The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model X a five-star safety rating in every category and subcategory after conducting crash tests on the electric SUV.

Every variant of the Tesla Model X – 60D, 75D, 90D, P90D and P100D – all scored perfectly in frontal impact, side impact, rollover and overall safety. This also marks the first time an SUV has received the federal government’s highest safety rating across the board.

In a blog post, Tesla attributed the Model X’s impressive performance to its all-electric architecture and powertrain design. The battery pack, which is mounted beneath the floor, creating a low centre of gravity, also resulted in the Model X having the lowest rollover probability of any SUV on the road.

The company adds “that in the event of a serious crash, Model X occupants have an overall 93% probability of walking away without a serious injury.” It also adds that the Model X’s overall probability of injury was second only to Model S.