2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Nissan Altima Among IIHS TSP+ Winners

2016 Honda Civic IIHS Front Crash Test

A few more redesigned and updated cars have qualified for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s more stringent 2016 Top Safety Pick + criteria, including the 2016 Honda Civic, the 2016 Nissan Altima, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2016 Lexus RX. The tighter IIHS requirements for 2016 mean that cars must earn “Good” ratings in the five crash tests, including the tough small front overlap test, to merit the standard Top Safety Pick rating. The additional TSP+ designation only includes cars with optional front crash prevention systems that are rated as “Advanced” or “Superior” in the IIHS’ tests.

2016 Nissan Altima IIHS Front End Crash Test

All four of these models offer front crash prevention as an option. For the Honda Civic, it’s part of the $1,000 Honda Sensing package that’s offered as a stand-alone option on any trim level. The 2016 Lexus RX also offers a stand-alone active safety package, the Lexus Safety System + option, for just $635. The 2016 Nissan Altima and 2016 Hyundai Sonata, meanwhile, offer forward collision warning only on the top trim levels, with the Altima’s system being part of a $1,700 package for the SL trim and the Sonata’s system being part of a $4,850 upgrade for the Limited (or standard on the top Limited 2.0T). Check out the results of these four vehicles’ crash tests in the videos below.

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