Stop trying to figure out which vehicle you want to drive around Madison and make safety as well as style a fun a priority with the 2017 Maxima.

This Nissan sedan is known for being a four-door sports car with excellent performance and lots of luxury. If you don’t already know it as a safe car, it’s time for you to learn something new about the Maxima. It’s one of the few models to meet the strict requirements to become an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. 

The IIHS Sets Strict Safety Requirements

While it has always been challenging to receive the honor of being a Top Safety Pick+, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) made it even harder for the 2017 model year.

In order to get this award, models have to earn the top rating of “Good” for each of the organization’s five test categories. They also need a “Superior” or “Advanced” rating for their front crash prevention system.

While those were the requirements last year, to be a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, vehicles also need their headlight performance to earn a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating.

As you’ll see, the 2017 Maxima had no trouble meeting these strict requirements.

Safety is a Priority in the Nissan Maxima

In addition to easily meeting the minimum safety requirements from the IIHS, the 2017 Nissan Maxima is packed with an incredible amount of available advanced safety features. Most trim levels actually get these features standard, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Of course, the Maxima also comes standard with the LATCH system to easily and safely secure your child’s car seat. A Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide lets you know exactly which car seats fit in this particular model with ease.

You also get six airbags, traction control, vehicle dynamic control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, an antilock braking system, and a tire pressure monitoring system that includes Easy-Fill Tire Alert®.

Other Nissan Safety Winners

If the 2017 Maxima doesn’t seem right for you but you still want to drive a Nissan that is a Top Safety Pick+, you will have multiple choices. Both the 2017 Altima sedan and the 2017 Rogue crossover earned this honor, too.

Own the 2017 Maxima

You can take advantage of the incredible safety of the 2017 Maxima by owning your very own four-door sports car. Visit Zimbrick Nissan to take the Maxima on a test drive around Madison, Wisconsin, and see some of its safety features for yourself.