2016 Nissan Altima  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#68 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#133 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Altima
The Altima, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup since 1993, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2016 Nissan Altima is somewhat 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 2016 Nissan Altima has a score of 70, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.051%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.6%.

We estimate that the 2016 Nissan Altima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0544% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2181%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0544% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2181% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Nissan Altima is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Nissan Altima is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Nissan Altima offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 6%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8858Chevrolet MalibuHonda AccordNissan AltimaMazda 6Subaru LegacySubaru OutbackFord FusionChrysler 200Kia OptimaToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Nissan Altima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 88. The 2016 Nissan Altima is safer than the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2016 Honda Accord and less safe than the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, the 2016 Toyota Camry, the 2016 Kia Optima, the 2016 Chrysler 200, the 2016 Ford Fusion, the 2016 Subaru Outback, and the 2016 Subaru Legacy.

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