2010 Nissan Maxima  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#60 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#124 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima, part of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Maxima has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. 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 Maxima 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 Maxima has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Nissan Maxima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.062% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0807%, meaning the average driver has a 0.062% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.0807% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Nissan Maxima is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Nissan Maxima is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8953Hyundai AzeraCadillac CTSNissan MaximaAcura TLLincoln MKZToyota AvalonLexus ES-350Toyota VenzaAcura TSXINFINITI GHyundai GenesisVolkswagen CCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Nissan Maxima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 89. The 2010 Nissan Maxima is safer than the 2010 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2010 Acura TL, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 Toyota Avalon, the 2010 Volkswagen CC, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis, the 2010 INFINITI G, the 2010 Acura TSX, the 2010 Toyota Venza, and the 2010 Lexus ES-350. It is about as safe as the 2010 Cadillac CTS.

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