New Nissan Rouge, Altima and Maxima All Earn Highest IIHS Safety Ratings [Video]
Safety is a key factor with consumers when buying a new vehicle, and Nissan has three vehicles that just scored high ratings with IIHS. The new 2017 Nissan Rogue crossover, Altima sedan and Maxima full-size sedan all earn Top Safety Pick Plus ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It’s an important for consumers looking for a vehicle with superior crash protection.
According to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study released last year, three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are related to collision protection. Consumers are most interested in safety technology in their new car.
The new Nissan Rogue, Altima and Maxima all offer consumers superior crash protection. In the most recent tests, IIHS awarded the three Nissan vehicles with its "Top Safety Pick Plus" (TSP+) vehicle safety rating, which is the group's highest-available designation. The 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.
The goal is zero accidents
Nissan uses what they call their “Safety Shield” which consists of their Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Cruise Control. Nissan says their goal is a world with virtually zero accidents. Is it possible? These new safety technologies don’t replace defensive driving practices, but help drivers who may not be alert, are distracted and can’t see vehicles two cars ahead. They are good steps in developing safer vehicles and reaching that goal.
Beginning this year a "Good" or "Acceptable" rating for headlight performance is also required to earn a TSP+ rating. The new 2017 Nissan Rogue crossover, Altima sedan and Maxima full-size sedan all offer consumers superior crash protection and earn Top Safety Pick Plus ratings from IIHS.
Check out the 2017 Nissan Rogue | Advanced Safety and Driving Technologies video
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