Nissan Versa hatchback2011-12 models
results also apply to: 2011 Nissan Versa sedan
SIDE IMPACT TEST
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Nissan Versa was introduced in the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2011 models, Nissan made design changes to the side curtain airbags. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification. However, because there were no significant side structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on both Nissan's test and an earlier Institute test of a 2007 model.
Note: The side ratings detailed below apply to both the hatchback and sedan versions of the car in the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2012 models, the sedan was redesigned but the hatchback was not. Therefore these ratings do not apply to the 2012 model sedan.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries plus a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity.
Rear 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.
Rear 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.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Electronic stability control (standard on 2012 models, optional on 2010-11 models)
- Antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4-door
- Class: Small car
- Weight: 2,704 lbs.
- Side airbags: standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 102 in.
- Length: 169 in.
- Width: 67 in.
- Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 28 mpg city | 34 mpg highway