2021 Nissan Sentra  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#45 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#111 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Sentra
The Sentra, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has Android Auto, a must for those with an Android Phone. The Nissan Sentra has some real zest, surpassing typical 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 2021 Nissan Sentra 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 Sentra has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Nissan Sentra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0465% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3077%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0465% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3077% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Nissan Sentra is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Nissan Sentra is 8% 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. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Nissan Sentra: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8453Kia RioVolkswagen JettaKia SeltosChevrolet MalibuKia ForteNissan KicksMazda 3Subaru LegacyToyota CorollaNissan SentraHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Nissan Sentra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 84. The 2021 Nissan Sentra is safer than the 2021 Kia Rio, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2021 Kia Seltos, the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2021 Kia Forte, the 2021 Nissan Kicks, the 2021 Subaru Impreza, and the 2021 Honda Civic. It is about as safe as the 2021 Toyota Corolla, the 2021 Subaru Legacy, and the 2021 Mazda 3.

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