2016 Nissan Maxima  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#44 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#93 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Maxima packs some oomph. 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 Maxima is below average 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 Maxima has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2016 Nissan Maxima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0488% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5706%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0488% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5706% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8859Kia CadenzaHyundai AzeraToyota AvalonINFINITI Q50Lincoln MKZBuick RegalAudi A4Cadillac ATSLexus ES-350Volkswagen CCNissan MaximaAcura TLXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Nissan Maxima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 88. The 2016 Nissan Maxima is safer than the 2016 Kia Cadenza and the 2016 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2016 Audi A4, the 2016 Buick Regal, and the 2016 Lincoln MKZ. It is about as safe as the 2016 INFINITI Q50, the 2016 Acura TLX, the 2016 Volkswagen CC, and the 2016 Lexus ES-350.

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