Nissan Quest1996-98 models
results also apply to: 1996-98 Mercury Villager
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 Quest and the Mercury Villager were introduced in the 1993 model year. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with the 1996 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag as the seat tilted forward.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the chest indicate low risk of injuries to the chest 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. 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.
- Post-crash damage shot.
- Intrusion in the driver footwell area during the offset test contributed to poor injury measures for both legs/feet.
- Built-in child restraints (optional)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1996 Nissan Quest XE
- Class: Minivan
- Weight: 3,834 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 112 in.
- Length: 190 in.
- Width: 74 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 17 mpg city | 23 mpg highway