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2017 Nissan Titan Gets ‘Marginal’ Rating In IIHS Crash Test

By James Yu , Jan 25, 2017 01:09 PM EST

The 2017 Nissan Titan has just been put to the test and it did not perform as well as many people thought it would. Apparently, it was given a "marginal" rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) facilitated crash test. The abovementioned rating represents the lowest score that a vehicle can get.

2017 Nissan Titan: Bigger Is Not Always Better

Despite its size, the 2017 Nissan Titan did not prove to be as big as it claims when it received the lowest mark in the IIHS facilitated small overlap crash test. According to a report from Motor Trend, the abovementioned test basically shows what happens when the truck crashes to another vehicle at the speed of 40 miles per hour. It was mentioned that if a driver were to crash under real circumstances, the driver would have lower leg injuries. Accordingly, the test showed a heavy amount of intrusion on the driver's side after the crash and the test dummy's position how the Titan's driver could be injured.

2017 Nissan Titan: Other Aspects Could Use Improvemets

Car Connection noted that the 2017 Nissan Titan was given a good rating with its head restraints but the headlights could use some improvements. In addition, the 2017 Nissan Titan's lack of automatic emergency braking and other collision avoidance system was also among those that were noted by the IIHS as reported. Unlike in the 2017 Nissan Titan, the aforementioned safety feature is already considered standard among its competitors in the pickup truck segment.

2017 Nissan Titan: Against The Competition

Reports state that the 2017 Nissan Titan was not the only truck that received a marginal rating in the IIHS crash test. Apparently, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tundra and Ram 1500 have also been given the same rating. The 2017 Ford F-150 on the other hand was able to receive top scores in the crash test while the 2017 Honda Ridgeline was able to earn the coveted Top Safety Pick+.

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