2016 Nissan Sentra Achieves Highest IIHS Safety Designation

April 5th, 2016 by
Nissan Sentra

According to a press release issued by Nissan earlier today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has upgrade the 2016 Sentra's Top Safety Pick rating following confirmation of the required front crash prevention technology performance. The 2016 Sentra is now an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

In order to earn a TSP+ designation, a vehicle must score "good" or higher on all five crashworthiness assessments. This includes the difficult small overlap evaluation. Furthermore, a vehicle is required to offer a front crash prevention system, and that system must achieve a rating of Advanced or Superior.

"Nissan is proud to have another of our core vehicles recognized by IIHS for vehicle safety," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Strategy and Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). "Nissan has the safety and security of Nissan vehicle owners and their passengers as its top priority, so we are glad to see our long-term investment in safety showing results in these latest IIHS tests."

Sentra is now the fourth 2016 Nissan model to earn the TSP+ designation, following the Maxima, Altima, and Murano.

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