Nissan Sentra and Altima Win IIHS Safety Awards

2021 Nissan Altima Safety | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a leader in the safety industry, so when it hands out crash-test awards, you should pay attention. The 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Nissan Sentra were recently awarded the title of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and IIHS Top Safety Pick respectively, after each model introduced advanced headlight technology.

For the 2021 model year, the Altima comes standard with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety technologies. The Altima also comes with standard High Beam Assist, which is what helped it earn the IIHS’s highest Top Safety Pick+ crash-test rating. Since 2013, the Altima has earned either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award each year.

The Sentra also received improvements to its optional thin projector LED headlights, which come standard on the Sentra SR trim with Premium Package. With these headlights, the Sentra qualifies for Top Safety Pick. It also comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360.

11 models in Canada will offer Nissan Safety Shield as standard. It offers six active safety technologies, including:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Automatic Braking

To learn more about the award-winning Sentra and Altima, stop in for a test drive at Avenue Nissan in Toronto.

All-New 2020 Nissan Sentra Brings New Design, More Tech

2020 Nissan Sentra | Toronto, ON

Prepare to elevate your commute with the refined, redesigned 2020 Nissan Sentra. This compact sedan features an all-new platform, updated interior and exterior looks, and plenty of advanced tech.

Updated Exterior Design

For the 2020 model year, the Sentra is now 2 inches lower and wider, providing it with better handling and more interior space. The signature V-motion grille highlights its more aggressive stance, while the floating roof adds a touch of a futuristic design. The Sentra also comes available with a new wheel design and a range of new colours, including three two-tone combinations.

A Refined Interior

No matter the Sentra trim level you choose, you will find a high-quality interior that is crafted to provide you with the ultimate driving experience. Available leatherette upholstery and heated front seats and outside mirrors add a touch of luxury, while Nissan’s NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats provide optimal comfort.

Standard Safety Tech

Feel confident behind the wheel of the Sentra with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced driver-assistance systems. This includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, and High Beam Assist. You will also receive other standard safety features like 10 airbags, Rear Door Alert, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Intelligent Driver Alertness.

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is expected to go on sale in Canada next month, and you can test-drive it right here at Avenue Nissan.