Nissan Ariya earns 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from IIHS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2023 Nissan Ariya, Nissan’s most advanced vehicle ever, has been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation for vehicles built after March 2023 – the agency’s highest rating. IIHS awarded the rating based on strong performance in crash tests, headlight evaluations and the capability of its crash-prevention technologies.

To achieve the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, vehicles tested by IIHS must score a “Good” rating in driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, original moderate overlap front and updated side-impact crash tests; feature headlights rated “Good” or “Acceptable” across all trims; and score “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings in daytime and nighttime testing of vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention systems.

IIHS strengthened its rating criteria for 2023, so vehicles receiving the TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards must show an even greater level of safety performance. The new requirements include an updated side-impact test that subjects vehicles to 82% more energy than the original test; an additional nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention test; and stricter headlight requirements.

“Ariya represents the best of Nissan advanced engineering, and this recognition from one of the industry’s foremost safety agencies validates our continued focus on bringing the latest safety innovations to market,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing and Sales, Nissan North America. “Receiving the coveted IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, even under the stricter 2023 criteria, gives consumers added peace of mind when considering Ariya as their next vehicle.”

Nissan Safety Shield® 3601 is standard on all grades of the 2023 Nissan Ariya. The suite of six active safety features includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. Full-LED headlights with Intelligent Auto Headlights and High Beam Assist are standard on all Ariya grades.

Ariya’s complement of driver assistance technology also includes standard ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link2, providing steering assistance and Intelligent Cruise Control for highway driving; available ProPILOT Assist 2.03, which allows attentive drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel under certain conditions; and available ProPILOT Park4, which operates the steering, acceleration, brakes and gear shift to help guide the vehicle into a parking spot when activated.

More information on the Nissan Ariya, including specifications, range information, pricing, photos and video, is available in the full press kit.

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  1. Nissan Safety Shield technologies can’t prevent all collisions or warn in all situations. See Owner’s Manual for important safety information.
  2. ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link cannot prevent collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle at all times. Always monitor traffic conditions and keep both hands on the steering wheel. System operates only when lane markings are detected. Does not function in all weather, traffic and road conditions. System has limited control capability and the driver may need to steer, brake or accelerate at any time to maintain safety. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
  3. Consumer activation of NissanConnect Services ProPILOT Assist 2.0 package (“Package”) required for ProPILOT Assist 2.0 functionality. Package trial period included with new vehicle purchase.  Trial period may be subject to change or termination at any time and without notice.  After trial period ends, monthly subscription fee required. See www.nissanusa.com/connect/legal for more subscription information.  ProPILOT Assist 2.0 cannot prevent collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle and monitor traffic conditions at all times. Hands-off freeway driving is possible when driving in a single lane, on the condition that the driver remains attentive on the road ahead and is prepared to immediately take manual control of the steering wheel when conditions of the road, traffic, and vehicle require it.  System operates only when lane markings are detected. Does not function in all weather, traffic and road conditions. System has limited control capability and the driver may need to steer, brake or accelerate at any time to maintain safety.  See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
  4. ProPILOT Park is not a substitute for the driver’s attention to the immediate surroundings. When using this feature, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.  ProPILOT Park cannot prevent collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle and monitor traffic conditions at all times. Does not function in all weather and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.





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