Safety

The 2007 Nissan Altima received a Good rating — the highest possible — in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset crash test. As of publication, IIHS hasn't subjected the Altima to its side-impact crash test.

All Altimas have standard side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and active head restraints for the front seats. Antilock brakes are not offered on the base 2.5 model but are optional on the 2.5 S and standard on V-6-powered Altimas. Nissan's electronic stability system is optional for V-6 Altimas.

The Altima is one of few family-oriented midsize sedans that can have an optional rearview camera. Part of the Technology Package that includes a navigation system with a 6.5-inch screen and XM satellite radio, the navigation screen displays the camera's image when the car is in Reverse.

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    Front-seat Active Head Restraints
    The Active Head Restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occupant’s ...

    MODE select switch (models with Navigation System)
    Push the MODE select switch to change the mode in the following sequence. AM/FM* → XM** → CD*** → USB/AUX*** → AM/FM* * When using the MODE switch, the audio mode switche ...

    Air bags, seat belts and child restraints
    1. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-26) 2. Rear seat belts (P. 1-13) 3. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-41) 4. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1 ...