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2014 Nissan Titan

Large pickup

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2012 Nissan Titan shown
2012 Nissan Titan shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
A
G
2013
G
A
G
2012
G
A
G
2011
G
M
A
G
2010
G
M
A
G
2009
G
M
P
A
A
2008
G
M
P
A
A
2007
G
M
P
A
A
2006
G
M
P
A
A
2005
G
M
P
A
A
2004
G
M
P
A

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
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 Titan was introduced in the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2013 models, design changes were made to the frontal airbags and seat belts. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. (The vehicle tested by Nissan was designated as a 2012 model but included the airbag and seat belt changes of the 2013 models.) Because the vehicle structure did not change after 2004, structure ratings are based this test as well as an earlier test of a 2004 Titan conducted by the Institute.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the head when the dummy hit the steering wheel through the frontal airbag indicate that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that lower right leg injuries would also be possible.

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 vehicle2012 Nissan Titan S (2wd King Cab)
Weight 4,948 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase140 in.
Length225 in.
Width80 in.
Engine5.6 L V8
EPA ratings13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0412VTF1218
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1312
Left (cm)1414
Center (cm)1920
Right (cm)1515
Brake pedal (cm)1114
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4-3
Right (cm)30
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)96
Rearward (cm)0-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)44

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1218
Head
HIC-15607
Peak gs at hard contact119.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)34
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)42
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.7
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.38
Maximum tibia index - right0.72
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left118
Right107

Applies to 2004-14 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight5,008 lbs
Peak force17,847 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.56
Tested vehicle
Rating applies only to crew cab models, except for 4wd Crew Cab long bed model. Rating of this model is Marginal.
2011 Nissan Titan Crew Cab 2wd
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 2010-14 models

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

Seat type

Power cloth seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)89
Distance below top of head (mm)33
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.3
Head contact time (ms)59
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)36
Max neck tension (N)499

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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