The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently awarded the 2013 Nissan Altima with an award recognizing passenger vehicles for outstanding performance in five passenger safety crash tests.
The IIHS now performs front, side, rollover, and rear crash tests, as well as the small overlap frontal test, a new addition for 2013. The Altima’s high scores in every area earned it a the “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation.
“Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan, which is why we make features like Safety Shield technologies available,” said Bob Yakushi, Nissan’s director of product safety. “The 2013 Altima is truly Nissan’s most innovative Altima ever, and the ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ designation by IIHS reflects the engineering and design that have gone into this car to make it stand out in the class.”