How does a 2017 Nissan Sentra compare to its competition in Safety Near Dublin, GA?


 
  • Childre Nissan Journal
  • Apr 8th 2018 - 220 days ago
  • Dublin, GA
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Compared To Mazda 3 2017



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Sentra as “Superior.” The Mazda 3 scores at most only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

Both the Sentra and the Mazda 3 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 blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

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 Sentra is safer than the Mazda 3:

 

Sentra

Mazda 3

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

108

245

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.3 inches

Abdominal Force

184 G’s

276 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

204

245

Spine Acceleration

57 G’s

72 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

202

269

Hip Force

515 lbs.

602 lbs.

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




Compared To Toyota Yaris iA 2017



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Sentra as “Superior.” The Yaris iA scores only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The Sentra (except S)’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Yaris iA doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Sentra (except S)’s optional 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 Yaris iA doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Sentra and the Yaris iA 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 and available rearview cameras.

The Nissan Sentra weighs 432 to 558 pounds more than the Toyota Yaris iA. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.




Compared To Subaru Impreza 2016



The Sentra (except S)’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Impreza doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Sentra (except S)’s optional 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 Impreza doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

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

Both the Sentra and the Impreza 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 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 Sentra is safer than the Subaru Impreza:

 

Sentra

Impreza

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

293

331

Leg Forces (l/r)

195/290 lbs.

284/717 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 Sentra is safer than the Subaru Impreza:

 

Sentra

Impreza

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

108

138

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

204

271

Spine Acceleration

57 G’s

59 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

47 G’s

Hip Force

515 lbs.

1048 lbs.

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




Compared To Volkswagen Jetta 2017



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Sentra as “Superior.” The Jetta scores only 2 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

Both the Sentra and the Jetta 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 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 Sentra is safer than the Volkswagen Jetta:

 

Sentra

Jetta

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Stress

305 lbs.

342 lbs.

Neck Compression

70 lbs.

87 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

195/290 lbs.

734/639 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 Sentra is safer than the Volkswagen Jetta:

 

Sentra

Jetta

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

108

112

Abdominal Force

184 G’s

223 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

204

423

Spine Acceleration

57 G’s

58 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

HIC

202

204

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

515 lbs.

720 lbs.

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




Compared To Ford Focus 2017



The Sentra SR/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 Focus doesn\'t offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

Both the Sentra and the Focus 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 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 Sentra is safer than the Focus Sedan:

 

Sentra

Focus

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

131

133

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

0 cm

7 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

1/.1 kN

3.63/2.27 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

1%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Tibia forces R/L

1.5/.5 kN

2.6/3.7 kN

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 Sentra is safer than the Ford Focus:

 

Sentra

Focus

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

108

125

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

184 G’s

218 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

204

347

Spine Acceleration

57 G’s

60 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

515 lbs.

698 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 Sentra the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 113 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Focus was not even a “Top Pick” for 2016.




Compared To Buick Verano 2017



The Sentra SR/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 Verano offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

Both the Sentra and the Verano 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 blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

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 Sentra is safer than the Buick Verano:

 

Sentra

Verano

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

184 G’s

195 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

204

284

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

202

257

Spine Acceleration

42 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

515 lbs.

733 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 Sentra its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 90 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Verano has not been fully tested, yet, but doesn’t qualify for 2015 or 2016 “Top Pick Plus.”




Compared To Kia Forte Sedan 2017



Both the Sentra and the Forte Sedan 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, 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, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Sentra the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 113 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Forte Sedan has not been fully tested, yet.




Compared To Honda Fit 2017



The Sentra SR/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 Fit doesn\'t offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

To help make backing safer, the Sentra (except S)’s optional 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 Fit doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

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

Both the Sentra and the Fit 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 blind spot warning systems and rearview cameras.

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 Sentra is safer than the Fit:

 

Sentra

Fit

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head injury index

131

651

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

n/a

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

24 cm

25 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

0%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Tibia index R/L

.66/.53

.82/.51

Tibia forces R/L

1.5/.5 kN

2.7/2.1 kN

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 Sentra is safer than the Honda Fit:

 

Sentra

Fit

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

108

206

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

184 G’s

217 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

204

237

Spine Acceleration

57 G’s

81 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

202

305

Hip Force

515 lbs.

638 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 Sentra its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 90 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Fit is not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.