2020 Nissan Sentra  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#64 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#150 of all 2020 vehicles


The Sentra, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The Sentra has Android Auto, a must for those with an Android Phone. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Nissan Sentra packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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 Sentra 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 2020 Nissan Sentra has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Nissan Sentra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0526% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0024%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0526% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0024% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Nissan Sentra is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Nissan Sentra is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Nissan's Safety Shield 360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2020 Nissan Sentra include the following active safety systems: 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 Sentra. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8550Toyota YarisVolkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia ForteNissan KicksHyundai ElantraSubaru LegacyMazda 3Toyota CorollaNissan SentraHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Nissan Sentra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 85. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is safer than the 2020 Toyota Yaris, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2020 Kia Forte, the 2020 Nissan Kicks, and the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and less safe than the 2020 Toyota Corolla, the 2020 Mazda 3, and the 2020 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2020 Honda Civic.

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