The 2019 Nissan Titan performs well on IIHS crash tests!

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No matter the body style of the vehicle you choose to drive, we want you to feel safe and secure behind the wheel. That's why we're happy to announce that one of our trucks, the 2019 Nissan Titan, earned top scores on many of the IIHS crash tests.

Who is the IIHS?

The IIHS is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and each year most automakers send their vehicles over to be smashed and bashed from several angles to prove their safety worth. The IIHS has a reputation for being tougher than the NHTSA (they do the 'Star' safety ratings), so any vehicle that can get top scores on the IIHS tests or earn a designation are definitely worth owning in a worst case scenario.

What does the IIHS test for?

  • Small overlap front tests: both the driver and passenger sides
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side test
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints & seats

They've also started looking at crash avoidance and mitigation features, like automatic braking and headlights. Lastly, they check how easy it is to use the LATCH child seats.

How did the Titan Fare?

On the tests we bulleted above, the Nissan Titan earned Good ratings across the board. While that might sound lackluster, Good is the highest score for the IIHS. Scores go Good, Acceptable, Marginal, and Poor. The Titan has available blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, but there is no automatic emergency braking technology for the IIHS to test. The Titan scored Acceptable for the LATCH seats. Headlights did earn a Marginal rating, but it's worth noting that headlights are a new test for the IIHS and many vehicles have been coming up short of what the IIHS would like to see. A similar thing happened several years ago when the IIHS introduced the small overlap front test, and automakers have risen to the challenge to improve that area. We're sure Nissan (and others) will do the same with their headlights.

While we hope you don't get in an accident, if you do you can feel protected in the Nissan Titan full-size truck. Stop into our dealership this week to test drive one, learn about the active and passive safety features, and review financing options for buying or leasing.
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