2020 Nissan Maxima  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#34 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#89 of all 2020 vehicles


The Maxima, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Nissan Maxima provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Nissan Maxima is 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 2020 Nissan Maxima has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Nissan Maxima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0418% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7691%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0418% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7691% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Nissan Maxima is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Nissan Maxima is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2020 Nissan Maxima: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Nissan Maxima. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8968Cadillac CT5Lexus ES-350Acura TLXToyota AvalonKia StingerNissan MaximaHyundai Genesis G70Lincoln MKZChrysler 300Dodge ChargerDodge ChallengerINFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Nissan Maxima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 89. The 2020 Nissan Maxima is safer than the 2020 Cadillac CT5 and the 2020 Lexus ES-350 and less safe than the 2020 Lincoln MKZ and the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G70. It is about as safe as the 2020 Acura TLX, the 2020 Toyota Avalon, the 2020 Kia Stinger, the 2020 INFINITI Q50, and the 2020 Dodge Challenger.

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