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2012 Nissan Quest

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  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2011 Nissan Quest shown
2011 Nissan Quest shown
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
P
G
G
A
G
2014
P
G
G
A
G
2013
P
G
G
A
G
2012
P
G
G
A
G
2011
P
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 2011-15 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
P
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Structure

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.

Injury measures

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 vehicle2014 Nissan Quest SL
Weight 4,482 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase118 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 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 IDCEN1445
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)59
Footrest (cm)42
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)33
Brake pedal (cm)30
Parking brake (cm)40
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Steering column21
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)48
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)47
Lower instrument panel (cm)41

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1445
Head
HIC-15527
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)22
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm)21
Femur (kN)
Left12.3
Right5.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left28
Right6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left63
Right6
Maximum tibia index
Left2.29
Right0.63
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.8
Right1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left204
Right80

Applies to 2011-15 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 Quest was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Nissan Quest SL
Weight 4,531 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase118 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1016
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)10
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)12
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)8
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1016
Head
HIC-15281
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)31
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.6
Femur force - right (kN)2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.27
Maximum tibia index - right0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left55
Right70

Applies to 2011-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
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 2011 model year. 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 that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

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 vehicle2011 Nissan Quest SL
Weight 4,519 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase118 in.
Length201 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1007
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 IDVTS1007
Head HIC-15171
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)40
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)37
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.6
Combined force (kN)3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)23
A-P moment (Nm) -112

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1007
Head HIC-1538
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)24
Average deflection (mm)15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.03
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.8
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.1
L-M moment (Nm)43
A-P moment (Nm) -52

Applies to 2011-15 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight4,501 lbs
Peak force15,119 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.36
Tested vehicle
2011 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2011-15 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 leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)55
Distance below top of head (mm)32
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)9.5
Head contact time (ms)73
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)26
Max neck tension (N)359

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