Nissan is raising the bar for safety in its lineup. This carmaker recently received recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for an impressive total of four models.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue, 2021 Nissan Maxima, and 2021 Nissan Altima all earned the IIHS’s highest possible safety score of TOP SAFETY PICK+. The 2021 Nissan Sentra earned a TOP SAFETY PICK recognition when it’s equipped with certain headlights.
Each of these models come standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, the brand’s suite of driver-assistance features. This system uses a combination of cameras, radar, and sonar to help raise the driver’s awareness out on the road. The Rogue and the Sentra each have the most standard safety features in their respective classes.
To get a TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must achieve the highest rating of “Good” in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. These tests include driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. These award winners must also have a front crash prevention system that earns a “Superior” or “Advanced” rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests.
The TOP SAFETY PICK+ award is given to those models with standard “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights across all trim levels and packages, while TOP SAFETY PICK vehicles must come available with “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights.
For a vehicle you can trust when the going gets tough, turn to Nissan. Here at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, we have all four IIHS award-winning vehicles in stock, and we invite you to contact us and set up a test drive in the one that best meets your needs.