2022 Nissan Altima  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#43 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#129 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Altima
The Altima, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup since 1993, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Nissan Altima 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 2022 Nissan Altima 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 2022 Nissan Altima has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Nissan Altima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0447% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1103%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0447% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1103% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Nissan Altima is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Nissan Altima is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Nissan's Safety Shield 360 greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Nissan Altima is Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection. Optional safety features on the 2022 Nissan Altima which we recommend include Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Nissan Altima. 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.

8753Volkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Hyundai SonataNissan SentraMazda 3Toyota CamrySubaru OutbackSubaru LegacyHonda AccordNissan AltimaToyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Nissan Altima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 87. The 2022 Nissan Altima is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 2022 Kia K5. It is about as safe as the 2022 Nissan Sentra, the 2022 Mazda 3, the 2022 Toyota Corolla, the 2022 Honda Accord, and the 2022 Subaru Legacy.

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