1996 Mercury Villager



Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1996-98 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Nissan Quest XE passenger van

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag as the seat tilted forward.

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96020
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 16
Left (cm) 27
Center (cm) 32
Right (cm) 24
Brake pedal (cm) 32
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 13
Right (cm) 9
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) 8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 11

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96020
HIC-15 251
Peak gs at hard contact 74
Tension (kN) 2.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.50
Chest maximum compression (mm) 38
Femur force - left (kN) 2.3
Femur force - right (kN) 4.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 1.92
Maximum tibia index - right 1.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 154
Right no data

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

End of main content