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2012 Nissan Titan

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
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
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 2004-14 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: Ratings for head restraints & seats 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

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