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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.
driver dash and infotainment system of a 2018 Nissan Sentra

Listing the Standard & Available Features of the 2018 Nissan Sentra

If you’re looking for the best compact sedan out there, then you need look no further than the new Nissan Sentra lineup at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula. Now, there are many reasons why the 2018 Sentra lineup is the best of the best when it comes to compact sedans, but toward the top of that extensive list is the suite of standard and available features that come with a new Nissan Sentra. With that in mind, we decided to list some of the best standard and available features for the 2018 Nissan Sentra lineup.

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What are Some of the Best Standard Features that Come With a 2018 Nissan Sentra at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?

As we mentioned in our introduction, the standard features of the 2018 Nissan Sentra lineup include a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience systems. That list includes automatic emergency braking capabilities, a RearView Monitor, a 5.0-inch color infotainment system, Bluetooth streaming audio capabilities, Siri Eyes-Free compatibility, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, dual zone automatic temperature control technology, Intelligent Cruise Control technology, and, newly standard for the 2018 Sentra SL, a moonroof, a Bose® Premium Audio System, and NissanConnectSM Services Powered by Sirius XM®.

What are Some of the Best Optional Features Available for a 2018 Nissan Sentra at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula?

Available features for the 2018 Nissan Sentra lineup include NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, a 5.8-inch color infotainment system, blind spot warning technology, and rear cross traffic alert capabilities.

For more on the 2018 Nissan Sentra lineup and all of our other new Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs, please get in touch with our staff here at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

driver dash and infotainment system of a 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima Safety and Driver Assistance Features

With the 2019 Nissan Altima lineup set to arrive here at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula sometime this fall, we thought now is as good a time as any to start looking at all of the features and capabilities that make the 2019 Altima lineup the most impressive Altima lineup in quite some time. We’ve already taken an in-depth look at the power ratings and passenger and cargo space measurements of the new Altima lineup here on our blog, so let’s now take a look at everything the 2019 Altima lineup features to keep you safe and secure while out on the road. More specifically, let’s take a closer look at some of the best new safety and driver assistance features of the 2019 Nissan Altima lineup.

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What’s All Featured in the Nissan Intelligent Mobility Suite of Safety and Driver Assistance Systems for the 2019 Nissan Altima Lineup at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?

The new Nissan Altima lineup at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula is one of the safest midsize sedans ever created thanks to its strong body, stiff frame, and the advanced new Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of safety features and driver assistance systems. The Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of safety features and driver assistance systems includes a next generation version of the class-exclusive ProPILOT Assist system, a next generation version of Nissan’s rear automatic braking system, an updated automatic emergency braking system, an upgraded Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system, an optimized Intelligent Driver Alertness system, an Intelligent Around View Monitor, and the all-new Nissan Safety Shield 360 system – which itself features automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection capabilities, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning capabilities, a radar-assisted blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic alerts, and high beam assist capabilities.

For more on the 2019 Nissan Altima lineup or any of our other new Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs, please contact our staff here at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

5 Useful, Fun and Inexpensive Accessories You Need For Your Car

Tired of having your belongings slip between your car’s seats? Unsure what to do if you get a flat tire? Even your dream car can drive you crazy with these little annoyances. Here is a list of tools and accessories to keep in your car at all times to make those little inconveniences disappear for good.

 

  1. Drop Stop

Drop Stop is an Automotive Car Seat Gap Filler that you place and mold around your seat belt holder preventing even the smallest things from falling in between your car’s seats. Your cell phone, wallet and even loose change are safe with these pads around.

 

  1. Fix A Flat

This is most definitely not a permanent solution to a flat tire but having a can of Fix A Flat in your car can get you out of a sticky situation if you blow a tire. It will seal the popped tire in minutes and allow you to get to one of our service departments safely so your car can be properly looked at and repaired.

 

  1. Rain-X

Whether your dealing with rain, frost, ice or even bugs Rain-X has you covered. This spray on solution prevents all types of harsh weather from impeding your vision through your windshield. It makes driving in extreme conditions easier and much more safe.

 

  1. Glove Box Organizer

Its very important to have the right documents and contact information in your glove box in case anything were to happen. With a Glove Box Organizer you are sure to have your registration, insurance info, salesperson business card and more at your fingertips in minutes.

 

  1. Steering Wheel Desk

Does your car ever become a place where you end up working or needing to eat a meal? If so you might want to consider purchasing a Steering Wheel Desk. This one of a kind desk attaches to your steering wheel so, while you’re pulled over, you have a portable work space or personal table. Once your done simply slid it under your seat and your ready to go.

 

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5 Steps To Getting Your Car Ready For Spring

It’s that time of year! Break out the dust pans and broomsticks because spring is in the air and spring cleaning is on the agenda. While you’re preparing for the sunnier season don’t forget to prepare your car for the new weather as well. Here are some tips on how to get your car all ready for spring!

 

Wash Your Car and Get It Detailed

Spring is the ideal time to give your car a thorough cleaning both inside and out. Getting your ride washed, waxed, buffed and polished can really give your car a face lift after dealing with snow, ice, salt and more during those harsh winter months. Don’t just settle for your car looking better, make sure it feels better too. Bring your car back to showroom condition by having the interior vacuumed, shampooed and having the leather and plastic surfaces treated. A detail also gets all of the dirt and crumbs out of those hard to reach places.

 

Touch Up Paint and Small Dents

For minor dings and chips purchase some automotive touch up paint and carefully fill in all the scuffs and scratches. It won’t be a professional job but it will prevent rust from attaching itself to your sheet metal.

If you have some more substantial damage to your vehicle make a visit to your service department or local body shop. Different repairs have different prices but to keep your car in fair cosmetic condition it is worth an occasional visit to a professional. Having a car in good condition makes it easier to sell down the line and if your interested in an upgrade bring it to your dealer service center;  they can give you a trade in quote before you pay to have any work done!

 

Check Your Oil & Tire Pressure

These are routine procedure that every driver should keep up with but when life gets busy they are the last things on your mind. Be sure that you are checking your oil frequently and getting it changed according to your manufacturer standards. Getting your oil changed when needed is a easy and effective way to keeping your car in top performing condition while letting your oil get too low can cause detrimental damage to your vehicle.

Be cautious of wear on your tires after the winter months. The start of spring is the ideal time to make sure your tires are properly inflated, your spare tire included. It is also a fantastic time to have your tires rotated and balanced to make sure you are getting the maximum life span from each tire.

 

Invest in New Floor Mats

Winter is a very harsh time for your floor mats, especially if they are made of typical carpet. Spring is a great time to evaluate your floor mats and see if they need replaced. Some drivers even upgrade their floor mats from carpet to rubber or synthetic materials. These are easier to clean and don’t allow dirt, mud, water and more to get to your cars carpeting.

 

Clean Out Your Glove Compartment 

First off, when cleaning out your glove compartment make sure that all important documents are where they need to be. Know where your insurance information is as well as your vehicle’s registration and owners manual. Clean out all of the unnecessary papers and receipts that accumulate in your glove compartment over time time make sure these documents are easily accessible.

The glove compartment is also a great place to keep contact information from your local dealership and mechanic as well as any service coupons you acquire. It would also be a good idea to keep a tire gauge and pair of work gloves in there in case you need them while on the road.

 

If you follow these five steps you and your ride are ready for spring! Enjoy the sunshine and drive safe.