

    Cool beans

  • Kool Aid
    Kool Aid 5 дней назад +2

    I swear if anyone were to invent a flying car, it'd have to be Elon Musk!

    • Outland
      Outland 2 дня назад +1

      Except he hasn't invented anything. He just owns the company.

    • No Profile Pic
      No Profile Pic 3 дня назад +1

      Tesla Flyster 2050

  • Duo M
    Duo M 6 дней назад

    But it won’t work at all in low temperatures

  • The Great Wolf HD
    The Great Wolf HD 6 дней назад

    0:00 Forza horizon physics

  • 42O Bunny
    42O Bunny 6 дней назад


  • Sonny
    Sonny 6 дней назад

    It's a shame they are shit

  • Matt
    Matt 6 дней назад

    Not really an SUV though is it?

  • Dexxon Gaming
    Dexxon Gaming 6 дней назад

    The x5 was the first suv that wouldn't roll.

  • Spike ball Productions
    Spike ball Productions 7 дней назад

    Elon musk,

    You have defied gravity...

  • prashams reddy
    prashams reddy 7 дней назад

    He said "if u can't afford a freaking model x, well who gives a shit"

    • Raene
      Raene 6 дней назад

      Well who does. There's a lot of cars out there.

  • Shibe Shook
    Shibe Shook 7 дней назад

    So will Elon musk hold meme review now?

  • Niko Štajner
    Niko Štajner 7 дней назад

    Meh i will still buy dissel

  • alex Feria
    alex Feria 7 дней назад

    Absolutely love the vid man 🤙 any tips for getting into RU-clip ? It has always been a dream of mine and I’ll be posting my first vid tomorrow how can I grow my subscribers? Thank you 🙏

  • Shadow TV
    Shadow TV 7 дней назад +89

    A car that can't be flipped? Finally Richard Hammond can drive safely.

    • Tot tota
      Tot tota 5 дней назад +1

      +Shadow TV When people ruin the joke by explaining it lol

    • Shadow TV
      Shadow TV 5 дней назад +1

      +Anthony HT yeah... That was the joke...

    • Anthony HT
      Anthony HT 5 дней назад +3

      He did flip an electric supercar once, and he toasted it. I'm sure he will be able to roll the Model X as well. As for the fire, Tesla can burn by themselves if needed.

  • Jack 010
    Jack 010 7 дней назад

    These images realy hurt my eyes

  • Insert ANameHere
    Insert ANameHere 7 дней назад

    The sand was a paid *ACTOR*

  • Jamie E
    Jamie E 7 дней назад

    I'm sorry but you have got that completely wrong. In most cases, sedan cars are much safer than most SUVs. Not the other way round

    • Raene
      Raene 6 дней назад

      Well it's on a technical basis, not on what occured isn't it. SUVs are built in such a way that they inherently take more of a beating than Sedans, for the most part.

  • sayem 16.4
    sayem 16.4 7 дней назад

    Wait wait wait, it's a minivan.

  • Lance Hondrade
    Lance Hondrade 8 дней назад

    Volvo: well sh^t

  • robi ttt1
    robi ttt1 8 дней назад


  • moejazi
    moejazi 8 дней назад +1

    I love how nobody talks about the chance of your burning alive if that battery ruptures and starts a fire. Lol

  • FrenzioGeo
    FrenzioGeo 8 дней назад +20

    0:48 thats the most *REALISTIC* car crash rollover i have ever seen in animation in my life! :OOOOO

  • ImTheMiddlBITCHxO
    ImTheMiddlBITCHxO 8 дней назад

    The model x looks more like a limousine than an SUV tbh. It looks more like an Audi a7 than an Audi q5 or q7

    • Raene
      Raene 6 дней назад

      Bro if you knew what makes an SUV an SUV, you wouldn't be assuming what it is by the way it looks. Do a quick Google search.

  • verison9.5
    verison9.5 8 дней назад

    Elon Musk > everything else

  • DoctorBlankenstein
    DoctorBlankenstein 8 дней назад

    dangggggggggggggg... now I REALLY want one

  • Flubs Dubz
    Flubs Dubz 8 дней назад +1

    Whats next? Model Y

    • Raene
      Raene 6 дней назад

      +hyperwheeze there's also a model Y for S3XY

    • hyperwheeze
      hyperwheeze 7 дней назад

      Flubs Dubz No, Elon stated that he wanted a model S, E and X, but E was taken, so he used S, 3 and X, spelling out S3X. :P