2018 Nissan Altima  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#51 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#112 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Altima
The Altima, part of Nissan's lineup since 1993, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 Nissan Altima 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 2018 Nissan Altima has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Nissan Altima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0514% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.874%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0514% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.874% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Altima is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Nissan Altima is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8464Volkswagen JettaNissan AltimaHyundai SonataVolkswagen PassatMazda 6Toyota CamryHonda AccordFord FusionNissan RogueKia OptimaV. Golf SportWagenChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Nissan Altima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 84. The 2018 Nissan Altima is safer than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and less safe than the 2018 Kia Optima, the 2018 Nissan Rogue, the 2018 Ford Fusion, the 2018 Honda Accord, and the 2018 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2018 Mazda 6.

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