2017 Nissan Maxima  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#51 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#110 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima, part of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Nissan Maxima provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Strong on technology, it 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 2017 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 2017 Nissan Maxima has a score of 74, 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 2017 Nissan Maxima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0494% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6365%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0494% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6365% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Nissan Maxima is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Nissan Maxima is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Nissan Maxima offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 6%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8964Hyundai AzeraKia CadenzaNissan MaximaINFINITI Q50Acura TLXVolkswagen CCBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Buick RegalLexus ES-350Toyota AvalonCadillac ATSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Nissan Maxima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2017 Cadillac ATS, the 2017 Toyota Avalon, the 2017 Lexus ES-350, the 2017 Buick Regal, the 2017 Audi A4, and the 2017 BMW 3 Series. It is about as safe as the 2017 Kia Cadenza, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Acura TLX, and the 2017 Volkswagen CC.

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