Nissan Rogue, Maxima, Altima, Sentra earn top safety rankings from IIHS

Safety Dance

The 2021 Nissan Rogue, Maxima1 and Altima provide the highest level of occupant safety according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)2, each being awarded the organization’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation this week.

2021 nissan Sentra 2
The 2021 Nissan Sentra earned a TOP SAFETY PICK award, when equipped with specific headlights.

All four models feature Nissan Safety Shield 360 as standard equipment. Nissan Safety Shield 360 is a comprehensive system of cameras, radar technology and sonar that works to monitor in front, behind and beside the vehicle as it drives, and can step in to help keep the driver and occupants safe.3 Both the Rogue4 and Sentra5 offer the most standard safety features in their respective classes.

2021 nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue

Both awards require good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests — driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. Award winners must be available with front crash prevention that earns a superior or advanced rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.

2021 nissan Altima
2021 nissan Altima

Additionally, TOP SAFETY PICK winners must be available with good or acceptable headlights. The “plus” designation is given to models that have good or acceptable headlights across all trim levels and packages.

2021 Nissan Maxima
2021 Nissan Maxima

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.


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Nissan first came to the United States to sell vehicles in 1958 and began importing and making Datsun vehicles in the United States under the Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A. (NMC), name in 1960. In 1990, Nissan North America Inc. (NNA), was created to coordinate all of Nissan’s various activities in North America to enhance the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of Nissan vehicles. In 1998, the two organizations merged operations under the Nissan North America, Inc., name. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Nissan’s North American operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.