The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today awarded the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano a "Top Safety Pick Plus" (TSP+) vehicle safety rating, which is the group's highest available ranking. The 2015 Murano received perfect "Good" scores in all five "Top Safety Pick" categories and earned TSP+ status with a "Superior" rating for front crash prevention for models equipped with optional Forward Emergency Braking.
The IIHS introduced the TSP+ rating two years ago as a way of awarding those vehicles which earn a Top Safety Pick score - achievable by having high crash test ratings in five categories - for going above and beyond by incorporating cutting-edge safety technology over and above that required to ace the crash tests. To earn a TSP, a vehicle must excel in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a "good" or "acceptable" rating in the relatively new small overlap frontal test. To earn the "Plus" addition, requires that the vehicle also have advanced technologies such as forward crash mitigation (braking) as standard equipment or as an option in at least one of its trim levels.
"The designation of the IIHS 'Top Safety Pick Plus' for the all-new 2015 Murano is exactly what Nissan expected for a vehicle that has always set the trends in its segment," said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A, Nissan North America, Inc.
Available on upper trim Murano crossovers are advanced safety features such as Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, and a Driver Attention Alert system. This makes the 2015 Murano one of the most advanced crossovers in its segments in terms of safety. The PFCW and DAA systems are exclusive to Nissan vehicles.