2023 Nissan Altima  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#40 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#117 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Altima
The Altima, part of Nissan's lineup since 1993, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Altima packs some oomph. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Nissan Altima has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Nissan Altima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0438% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0016%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0438% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0016% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Nissan Altima is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Nissan Altima is 13% 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. All trims and versions of the 2023 Nissan Altima include the following active safety systems: 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. 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.

9362Volkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Honda CivicHyundai SonataSubaru LegacyMazda CX-50Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueVolkswagen TaosMazda 3Nissan AltimaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Nissan Altima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 93. The 2023 Nissan Altima is safer than the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2023 Kia K5, the 2023 Honda Civic, and the 2023 Hyundai Sonata and less safe than the 2023 Volkswagen Taos, the 2023 Nissan Rogue, the 2023 Toyota RAV4, and the 2023 Mazda CX-50. It is about as safe as the 2023 Subaru Legacy.

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