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2006 Nissan Quest

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side with additional optional side airbags
    G
  • Side without additional optional side airbags
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats (standard) and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 models, optional in 2004-07 models)
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes
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 2004-09 models

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

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs 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.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. There was too much upward steering wheel movement. During rebound, the deployed driver side curtain airbag kept the dummy's head away from the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Nissan Quest 3.5S passenger van
Weight 4,233 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
Wheelbase124 in.
Length204 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)15
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)16
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-3
Right (cm)-4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)11
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15470
Peak gs at hard contact72
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.6
Femur force - right (kN)1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.40
Maximum tibia index - right0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left68
Right84

Applies to 2006-07 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 Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, changes were made to the side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Quest were conducted, one with an optional side torso airbag for the driver, and one without (side curtain airbags are standard for all three rows of seats). These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Beginning with the 2008 models, the side torso airbags for the driver and front passenger were made standard.

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 dummies in the two tests, taken together, 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 — In both tests, 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 vehicle2006 Nissan Quest 3.5SL van
Weight 4,376 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase124 in.
Length204 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0521CES0522
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.
6.04.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0521
Head HIC-15207
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.18
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.78
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)2.5
Combined force (kN)2.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)69
A-P moment (Nm) -30

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0521CES0522
Head HIC-15200124
Neck
Tension (kN)1.01.0
Compression (kN)0.30.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)2020
Lateral force (kN)1.51.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)3642
Average deflection (mm)1922
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.354.50
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.530.86
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.30.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.23.0
Combined force (kN)3.23.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.91.2
L-M moment (Nm)204166
A-P moment (Nm) -84-83

Applies to 2006-07 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 Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, changes were made to the side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Quest were conducted, one with an optional side torso airbag for the driver, and one without (side curtain airbags are standard for all three rows of seats). These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Beginning with the 2008 models, the side torso airbags for the driver and front passenger were made standard.

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 dummies in the two tests, taken together, 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 — In both tests, 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 vehicle2006 Nissan Quest 3.5SL van
Weight 4,376 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase124 in.
Length204 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0521CES0522
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.
6.04.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0522
Head HIC-15338
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)44
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)43
Average deflection (mm)28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.88
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)62
A-P moment (Nm) -22

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0521CES0522
Head HIC-15200124
Neck
Tension (kN)1.01.0
Compression (kN)0.30.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)2020
Lateral force (kN)1.51.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)3642
Average deflection (mm)1922
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.354.50
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.530.86
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.30.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.23.0
Combined force (kN)3.23.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.91.2
L-M moment (Nm)204166
A-P moment (Nm) -84-83

Applies to 2005-09 models

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

Seat type

All seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm)152
Distance below top of head (mm)70
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

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