2010 Nissan Altima  RealSafeCars61Safety Rating

#73 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#139 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Nissan Altima
The Altima, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup since 1993, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Altima has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Nissan Altima is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Nissan Altima has a score of 61, implying a 0.067% chance of driver death (6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Nissan Altima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0673% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.6885%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0673% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.6885% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Nissan Altima is 40% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Nissan Altima is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9521Toyota Scion tCKia OptimaHyundai SonataChevrolet HHRNissan AltimaDodge CaliberToyota CamrySuzuki KizashiVolkswagen JettaMercury MilanPontiac G6Chevrolet MalibuComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Nissan Altima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 21 to 95. The 2010 Nissan Altima is safer than the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the 2010 Kia Optima, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2010 Chevrolet HHR and less safe than the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2010 Pontiac G6, the 2010 Mercury Milan, the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, and the 2010 Toyota Camry.

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