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2013 Infiniti JX

Midsize luxury SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
G

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The 2013 Infiniti JX is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for the 2013 model year, and the Infiniti JX35, a luxury version of the Pathfinder, was introduced in the 2013 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, the JX35 was renamed the QX60.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on two tests conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. The first test was conducted on a 2013 model Pathfinder and the second test on a 2014 model Pathfinder. Ratings apply to both model years, but the vehicle specifications are for the 2014 model.

Injury measures

In each test, measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low in the first test.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled in both tests. During rebound in the first test, the dummy’s head hit the B-pillar. In the second test, the driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed. As the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag and during rebound, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Nissan Pathfinder Premium 4wd
Weight 4,486 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length197 in.
Width77 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1211VTF1314
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)67
Left (cm)1212
Center (cm)99
Right (cm)79
Brake pedal (cm)162
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)32
Right (cm)34
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)00
Rearward (cm)-2-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1211VTF1314
Head
HIC-15293124
Peak gs at hard contact22no contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)33 14
Maximum Nij 0.30 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)41 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.0 0.2
Femur force - right (kN)0.6 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)3 2
Knee displacement - right (mm)3 2
Maximum tibia index - left0.50 0.48
Maximum tibia index - right0.40 0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.51.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.41.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left122104
Right5068

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The 2013 Infiniti JX is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for the 2013 model year, and the Infiniti JX35, a luxury version of the Pathfinder, was introduced in the 2013 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Premium 4wd
Weight 4,450 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length197 in.
Width77 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1217
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-7.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1217
Head HIC-15193
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)31
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)34
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.8
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)137
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1217
Head HIC-1545
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)26
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)34
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.37
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)33
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Applies to 2013 models

System details

  • Optional Intelligent Brake Assist
  • Optional Forward Collision Warning

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 1 mph.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 4 mph.
0 points

Tested vehicle

2013 Infiniti JX35 4-door 4wd

How this rating is determined

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