Nissan takes three top safety pick titles

The Nissan Altima, Maxima (shown) and Rouge have received U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Ratings.

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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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The Nissan Rogue, following three straight years of sales growth since the introduction of the completely redesigned second generation for the 2014 model year, takes another major step forward for 2017 with a new look, enhanced utility and an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technologies.

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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