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


 
  • Childre Nissan Journal
  • Sep 23rd 2018 - 27 days ago
  • Warner Robins, GA
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Compared To Lexus ES Series 2017



Both the Altima Sedan and the ES Series 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, 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 Lexus ES Series:

 

Altima Sedan

ES Series

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

39%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

388 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

446/567 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

172

304

Neck Stress

113 lbs.

132 lbs.

Neck Compression

62 lbs.

147 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

537/329 lbs.

520/514 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 Lexus ES Series:

 

Altima Sedan

ES Series

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

197

210

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

44 G’s

Hip Force

711 lbs.

879 lbs.

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




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, 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.




Compared To Chevrolet Malibu Limited 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 Malibu Limited 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 Malibu Limited 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 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 Malibu Limited doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Malibu Limited 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, 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 Chevrolet Malibu Limited:

 

Altima Sedan

Malibu Limited

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

29%

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

196/304 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

172

315

Neck Injury Risk

35%

42%

Neck Stress

113 lbs.

135 lbs.

Neck Compression

62 lbs.

62 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 Chevrolet Malibu Limited:

 

Altima Sedan

Malibu Limited

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

677 lbs.

852 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

197

408

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

44 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 Malibu Limited was last qualified as only a “Top Pick” in 2016.




Compared To Acura ILX 2017



Both the Altima Sedan and the ILX 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, 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 Acura ILX:

 

Altima Sedan

ILX

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

26%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

257 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

57/324 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

172

211

Neck Injury Risk

35%

40%

Neck Stress

113 lbs.

166 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

537/329 lbs.

768/623 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 Acura ILX:

 

Altima Sedan

ILX

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

233

324

Spine Acceleration

58 G’s

64 G’s

Hip Force

677 lbs.

699 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

197

299

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

56 G’s

Hip Force

711 lbs.

945 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 ILX is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.




Compared To Honda Civic 2017



To help make backing safer, the Altima Sedan SV/SL’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Civic doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

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

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 Honda Civic:

 

Altima Sedan

Civic

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

20%

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

192/350 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 Honda Civic:

 

Altima Sedan

Civic

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

233

404

Spine Acceleration

58 G’s

68 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

197

260

Hip Force

711 lbs.

727 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 Civic is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.




Compared To Acura TLX 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 TLX doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Altima Sedan and the TLX 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, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the TLX:

 

Altima Sedan

TLX

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

98

250

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

23 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

.4/0 kN

1.6/2.1 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

0%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

MARGINAL

Tibia index R/L

.64/.43

1.15/.91

Tibia forces R/L

2.7/0 kN

4.4/5 kN

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 Acura TLX:

 

Altima Sedan

TLX

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

197

249

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 TLX was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.




Compared To Toyota Camry Hybrid 2017



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 Camry Hybrid scores only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

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 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a metal gas tank.

Both the Altima Sedan and the Camry Hybrid 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, 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 Toyota Camry Hybrid:

 

Altima Sedan

Camry Hybrid

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

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




Compared To Volvo S60 2017



Both the Altima Sedan and the S60 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, 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 Volvo S60:

 

Altima Sedan

S60

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

24%

Neck Stress

216 lbs.

268 lbs.

Neck Compression

59 lbs.

61 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

32/46 lbs.

134/177 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, results indicate that the Nissan Altima Sedan is safer than the Volvo S60:

 

Altima Sedan

S60

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

233

410

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