2022 Nissan Maxima  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#25 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#91 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Nissan Maxima has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 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 2022 Nissan Maxima has a score of 83, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Nissan Maxima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0386% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.405%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0386% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.405% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Nissan Maxima is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 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.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Side mirror turn signals are standard 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.

9469Volkswagen PassatLexus ES-350Toyota AvalonDodge ChallengerChrysler 300Nissan MaximaHyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60 RechargeAcura TLXCadillac XT5Kia StingerGMC AcadiaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Nissan Maxima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2022 Nissan Maxima is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Passat, the 2022 Lexus ES-350, and the 2022 Toyota Avalon and less safe than the 2022 Acura TLX, the 2022 Volvo S60 Recharge, and the 2022 Hyundai Genesis G70. It is about as safe as the 2022 Chrysler 300 and the 2022 GMC Acadia.

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