2011 Nissan Altima Safety

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The 2011 Nissan Altima has only respectable safety scores in a class of overachievers, which means that there are better choices for those who are especially worried about safety in a mid-size sedan.

The Altima sedan and Coupe models get top 'good' scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in frontal and side impact tests, but earn only 'acceptable' for rear impact and roof strength. And in the new, revised NCAP testing from the federal government and introduced for 2011, the Altima sedan earns four stars overall, including four stars in frontal impact and five stars for side protection.

Front, side, and curtain airbags, along with electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, are now all standard across the line, along with active head restraints that should help reduce the chance of whiplash.

The 2011 Nissan Altima doesn't have class-leading safety ratings, but it does include all the features shoppers expect.

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