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2010 Nissan Versa 4-door sedan

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
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Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional on 2010 models)
3
Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
P
G
G
G
G
2011
G
A
A
G
2010
G
G
A
G
2009
G
G
A
G
2008
G
G
A
G
2007
G
G
A
G

Applies to 2007-11 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 2010 Nissan Versa 4-door sedan is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Nissan Versa was introduced in the 2007 model year. The frontal offset crash test ratings apply to both the hatchback and sedan versions of the car through the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2012 models, the sedan was redesigned but the hatchback was not. Therefore the frontal offset ratings detailed below do not apply to the 2012 model sedan.

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. Forces on the dummy's head when it hit the steering wheel through the airbag indicate that head injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4-door
Weight 2,751 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length169 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0613
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)7
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)12
Brake pedal (cm)12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0613
Head
HIC-15492
Peak gs at hard contact97
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.4
Femur force - right (kN)3.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.30
Maximum tibia index - right0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left70
Right54

Applies to 2007-10 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
A
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 2010 Nissan Versa 4-door sedan is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Nissan Versa was introduced in the 2007 model year, first as a hatchback and then as a sedan. Beginning with 2007 hatchback models manufactured after November 2006, changes were made to the side torso and side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

The tested hatchback was manufactured after the modifications had been made. All 2007-10 Versa sedans have the modified side airbags.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity.

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.

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 vehicle2007 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4-door
Weight 2,718 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length169 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.8 L 4-cylinder (with manual transmission)
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0642
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.
-6.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0642
Head HIC-15445
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)29
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.64
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.5
Acetabulum force (kN)3.5
Combined force (kN)5.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)147
A-P moment (Nm) 54

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0642
Head HIC-15194
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)25
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.38
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)78
A-P moment (Nm) 42

Applies to 2007-11 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight2,552 lbs
Peak force9,414 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.69
Tested vehicle
2011 Nissan Versa 1.6 4-door
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 2007-11 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 seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)60
Distance below top of head (mm)60
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.2
Head contact time (ms)65
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)77
Max neck tension (N)543

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