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2006 Nissan Sentra

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2004 Nissan Sentra shown
2004 Nissan Sentra shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    P

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
A
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
A
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
A
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 4-door
Weight 2,650 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 100 in.
Length 177 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00016
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 ID CF00016
Head
HIC-15 218
Peak gs at hard contact 146
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 - left 0.55
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 79
Right 85

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 vehicle 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4-door
Weight 2,611 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 100 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0419
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 ID CES0419
Head HIC-15 3,200
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 ID CES0419
Head HIC-15 697
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: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Base seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Base seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 72
Distance below top of head (mm) 95
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
2
Antilock brakes (optional)

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