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1999 Nissan Sentra

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1998 Nissan Sentra shown
1998 Nissan Sentra shown
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Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
G
A
A
A
2011
G
A
A
A
2010
G
G
A
A
2009
G
G
A
G
2008
G
G
A
G
2007
G
G
A
G
2006
A
P
P
2005
A
P
P
2004
A
P
P
2003
A
P
P
2002
A
P
P
2001
A
P
2000
A
P
1999
A
1998
A

Applies to 1998-99 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
M
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 Sentra was redesigned for the 1995 model year and structurally modified beginning with 1998 models to improve occupant protection in offset crashes.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the chest and right leg 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 B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the left knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, then its head went through the open window and hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1998 Nissan Sentra GXE 4-door
Weight 2,500 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase100 in.
Length171 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF97021
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)15
Left (cm)28
Center (cm)26
Right (cm)18
Brake pedal (cm)21
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)8
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF97021
Head
HIC-15280
Peak gs at hard contact85
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)19
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm)38
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.3
Femur force - right (kN)2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)16
Knee displacement - right (mm)7
Maximum tibia index - left1.00
Maximum tibia index - right0.60
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left95
Right111

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