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2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Midsize SUV
2013 Nissan Pathfinder shown
2013 Nissan Pathfinder shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

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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 year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
M
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
M
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
M
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
G
M
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
M
Crash avoidance rating
2002
M
Crash avoidance rating
2001
M
Crash avoidance rating
2000
M
Crash avoidance rating
1999
M
Crash avoidance rating
1998
M
Crash avoidance rating
1997
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2013-15 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 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 vehicle2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Premium 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,450 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)23
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1211VTF1314
Head
HIC-15293124
Peak gs at hard contact22 no 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 2014-15 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 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, and both the Pathfinder and QX60 received side curtain airbag and rear door structural modifications to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. 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 vehicle2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,330 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 IDVTS1309
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.
-10.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1309
Head HIC-15278
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.90
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)135
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1309
Head HIC-1563
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)23
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)23
Average deflection (mm)19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.9
Acetabulum force (kN)0.7
Combined force (kN)1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)66
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)7
Distance below top of head (mm)10
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.1
Head contact time (ms)61
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)407

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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