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How many airbags are in the 2020 Altima?

Airbags in the 2020 Nissan Altima

The 2020 Nissan Altima further refines the fully redesigned 2019 model that brought a big upgrade to the popular line. The sedan continues to be acclaimed for its array of cutting-edge features, excessively comfortable seats, and engine that weds both power and efficiency.

It also continues to keep driver and passenger secure with modern safety features. Though they don’t get the spotlight as often as the latest computerized lifesaving gizmos, airbags remain a central element of the automotive safety experience. How many airbags does the 2020 Nissan Altima have?


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The 2020 Nissan Altima comes with ten standard air bags. Together, they comprise the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System, which includes:

  • Dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors.
  • Driver and front-passenger knee-mounted air bags
  • Front and rear seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor

Altogether, this suite of airbags combines to keep occupants of the 2020 Nissan Altima as cushioned as possible in the event of a collision.

Safety Features of the 2020 Nissan Altima

Other safety features in the 2020 Nissan Altima go by intriguing acronyms like VDC, TCS, and ABS. Read on to find out not only what these acronyms stand for, but what they do.

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC): When oversteer or understeer are detected, the Vehicle Dynamic Control feature makes the smart choice to reduce engine power and apply brake pressure to specific wheels to help the driver deal with it.
  • Traction Control System (TCS): When troublesome wheelspin occurs, the Traction Control System responds instantly by helping to reduce the throttle. This allows the driver to regain available traction and maintain control.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): If the driver needs to slam on the brakes, ABS pumps the brakes rapidly to prevent the wheels from locking. This allows the driver to maintain steering control and better avoid obstacles.
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution: This feature doesn’t get a cool acronym (and for some reason “force” is not capitalized), but we still need to give it credit. This advanced braking system sends extra force to the rear brakes when there’s additional weight in the vehicle.
  • Brake Assist: If a hard-braking situation is detected, Brake Assist helps apply maximum braking force.
  • LATCH System: Nissan wants to keep your kids safe too. The LATCH system allows LATCH-compatible child restraints in the back seat to be secured without the need for seat belts or a locking clip. Check out the Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide for a list of child seats that fit in the rear of Nissan vehicles, along with hot tips on correct installation.

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