The Ioniq 5 EV received a scored of 92.1 points out of 100 in a safety test compared to the Model 3's 83.3 points.
Tesla Korea has stopped selling its most popular car in Korea due to the lack of inventory.
Tesla fever appears to be subsiding in Korea as the tech-savvy electric vehicle (EV) maker faces tough competition from other premium models and local alternatives.
Tesla has been ordered by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to fix five terms in its sales contract that the regulator deemed to be unfair.
Tesla’s Model 3 electric car topped sales rankings in the domestic electric vehicle (EV) market for the first half of this year.
Tesla was the third most popular imported car in the first quarter thanks to its more affordable Model 3 electric car. It sold a total of 4,070 vehicles from January to March, ranking third after Mercedes-Benz's 15,400 units and BMW's 11,331.