Nissan Maxima1995-96 models
results also apply to: 1996 Infiniti I30
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Nissan Maxima was redesigned for the 1995 model year and the Infiniti I30 was introduced in the 1996 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The driver seat came loose on its tracks and moved forward 8.5 inches on the right side, where the safety belt is anchored, and 3 inches on the left side. Both legs jammed against the instrument panel. The right knee hit the ignition key, producing a gash in the vinyl "skin" of the dummy at its knee.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the dummy's head that occurred when it hit the steering wheel through the airbag indicate that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be likely.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- Structural performance in the offset test was acceptable, but injury measures taken from the instrumented driver dummy during the crash were poor.
- The dummy's knees jammed against the instrument panel, and there was a gash in the vinyl "skin" at the right knee.
- Antilock brakes (optional on Nissan Maxima, standard on Infiniti I30)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1995 Nissan Maxima GXE 4-door
- Class: Midsize moderately priced car
- Weight: 3,012 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 106 in.
- Length: 188 in.
- Width: 70 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 21 mpg city | 28 mpg highway