Applies to 2011-16 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2011 model year.
The driver's space was severely compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 59 cm at the lower hinge pillar. The parking brake pedal was pushed back 40 cm toward the driver. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 48 cm at the hinge pillar and 47 cm at the instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 21 cm. The dummy's left lower leg was trapped between the seat and instrument panel and its right foot was trapped between the brake pedal and intruded toepan.
Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left thigh, left knee, and left lower leg and foot would be likely in a crash of this severity. Injuries to the right thigh would be possible.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Major structural intrusion meant that key components of the restraints and dummy kinematics performance could not be assessed. The intruding instrument panel and steering wheel essentially pinned the dummy's head in a narrow space between the seat back and frontal airbag during much of the crash. In addition to moving rearward, the steering column moved upward 14 cm, resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest. The side curtain airbag deployed in time to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2014 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL|
|Weight|| 4,482 lbs.|
|Side airbags||head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||3.5 L V6|
|EPA ratings||19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||59|
|Left toepan (cm)||33|
|Brake pedal (cm)||30|
|Parking brake (cm)||40|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||3|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||48|
|Upper dash (cm)||47|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||41|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact |
|Tension (kN)||1.7 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||22 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.28 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||21 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|