NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - December 08, 2016) - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today 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 Rogue 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. 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.
"Nissan is proud to have many of our North American-built vehicles recognized by IIHS for vehicle safety," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Strategy and Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). "As a full-line manufacturer, Nissan places the safety and security of Nissan vehicle owners and their passengers as its top priority. Considering that 85-percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. are assembled in North America, we are gratified to see the company's long-term investment in safety yielding results in these key vehicles receiving high marks from IIHS."
2017 Nissan Altima - TSP+
The 2017 Altima offers a long list of standard safety features, including Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS). This system includes dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain supplemental side-impact air bags for front-and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection. See the full list of 2017 Nissan Altima safety technologies here.
2017 Nissan Maxima - TSP+
Maxima offers an extensive range of safety, security and driving aids -- many included as standard equipment (depending on grade level). For example, Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW)1, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)2, Forward Emergency Braking (FEB)3, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)4 and Blind Spot Warning (BSW)5 are all standard equipment on the SL, SR and Platinum grades. For more information about 2017 Nissan Maxima Safety technologies, click here.
2017 Nissan Rogue - TSP+
Rogue Safety Shield technologies include radar-based Blind Spot Warning5 and Rear Cross Traffic Alert4, both now available on Rogue SV grade (in addition to Rogue SL). The 2017 Rogue is also available for the first time with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6 and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)6. Read the complete list of safety technologies available on the 2017 Rogue here.
Read the complete IIHS report here.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors since 2016 under the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
1 PFCW is intended to warn you before a collision occurs; it cannot prevent a collision. Speed & other limitations apply. See owner's manual for details.
2 Intelligent Cruise Control is not a collision avoidance system or warning device. Designed to use limited braking. Failure to apply the brakes could result in an accident.
3 FEB cannot prevent accidents due to carelessness or dangerous driving techniques. It may not provide warning or braking in certain conditions. Speed limitations apply.
4 Not a substitute for proper backing procedures. May not detect all moving vehicles. Speed and other limitations apply. See owner's manual for details.
5 Blind Spot Warning is not a substitute for proper lane change procedures. The system will not prevent contact with other vehicles or accidents. It may not detect every vehicle or object around you.
6 LDW and LDP operate only when the lane markings are clearly visible. Speed and other limitations apply. See owner's manual for details.
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