2017 Nissan Titan Couldn’t do well in IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test

2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab

The 2017 Nissan Titan just recently went though testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the results were less than outstanding. Although the Titan made the greatest possible score in four out of five crash tests, all of it broke down in the tough small overlap category.

The 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab has been rated “Marginal” in the small overlap crash test, which replicates exactly what occurs when the driver-side corner of an automobile hits another vehicle or things at 40 mph. Based on the measurements drawn from the dummy, IIHS said that it’s most likely a Titan driver would suffer injuries to the left lower leg, and perhaps the left foot and right lower leg, in such a collision. The impact led to a lot of intrusion into the motorist’s space, reaching 11 inches at the lower door hinge pillar.

Outside the crash test classifications, the Titan has been rated “Marginal” for its headlights. The truck does not provide a front crash prevention system, another category IIHS considers when granting its Top Safety Pick awards.

The Titan’s outcomes contrast greatly with the 2017 Ford F-150 Crew Cab and Extended Cab, which made top ratings in all crash tests. However, it is essential to note that pickups frequently lag behind other sectors in small overlap crash test performance. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, 2017 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab, and 2017 Ram 1500 also got “Marginal” ratings in the small overlap assessment.

Up until now, the only pickup to receive the Top Safety Pick+ award is the Honda Ridgeline. To earn the firm’s greatest honor, vehicles should achieve “Good” ratings in all 5 IIHS crash tests, consisting of the small overlap, moderate front overlap, side, roofing strength, and head restraint tests. They need to also earn an “Advanced” or greater rating in front crash avoidance as well as an “Acceptable” or “Good” headlight score.

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