The Safest? What statistical evidence is there to support this? VOLVO's LAST generation XC90 (released in 2003 for the US) has already been recognized by the IIHS for going a significant number of model years without any deaths and IIRC the Acura MDX received the same recognition. Just because Musk says its the safest doesn't mean so. Volvo has decades of real world crash statistics (including blood splatter patterns) for car interiors they have use to refine their cars for decades. If find it funny Musk directly compared the crash test results of a 65K+ Model S vs a 34K+ Volvo S60. Has ANY Tesla been subjected to the IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test? (I wonder why). Volvo started engineering their cars to handle Small Overlap Frontal Collisions over 20 years ago. When the IIHS started performing Small Overlap Frontal Crash test even Mercedes with its vaunted safety credentials was caught off guard. How well will a Tesla front seat hold up to high speed rear collision - something not currently tested for? Both Volvo & Mercedes engineer their seats not to collapse in such collisions. Volvo has already set a goal for no serious Deaths or Injuries in their new models by 2020 and part of reaching that goal is their advanced autonomous driving capabilities. Yes the new XC90 can steer its way out of certain collisions autonomously too & all Volvos come standard with autonomous City Safety Braking. IIHS statistics prove that Volvo's with City Safety Braking have reduced collisions rates significantly for Volvo models versus competitors.