2021 Nissan Maxima  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#22 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#65 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima, part of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Nissan Maxima provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. The Maxima has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Nissan Maxima has a score of 83, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Nissan Maxima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0385% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4015%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0385% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4015% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Nissan Maxima is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Nissan Maxima is 24% less 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. Active safety systems that are standard on the Nissan Maxima include: 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. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9273Lexus ES-350Toyota AvalonKia StingerINFINITI Q50Dodge ChargerChrysler 300Lexus RCAcura TLXCadillac XT5Hyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Nissan MaximaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Nissan Maxima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 92. The 2021 Nissan Maxima is safer than the 2021 Lexus ES-350, the 2021 Toyota Avalon, and the 2021 Kia Stinger and less safe than the 2021 Acura TLX and the 2021 Lexus RC. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chrysler 300.

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