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1998 Nissan Quest

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  • Moderate overlap front
    M
1996 Nissan Quest shown
1996 Nissan Quest shown
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Built-in child restraints (optional)
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Antilock brakes (optional)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
P
Crash avoidance rating
1999
P
Crash avoidance rating
1998
M
Crash avoidance rating
1997
M
Crash avoidance rating
1996
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1996-98 models

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

The Nissan Quest and the Mercury Villager were introduced in the 1993 model year. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with the 1996 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the chest indicate low risk of injuries to the chest in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be likely.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag as the seat tilted forward.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1996 Nissan Quest XE passenger van
Weight 3,834 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase112 in.
Length190 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF96020
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)16
Left (cm)27
Center (cm)32
Right (cm)24
Brake pedal (cm)32
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-13
Right (cm)-9
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)9
Rearward (cm)8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF96020
Head
HIC-15251
Peak gs at hard contact74
Neck
Tension (kN)2.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)14
Maximum Nij 0.50
Chest maximum compression (mm)38
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.3
Femur force - right (kN)4.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left1.92
Maximum tibia index - right1.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left154
Right

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