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2008 Nissan Titan

Large pickup
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side without optional side airbags
    P
  • Side with optional side airbags
    M
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
2004 Nissan Titan shown
2004 Nissan Titan shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2010 models, optional in 2004-09 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2010 models, optional on 2004-09 models)
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 2004-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 was introduced in the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that injuries to the head would 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 vehicle2004 Nissan Titan XE (2wd King Cab)
Weight 4,786 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase140 in.
Length224 in.
Width79 in.
Engine5.6 L V8
EPA ratings14 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0412
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)13
Left (cm)14
Center (cm)19
Right (cm)15
Brake pedal (cm)11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)9
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0412
Head
HIC-15428
Peak gs at hard contact72.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)25
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)4
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.53
Maximum tibia index - right0.62
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left108
Right86

Applies to 2004-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
M
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
M
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
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.

Injury measures

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 that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.

Passenger — Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Nissan Titan SE (2wd Crew Cab)
Weight 5,013 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase140 in.
Length225 in.
Width80 in.
Engine5.6 L V8
EPA ratings13 mpg city / 17 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0855CES0902
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.
-5.5-6.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0855
Head HIC-15323
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)47
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)54
Average deflection (mm)39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)9.09
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)2.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.4
Acetabulum force (kN)3.6
Combined force (kN)7.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)66
A-P moment (Nm) 32

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0855
Head HIC-1569
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)25
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)52
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.58
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.90
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.0
Combined force (kN)1.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)78
A-P moment (Nm) 76

Applies to 2004-09 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
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.

Injury measures

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.

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 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 vehicle2009 Nissan Titan SE (2wd Crew Cab)
Weight 5,210 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase140 in.
Length225 in.
Width80 in.
Engine5.6 L V8
EPA ratings13 mpg city / 17 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0855CES0902
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.
-5.5-6.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0902
Head HIC-15274
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)53
Average deflection (mm)40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)7.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.61
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.7
Acetabulum force (kN)3.6
Combined force (kN)6.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)79
A-P moment (Nm) -24

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0902
Head HIC-1547
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)19
Lateral force (kN)1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)47
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.00
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)0.9
Combined force (kN)0.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)71
A-P moment (Nm) 82

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 2005-09 models

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

Seat type

All seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)75
Distance below top of head (mm)38
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)9.8
Head contact time (ms)68
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)189
Max neck tension (N)670

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