2010 Nissan Sentra  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#79 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#146 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Nissan Sentra
The Sentra, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto 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 Sentra 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 Sentra has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Nissan Sentra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0699% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.9823%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0699% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.9823% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Nissan Sentra is 46% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Nissan Sentra is 36% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8322Chevrolet CobaltFord FocusKia ForteKia OptimaHonda CivicHyundai ElantraVolkswagen JettaMazda 3Dodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerToyota CorollaNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Nissan Sentra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 22 to 83. The 2010 Nissan Sentra is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, the 2010 Ford Focus, the 2010 Kia Forte, and the 2010 Kia Optima and less safe than the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Dodge Caliber, the 2010 Mazda 3, and the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta.

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