2018 Nissan Sentra  RealSafeCars62Safety Rating

#65 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#133 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Sentra
The Sentra, part of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The Sentra has offered Android Auto 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 2018 Nissan Sentra 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 2018 Nissan Sentra has a score of 62, implying a 0.065% chance of driver death (5.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.061%, and the chance of injury falls to 5.5%.

We estimate that the 2018 Nissan Sentra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0649% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.4161%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0649% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.4161% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Sentra is 39% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Nissan Sentra is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Nissan Sentra offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 6%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

7953Hyundai AccentNissan SentraKia ForteVolkswagen JettaHonda CivicHyundai ElantraHyundai Elantra GTVolkswagen BeetleFord FocusToyota CorollaMazda CX-3Mazda 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Nissan Sentra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 79. The 2018 Nissan Sentra is safer than the 2018 Hyundai Accent and less safe than the 2018 Kia Forte, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2018 Honda Civic, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, the 2018 Mazda 3, the 2018 Mazda CX-3, the 2018 Toyota Corolla, the 2018 Ford Focus, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle, and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT.

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