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2005 Nissan Sentra

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2004 Nissan Sentra shown
2004 Nissan Sentra shown
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Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
2
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 2000-06 models

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

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2000 model year.

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 occured when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the right knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 4-door
Weight 2,650 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase100 in.
Length177 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings26 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00016
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)16
Left (cm)20
Center (cm)18
Right (cm)15
Brake pedal (cm)14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)7
Right (cm)5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)-6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00016
Head
HIC-15218
Peak gs at hard contact146
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)39
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.8
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)8
Knee displacement - right (mm)14
Maximum tibia index - left0.55
Maximum tibia index - right0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left79
Right85

Applies to 2000-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
P
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
P
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2000 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries plus a fracture of the pelvis would also be likely.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that head injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the window glass, window sill, and pillar behind the rear passenger door, producing moderately high head injury measures.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4-door
Weight 2,610 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase100 in.
Length178 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0419
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.
-1.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0419
Head HIC-153,200
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Compression (kN)1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)54
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)64
Average deflection (mm)44
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)9.65
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)2.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.3
Acetabulum force (kN)4.5
Combined force (kN)7.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)106
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0419
Head HIC-15697
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)43
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)42
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.23
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)1.8
Combined force (kN)2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.5
L-M moment (Nm)188
A-P moment (Nm) -58

Applies to 2002-06 models

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

Seat type

Base seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeBase seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)72
Distance below top of head (mm)95
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

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