Applies to 2004-09 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The Nissan Titan was introduced in the 2004 model year. Two tests of a 2009 Titan were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. Beginning with 2010 models, the side airbags were made standard.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity, and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible.
Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
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 side curtain airbag did not cover the entire window opening during deployment, and the dummy's head continued to move outward after it was contacted by the side airbag. Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2009 Nissan Titan SE (2wd Crew Cab)|
|Weight|| 5,210 lbs.|
|Side airbags||optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||5.6 L V8|
|EPA ratings||13 mpg city / 17 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||36|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.4|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||53|
|Average deflection (mm)||40|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||7.74|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.61|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.7|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.6|
|Combined force (kN)||6.3|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||19|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.1|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||47|
|Average deflection (mm)||29|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||4.26|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.00|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.2|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||0.9|
|Combined force (kN)||0.9|