These two Nissan models earn top safety ratings from the IIHS

By Product Expert | Posted in Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Performance & Safety on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 5:27 pm
side view of the 2021 Nissan Sentra

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded two of Nissan’s sedans Top Safety Pick 

Thanks to advances in safety technology, more especially the headlight technology, two of Nissan’s sedan models have received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top pick award. Keep reading to learn more about these awards and which vehicles were chosen.  

The winners 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) chose the 2021 Nissan Altima for its 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating and the 2021 Nissan Sentra for the 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating. According to the IIHS, almost half of all deadly crashes happen in the dark with more than one quarter on unlit roads. Because of this statistic, there is a huge priority on headlight capability. This is not the first year the Altima has received recognition for its safety. In fact, the Altima has received the IIHS TSP or TSP+ award each year since 2013. 

2021 Nissan Altima turning a corner
2021 Nissan Sentra turning corner

Nissan Safety Shield 360 features 

Designed with six active safety technologies, the Nissan Safety Shield 360 comes as standard equipment on 10 Nissan models. The Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection has a forward-facing radar and camera technology to help alert if there are vehicles or crossing pedestrians. The Bling Spot Warning detects vehicles in the driver’s blind spot. The Rear Automatic Braking feature detects motionless objects when the vehicle is backing up and may apply brakes when necessary. Other features in this safety system include Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. 

Read more about safety features: Which vehicles have Nissan Rear Door Alert? 

Schedule a test drive in the Altima and Sentra 

If either of these vehicles interests you, schedule a test drive to try out their features.  

Read more about safety: Which safety features are available with the Nissan Safety Shield package? 

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