Nissan Altima Safety Rating
While driving in Brockton, Randolph, or Stoughton, MA, the 2020 Nissan Altima’s safety features are always looking out for you. With its sturdy build and long list of standard safety systems, it’s no surprise that the Altima has earned excellent safety ratings.
Check out Nissan 24’s review of the 2020 Nissan Altima safety ratings and features to find out more.
Stop Collisions in Their Tracks
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Altima the 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK accolade due to its durability and reliability. This is thanks to this vehicle earning a top score of “Good” in all of its crashworthiness tests, and applies to trims with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Altima a 2020 5-Star Overall Safety Rating for its exceptional performance during their round of crash tests. This car earned a 2020 5-Star Safety Rating in both its Overall Side Crash tests and its Rollover Resistance test, so you can be sure this vehicle will keep you secure.
Aside from its superior structural integrity and inherently safe design, these exceptional scores are due in part to the wide range of standard safety technology, such as Automatic Emergency Braking. Additionally, features such as ProPILOT Assist work to make your driving experience smoother and more reliable.
The 2020 Altima provides an impressive suite of standard safety features, including:
- Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- RearView Monitor
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
- Intelligent Trace Control
- Hill start assist
- Intelligent Driver Alertness
Whether you’re maneuvering through bumper-to-bumper traffic, cruising on the highway, or navigating slippery roads, the Altima’s standard equipment can help you drive confidently.
Always Planning Ahead
With Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, your awareness of the cars in front of you will be further elevated. Using sensors, this system monitors the cars ahead of you, as well as the Altima’s speed and distance. If it detects sudden deceleration from the cars in front, it warns you to slow down.
To help keep you in the center of your lane, there’s also Intelligent Lane Intervention. By keeping track of the position of your Nissan Altima, it’ll sense if you are straying out of the marked lane and can even gently apply the brakes.
You Always Have Backup with the Altima
The Nissan Altima’s RearView Monitor improves your visibility while backing up. When you switch into reverse, a screen in the Altima’s console displays an image of the area behind you, along with guidelines outlining your intended path. With this feature, you can see potential obstacles more clearly and spot nearby vehicles as you’re backing out.
Along with this useful camera, the Altima also provides Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a system that further helps you safely reverse from a tight parking spot. By monitoring the rear of the Altima, it’ll alert you to any cars creeping up from either side.
An Extra Set of Eyes
You’ll be further protected due to Blind Spot Warning, a system that keeps an extra set of eyes on your blind spot area. If it senses a vehicle approaching you in your blind spot, it’ll alert you to its presence, ensuring you can safely switch lanes.
This cutting-edge system also sounds a warning chime and flashes an indicator light if you put your turn signal on while a car is in your blind spot. With Blind Spot Warning, you can avoid potential collisions while switching lanes.
Enhanced Handling Capabilities
Having excellent traction is the first step to safe driving and the Nissan Altima is designed to make sure you have smooth handling you can count on. With this new sedan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), this car is able to provide light brake pressure when the vehicle detects slippage in the wheels.
If you’re driving through traffic in a hilly area, you’ll love the peace of mind offered by the Hill start assist feature. If you hold the brakes on an incline and then release them, your vehicle will keep your brakes on for a bit longer to let you build up power for moving up the hill.
Finally, in order to give you even more traction when moving through the snow, this car even gives drivers an available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) driveline. With torque going to all four of your wheels, you’ll be able to accelerate on wet surfaces with ease.
Introducing ProPILOT Assist
One of the most exciting features aboard the new Nissan Altima is the ProPILOT Assist system. This technology is designed to automatically regulate your speed, so you maintain a safe distance behind traffic. It also takes this technology just a step further—this feature can also automatically guide your steering along the lane markers.
When ProPILOT Assist is on, your vehicle will take care of all the little details, so you have a much easier driving experience. The result is less driving fatigue over long distances, so you can stay focused while on road trips.
Smart Safety Engineering
A lot of engineering goes into building safer vehicles, that’s why the Nissan Altima is designed to absorb collisions with its Zone Body construction. This unique design allows parts of your vehicle to give way to the force of a collision to divert force away from you and your passengers.
To further keep everyone secure during a collision, this vehicle also includes the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System. This feature provides a full set of air bags throughout the cabin to cushion everyone in the event of a collision. Take a look at some of the air bags you’ll have available to you when you choose the Nissan Altima:
- Seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
- Driver and front-passenger supplemental knee air bags
- Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
Altima Safety – Get Behind the Nissan Safety Shield® 360
The Nissan Altima sedan has an impressive lineup of safety features to keep drivers in Stoughton, Randolph, and Brockton, Massachusetts, alert and aware of their surroundings. If you’re interested in finding out more about the Altima safety ratings and features, check out our current inventory of 2020 Altima models or contact our Nissan dealership!