How does a 2017 Nissan Altima compare to its competition in Safety Near Macon, GA?


 
  • Childre Nissan Journal
  • Jul 9th 2017 - 11 days ago
  • Macon, GA
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Compared To Ford Taurus 2017



The Altima Sedan has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Taurus doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Altima Sedan SL offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Taurus offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Nissan Altima Sedan SR/SV/SL has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Taurus doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Taurus have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Ford Taurus:

 

Altima Sedan

Taurus

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

31%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

313 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

68/69 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Ford Taurus:

 

Altima Sedan

Taurus

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

233

284

Hip Force

677 lbs.

910 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

HIC

197

376

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

53 G’s

Hip Force

711 lbs.

743 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Altima Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 46 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Taurus has not been fully tested, yet, but doesn’t qualify for 2017 “Top Pick.”




Compared To Audi A3 Sedan 2017



The Altima Sedan has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The A3 Sedan doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Altima Sedan as “Superior.” The A3 Sedan scores only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

Both the Altima Sedan and the A3 Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Audi A3 Sedan:

 

Altima Sedan

A3 Sedan

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

45%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

427 lbs.

Neck Compression

59 lbs.

143 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

461/426 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Audi A3 Sedan:

 

Altima Sedan

A3 Sedan

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

233

277

Hip Force

677 lbs.

777 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

197

333

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

47 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Altima Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 46 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The A3 Sedan was last qualified as only a “Top Pick” in 2016.




Compared To Ford Fusion 2017



The Altima Sedan has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Fusion doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Fusion have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Ford Fusion:

 

Altima Sedan

Fusion

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

28%

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

167/333 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

172

254

Neck Injury Risk

35%

52%

Neck Stress

113 lbs.

197 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Ford Fusion:

 

Altima Sedan

Fusion

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

58 G’s

61 G’s

Hip Force

677 lbs.

790 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

197

268

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

46 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Altima Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 46 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Fusion is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.




Compared To Kia Cadenza 2017



The Altima Sedan has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Cadenza doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Cadenza have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Altima Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 54 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Cadenza has not been tested, yet.




Compared To Infiniti Q50 2017



The Altima Sedan has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Q50 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Q50 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Infiniti Q50:

 

Altima Sedan

Q50

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

24%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

223 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

185/312 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Chest Compression

.6 inches

1 inches

Neck Injury Risk

35%

48%

Neck Stress

113 lbs.

145 lbs.

Neck Compression

62 lbs.

85 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Infiniti Q50:

 

Altima Sedan

Q50

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

19 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Altima Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 46 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Q50 has not been fully tested, yet.




Compared To Hyundai Azera 2016



The Altima Sedan SL offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Azera has a collision warning system without the crash-mitigating brake feature that could reduce stopping distances.

The Altima Sedan 3.5 SL has standard Front and Rear Sonar Sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Azera doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Compared to metal, the Altima Sedan’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Hyundai Azera has a metal gas tank.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Azera have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Altima Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 90 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Azera has not been fully tested, yet, but doesn’t qualify for 2015 or 2016 “Top Pick Plus.”




Compared To Ford Taurus 2016



The Altima Sedan has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Taurus doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Altima Sedan SL offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Taurus offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Nissan Altima Sedan SR/SV/SL has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Taurus doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Altima Sedan 3.5 SL has standard Front and Rear Sonar Sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Taurus doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Taurus have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Ford Taurus:

 

Altima Sedan

Taurus

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

31%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

313 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

68/69 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Ford Taurus:

 

Altima Sedan

Taurus

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

233

284

Hip Force

677 lbs.

910 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

HIC

197

376

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

53 G’s

Hip Force

711 lbs.

743 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Altima Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 90 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Taurus has not been fully tested, yet, but doesn’t qualify for 2015 or 2016 “Top Pick Plus.”




Compared To Mazda 6 2017



The Altima Sedan 3.5 SL has standard Front and Rear Sonar Sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Mazda 6 doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Compared to metal, the Altima Sedan’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Mazda 6 has a metal gas tank.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Mazda 6 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Mazda 6:

 

Altima Sedan

Mazda 6

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

23%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

266 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

43/70 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

172

249

Neck Injury Risk

35%

53%

Neck Stress

113 lbs.

133 lbs.

Neck Compression

62 lbs.

107 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Mazda 6:

 

Altima Sedan

Mazda 6

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

233

356

Spine Acceleration

58 G’s

64 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

197

271

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.