2004 Nissan Altima

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NHTSA Frontal Crash Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Nissan Altima 4-Door
Driver Front  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury 
Passenger Front  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury 

NHTSA Side Crash Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Nissan Altima 4-Door
Front Side  21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injury 
Rear Side  11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injury 

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Test

About IIHS
Each vehicle’s frontal offset crashworthiness is based on performance in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test.  Ratings depend on how well the structure/safety cage protects the occupant compartment, the risk of injury measured for an average-sized male, and how well the restraint system controls occupant movement.
Rating Key:
G Good A Acceptable M Marginal P Poor
Injury measures
Vehicle make/model OVERALL Structure/ safety cage Head/ neck Chest Leg/foot left, right Restraints/ dummy kinematics
2004 Nissan AltimaGGGGAGA
(Tested: 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4-door)
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IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Video

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Photos

Action shot taken during the second of two frontal offset crash tests. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Action shot taken during the second of two frontal offset crash tests.
The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the second crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the second crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.
Dummy movement was well controlled in the second test. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Dummy movement was well controlled in the second test. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint.
Intrusion into the footwell was somewhat greater in the second test (pictured) than in the first test, and the brake pedal moved much farther to the left. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Intrusion into the footwell was somewhat greater in the second test (pictured) than in the first test, and the brake pedal moved much farther to the left.
The crashworthiness data for this vehicle has been obtained from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and is protected by copyrights and other proprietary rights. You may reproduce a copy of the data for personal use only. You may not repost, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, or any other way commercially exploit any of the data without written permission from the Institute.

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