2021 Nissan Altima, Toyota Sienna, Acura TLX Among IIHS Top Picks | Automotive News

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2021 Nissan Altima, 2021 Toyota Sienna and 2021 Acura TLX the Top Safety Pick + award, giving sedans and minivans their best driving blessing. security for the new year. The Altima has received the TSP (Top Safety Pick) or TSP + designation every year since 2013. The Sienna becomes the second 2021 minivan, after the Honda Odyssey, to win the award. The TLX’s design revisions for 2021 have helped it improve on its previous designation of Top Safety Pick.

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The Altima

The 2021 Altima comes with a host of advanced intelligent mobility technologies from Nissan, including standard intelligent all-wheel drive and Safety Shield 360 technologies and optional ProPILOT support. Especially for IIHS testing, the model comes with high beam assist as standard equipment, and we know that the IIHS has increasingly focused on vehicle headlight performance in evaluating their performance. safety performance.

Specifically, the Altima received a top rating in Front-End Collision Prevention: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Testing, and Advancement in Front-End Collision Prevention: Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Test. Its headlights overall were rated as acceptable. In terms of impact resistance, it scored Good in all six different tests (front small overlap: driver side, front small overlap: passenger side, moderate front overlap, moderate side overlap, roof and head restraint strength and seats).

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Hers

Redesigned for 2021, the Toyota minivan achieved improved performance in the agency’s small overlap frontal crash test to the best possible TSP + designation. What was acceptable is now good from an IIHS perspective, as the model scored well in all six crash tests, like the Altima. Its headlights are classified Good. In terms of collision avoidance and mitigation, it received a top rating in Forward Collision Prevention: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Testing, and Advanced in Forward Collision Prevention: Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Test – Again, like the Altima.

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TLX

Acura TLX 2021

The luxury car improved its performance in crash tests to reach the top rung of the IIHS safety rankings for 2021. Specifically, its game went from Acceptable in 2020 to Good in 2021 in the Driver side small overlap front crash test. The model’s standard front crash prevention system earned it top marks in the Institute’s vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian assessment tests.

Like the other two new medalists, the TLX scored well in all six crash tests, and it did the same for its headlights; it ranked Superior in the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian frontal collision prevention tests.

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“To qualify for a Top Safety Pick + award, a vehicle must achieve good marks in both of these impact resistance ratings, as well as the moderate front, side, roof strength, and downforce overlap tests. -head. It also needs advanced or better ratings for frontal vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian collision prevention and must offer acceptable or well rated headlights in all versions.

– Insurance Institute for Road Safety


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