2019 Nissan Altima  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#75 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#157 of all 2019 vehicles

The Altima, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup since 1993, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Nissan Altima packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 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 2019 Nissan Altima has a score of 73, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Nissan Altima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0516% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8891%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0516% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8891% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Nissan Altima is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Nissan Altima is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9358Honda CivicChevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaHyundai SonataVolkswagen PassatBuick RegalSubaru LegacyToyota CamryKia OptimaMazda 6Honda AccordMazda 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Nissan Altima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 93. The 2019 Nissan Altima is safer than the 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and less safe than the 2019 Buick Regal, the 2019 Mazda 3, the 2019 Honda Accord, the 2019 Mazda 6, the 2019 Kia Optima, the 2019 Toyota Camry, and the 2019 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2019 Hyundai Sonata and the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.

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