The 2020 Nissan Maxima is an IIHS 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner. It's outfitted with a wide array of intelligent safety features that will give you more peace of mind during your commutes through St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters, MO.

If you want to see just how safe this sedan can keep you out on the road, our team at St. Charles Nissan has created this guide to the Nissan Maxima safety.

Nissan Maxima Safety Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit organization that rates vehicles on their crashworthiness to help reduce the losses from motor vehicle crashes. The 2020 Nissan Maxima received the highest distinction of 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+.

A vehicle that is named a TOP SAFETY PICK+ must receive the highest rating of "Good" in every crash test. They also need to have Acceptable or Good headlights and crash prevention that is rated at Advanced or Superior.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs similar crash tests to help guide consumers toward a safe vehicle. After their tests, they gave the 2020 Maxima a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. It's the best performance possible.

Maxima Safety Features

The Nissan Maxima comes with Safety Shield® 360. It includes the following features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • High Beam Assist
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning will help give you more peace of mind behind the wheel. This standard technology can monitor two cars in front of you and will alert you when it detects a sudden slow down. If you don't react in time, the Automatic Emergency Braking will jump in and help mitigate the impact or possibly avoid it altogether.

    The standard Blind Spot Warning works with Lane Departure Warning, so you'll have more confidence when merging and changing lanes. When coupled with the available Intelligent Lane Intervention, the Maxima will help keep you centered by gently tapping the brakes if you start to drift from your lane.

    Parking Technology

    The Nissan Maxima safety features inspire confidence out on the road and in a crowded parking lots. The standard RearView Monitor will expand your field of view, so you can keep an eye on what is behind the vehicle. You could also upgrade to the Intelligent Around View® Monitor that will give you a bird's-eye view of your sedan.

    The available Front and Rear Sonar System will give you distance alerts, so you can keep track of how close you are to potential obstacles. It's supported by the standard Rear Automatic Braking that will stop the car if you get too close.

    You will also have the standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert to watch your back. When backing out of a tight spot, it will warn you if a vehicle is approaching from the side. You can safely back out once the coast is clear.

    Test Drive the Nissan Maxima Today!

    Now that you know how safe the Nissan Maxima is, it's time to meet it in person at St. Charles Nissan. Take it to the streets of St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters, Missouri, to see if it's right for you.

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