To reward 2013 models with superior crash protection, IIHS has created the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, with the + indicating good or acceptable performance in the new small overlap test. TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test. The Altima scored well for each of these tests, adding the “Top Safety Pick Plus” award to the five-star safety rating it received in September from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. From a competitive perspective, Accord & Fusion also earned TSP+, but Camry & Sonata did not.
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