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1999 Nissan Quest

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  • Moderate overlap front
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Built-in child restraints (optional on all Quest models and 1999 Villager models)
2
Antilock brakes (standard on Quest models, optional on Villager models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
A
G
2013
G
G
A
G
2012
G
G
A
G
2011
G
G
A
G
2009
G
G
P
2008
G
G
P
2007
G
G
G
P
2006
G
G
G
P
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2002
P
2001
P
2000
P
1999
P
1998
M
1997
M
1996
M

Applies to 1999-2002 models

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

The Nissan Quest and the Mercury Villager were re-engineered for the 1999 model year to include a fourth door and increase the size of the cargo area.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions 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 injuries to the lower left leg would be likely and injuries to the lower right leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the window sill hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was far too much rearward and upward movement of the steering wheel, which contributed to the dummy's head bottoming out the airbag and hitting the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the window sill.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Nissan Quest GXE
Weight 3,982 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase112 in.
Length195 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98023
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)31
Left (cm)40
Center (cm)40
Right (cm)32
Brake pedal (cm)36
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)19
Right (cm)14
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)22
Rearward (cm)-15
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)19

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98023
Head
HIC-15442
Peak gs at hard contact73
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)27
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm)39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left1.63
Maximum tibia index - right0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN)4.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left116
Right123

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