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2017 Nissan Titan

Large pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
  • Driver-side
    M
  • Passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Headlights
M

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2017
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
M
A
2015
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
M
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
M
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
M
P
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
M
P
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
P
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
M
P
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
P
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
P
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
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 Titan (light duty pickup with gasoline engine) was redesigned for the 2017 model year after a one-year absence from the market.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with lower interior intrusion measuring as much as 27 cm at the lower hinge pillar and 21 cm at the parking brake pedal. Upper interior intrusion measured 16-19 cm at the instrument panel and hinge pillar. The steering column was pushed back 9 cm toward the driver dummy.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity and injuries to the left foot and right lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Nissan Titan SV Crew Cab 2wd
Weight 5,466 lbs.
Side airbags Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 140 in.
Length 228 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.6 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1636
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 27
Footrest (cm) 19
Left toepan (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 20
Parking brake (cm) 21
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 19
Upper dash (cm) 17
Lower instrument panel (cm) 16

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1636
Head
HIC-15 40
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 3.5
Right 2.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 8
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 2.13
Right 1.08
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 5.9
Right 0.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 172
Right 102

Applies to 2017 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 Titan (light duty pickup with gasoline engine) was redesigned for the 2017 model year after a one-year absence from the market. Moderate overlap 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. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Nissan Titan S Crew Cab 2wd
Weight 5,521 lbs.
Side airbags Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 140 in.
Length 228 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.6 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1622
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 3
Center (cm) 3
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1622
Head
HIC-15 222
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 28
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.0
Femur force - right (kN) 0.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 10
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.70
Maximum tibia index - right 0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 93

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
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 Titan (light duty pickup with gasoline engine) was redesigned for the 2017 model year after a one-year absence from the market.

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 vehicle 2017 Nissan Titan SV Crew Cab 2wd
Weight 5,415 lbs.
Side airbags Standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 140 in.
Length 228 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.6 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1615
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.
-12.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1615
Head HIC-15 147
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Compression (kN) 1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 49
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 40
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.25
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.73
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 85
A-P moment (Nm) 12

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1615
Head HIC-15 53
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.60
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.66
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 1.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 38
A-P moment (Nm) -34

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 5,460 lbs
Peak force 24,857 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.55
Tested vehicle
2017 Nissan Titan SV 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 2017 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

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 30
Distance below top of head (mm) 18
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.4
Head contact time (ms) 52
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 379

Applies to 2017 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

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • S trim
  • SV trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
M
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Pro 4X trim
  • SL trim
  • Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
M
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on the gradual right and both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • S trim
  • SV trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
M
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 80.9 m None
Straightaway left edge 50.8 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 48.4 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.4 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.5 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 146.6 m
Straightaway left edge 121.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 61.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 49.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.8 m

Trim level(s)
  • Pro 4X trim
  • SL trim
  • Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
M
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 81.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 51.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.7 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.3 m 23.4 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 152.4 m
Straightaway left edge 100.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 62.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.1 m

Applies to 2017 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trim SV
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 74
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 79
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 73
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 70
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
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
5
Daytime running lights (optional)

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