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Nissan Titan aces small-overlap crash test [Video]

The pickup\'s front-end structure was modified for the 2017-2018 model year.

The latest Nissan Titan has received a 'good' rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap test.

Engineers modified the front-end structure for vehicles built after August 2017. Earlier models had received only a 'marginal' rating in the small-overlap test, with 11 inches of intrusion and likely injuries to the lower left leg.

"In the new test, the Titan's driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of 7 inches at the lower door-hinge pillar," the IIHS said. "Measures from the dummy showed injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of the same severity."

The Titan has been excluded from the Top Safety Pick club, which requires an available front crash prevention system. Both headlight options also receive just a 'marginal' rating.

Only three other large pickups have received 'good' ratings in the small-overlap test, including the Honda Ridgeline and Ford F-150.

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