Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA has a safety review of the 2024 Nissan Sentra, but since there are only improvements for 2024, the results from 2023 can carry over - and possibly even improve somewhat. The IIHS was impressed with the Sentra, giving it a Top Safety Pick award for 2022 when equipped with LED headlights. It lost that qualification with stricter 2023 headlight rules marking all trims' headlights as Poor, while the result for the updated side test was Adequate. The NHTSA gave the 2023 Sentra five out of five stars overall.
There is no doubt you're getting a safe car with these excellent ratings for the Nissan Sentra. But, that's what happens when you make a comprehensive safety system like Nissan's Safety Shield 360 standard across the entire range, and not just on high-end models.
Nissan deserves praise for making its Safety Shield 360 driver-assistance package standard across the whole range. This package includes automatic headlights with auto high beams (LEDs on the SR), automatic front and rear braking with pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning, rear cross-traffic assist, blind-spot monitoring, driver-alertness monitoring, lane tracing, lane-departure assist, and rear parking sensors. An auto-dimming rearview mirror is optional on all trims. Nissan also covers the basics with ABS, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, and traction control. The Sentra has a total of ten airbags, including dual front knee bags. This kind of safety kit is often only optional on cars costing much more than the Sentra.
The 2023 Nissan Sentra received 84 out of a possible 100 points overall in the J.D. Power Survey and 84 for Quality & Reliability. For the 2020 and 2021 Sentras, there was one recall for tie rods that may be bent and that was the last time a Sentra was recalled. The 2022 and 2023 model is recall-free at the time of writing. A new Nissan Sentra includes a basic three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.