2022 Nissan Sentra  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#50 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#144 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Sentra
The Sentra, part 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. 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 2022 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 2022 Nissan Sentra has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Nissan Sentra is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Nissan Sentra is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Nissan Sentra: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional 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.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8551Hyundai AccentVolkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Kia ForteToyota CorollaMazda 3Nissan SentraVolkswagen TaosHonda CivicHyundai ElantraSubaru ImprezaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Nissan Sentra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 85. The 2022 Nissan Sentra is safer than the 2022 Hyundai Accent, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2022 Kia K5, the 2022 Kia Forte, the 2022 Subaru Impreza, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2022 Honda Civic. It is about as safe as the 2022 Volkswagen Taos, the 2022 Mazda 3, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla.

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