NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2021 Nissan Murano crossover joins three other 2021 Nissan models in being awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS)1 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.

The Nissan Rogue, Maxima and Altima were announced in February as earning IIHS’s top safety award. All four models feature Nissan Safety Shield® 360 as standard equipment.2

The addition of Murano to the IIHS annual listing of TOP SAFETY PICK+ was the result of new ratings for headlights and pedestrian crash avoidance. Murano’s standard front crash prevention system earned “superior” ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Murano’s standard LED headlights earned a “good” rating.

To qualify as a TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must have good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests — driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. It must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns “advanced” or “superior” ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations and come with “good” or “acceptable” headlights across all trim levels and packages.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit You can also follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research and evaluation and through education of consumers, policymakers and safety professionals.

Source: Nissan USA

By Rod Washington

Rod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook and hanging out with the beautiful Rebecca. Rod produces and directs the web series, CUPIC: Diary of an Investigator. He is also the editor, producer and administrator of TNC Network.

One thought on “2021 Nissan Murano earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating”

Leave a Reply