2013 Nissan Maxima  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#82 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#146 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima, a mainstay 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 2013 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 2013 Nissan Maxima has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Nissan Maxima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0619% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0678%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0619% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.0678% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Nissan Maxima is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Nissan Maxima is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8857Chevrolet ImpalaNissan MaximaHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonVolkswagen CCToyota VenzaBuick RegalBuick LaCrosseHyundai GenesisVolvo S60Lexus ES-350Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Nissan Maxima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 88. The 2013 Nissan Maxima is less safe than the 2013 Acura TL, the 2013 Toyota Avalon, the 2013 Volkswagen CC, the 2013 Lexus ES-350, the 2013 Volvo S60, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis, the 2013 Buick LaCrosse, the 2013 Buick Regal, and the 2013 Toyota Venza.

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