NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today awarded the 2015 Nissan Sentra a "Top Safety Pick" vehicle safety rating. The Institute's "Top Safety Pick" award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a "Good" or "Acceptable" rating in the small overlap frontal test. The 2015 Sentra scored "Good" in all five of the "Top Safety Pick" categories.
"Nissan is committed to safety and innovation, and Nissan is proud to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating for the 2015 Sentra," said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America. "As a compact sedan, Sentra is a critically important vehicle in Nissan's lineup and with its standard safety features we're bringing a high level of safety and security to a growing consumer segment."
Safety and security features standard on all 2015 Sentras include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; three-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors; and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
Every Sentra comes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS); Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zones; Energy absorbing steering column; Child safety rear door locks; Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system; Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with position monitoring and Bluetooth Hands-free phone System. Sentra SV, SR and SL also come standard with Nissan's innovative and class-exclusive Easy Fill Tire Alert, which sounds the car horn to notify a person filling a tire with air when the recommended tire pressure has been reached.