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2015 Nissan Altima Safety and Awards

Enjoy Safety From All Angles in the 2015 Altima

When looking to purchase a new family sedan, why not purchase one that has won awards for safety and affordability? The 2015 Nissan Altima is not only an IIHS Top Safety Pick, it was also named a Best Sedan under $25,000 by Kelley Blue Book. The Altima was also recognized by Edmunds as a 2015 Most Popular Choice in the midsize car segment.

Because the 2015 Nissan Altima is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, you’ll have the utmost confidence behind the wheel because Nissan is committed to being a leader in the world of automotive safety. This dedication goes into the engineering and design process behind each Nissan on the road. Like every Nissan, the 2015 Altima is equipped with a suite of standard safety, driving, and convenience features to help make every ride better, safer, and more enjoyable. These features are designed to protect, respond, and monitor to avoid collisions.

Protect

Protection starts with the Nissan Advanced Airbag system1. This system includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor. These air bags have an inflation rate that adjusts based on crash severity and seatbelt usage. There are also roof mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags1 to provide head protection during rollover. To keep small children safe, Nissan offers the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) System, which lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints without having to use seat belts or a locking clip. Nissan also offers the  industry first The Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide, which lists child seat that fit the rear seats of Nissan Vehicles, as well as offers tips on correct installation.

Respond

The 2015 Altima has safety features engineered to respond to many different situations. For example, when the Altima detects oversteer or understeer, Vehicle Dynamic Control2 can reduce engine power and apply brake pressure to your wheels. The Traction Control System works with Vehicle Dynamic Control as reduces throttle when it detects front-wheel spin to keep you on your steered path. There’s also the Anti-lock Braking System that pumps the brakes faster than you can, to prevent wheel lockup and maintain steering control when you need to stop in a hurry. Brake Assist3 can also help you come to a stop quicker by applying maximum braking force when you need to hit the brakes hard.

Monitor

The monitoring features in the Nissan Altima give you protection from all angles. This monitoring begins with the available Smart Auto Headlights, which turn on automatically in the dark. They also know to turn on if you drive into a tunnel, but are smart enough to stay off in the shade. There’s also the available RearView Monitor4 to show what’s directly behind you. When this is paired with Moving Object Detection5, you’ll get visual and audible alerts if it detects something moving behind you when geared in reverse. Also available is the Lane Departure Warning6, which lets you know if you unintentionally stray from your lane, and Blind Spot Warning7, which illuminates on your side mirror when a vehicle is present. And to stay aware of your tires, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System uses an icon on your dash to notify you when your tires aren’t properly inflated. When you fill your tires, the Easy-Fill Tire Alert will beep when they’ve received enough air.

With so many safety features, it’s no surprise why the 2015 Nissan Altima is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. To test out this innovative safety technology, visit Windsor Nissan today to take the 2015 Nissan Altima for a test drive.

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1 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system; always wear your seat belt. Even with the occupant-classification sensor, rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. Also, all children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents; see your owner’s manual for more details. Inflated air bags shown for illustration purposes only, actual coverage area may differ. Air bags deflate after deployment.

2 VDC, which should remain on when driving except when freeing the vehicle from mud or snow, cannot prevent accidents due to abrupt steering, carelessness, or dangerous driving techniques. Always drive safely.

3 Brake Assist is only an aid to assist the driver and is not a collision warning or avoidance device. It is the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle at all times.

4 Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.

5 Moving Object Detection cannot completely eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. MOD operates at vehicle speeds below 5 mph. Always check surroundings before moving vehicle. Not a substitute for proper backing procedures. Always turn to check what is behind you before backing up.

6 Lane Departure Warning System operates only when the lane markings are clearly visible. Speed limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details. 

7 The Blind Spot Warning System is not a substitute for proper lane change procedures. The system will not prevent contact with other vehicles or accidents. It may not detect every vehicle or object around you.

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