2016 Nissan Maxima NHTSA side pole crash test
Overall safety rating: 5(!) stars
New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) side pole test:
A small-sized adult female crash test dummy is placed in the driver’s seat and is secured with a seat belt. The test vehicle, angled at 75 degrees, is then pulled sideways at 20 mph (32km/h) into a 25-cm diameter pole at the driver’s seating location. This test mimics a side impact crash involving a narrow, fixed object like a utility pole or tree. One star is the lowest rating; five stars is the highest. More stars equal safer cars.
Frontal crash rating: 5(!) stars (driver: 5(!), passenger: 5)
Side crash rating: 5 stars (driver: 5, passenger: 5)
Side pole crash rating: 5 stars
Combined side barrier and pole rating: (front seat: 5, rear seat: 5)
Rollover rating: 5 stars
Risk of rollover: 13.5%
(!) After the frontal impact barrier test, 20 oz. of fluid leaked from the fuel system during the static rollover test. A fuel leak can be a fire hazard.