The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded three 2017 Nissan vehicles with its “Top Safety Pick Plus” (TSP+) vehicle safety rating, which is the group’s highest-available designation.
The 2017 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Rouge each scored at least a “Good” rating in all five “Top Safety Pick” (TSP) test categories and earned “Top Safety Pick Plus” status with “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings for front crash prevention for models equipped with optional Forward Emergency Braking.
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Beginning this year a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating for headlight performance is also required to earn a TSP+ rating.
To earn a Top Safety Pick designation, a vehicle must achieve “Good” ratings in small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side and roof strength, along with standard or optional front crash prevention.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder joins the Murano and Sentra in receiving an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating this year.
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