2000 Mercury Villager

minivan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1999-2002 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Nissan Quest GXE passenger van

The Nissan Quest and the Mercury Villager were re-engineered for the 1999 model year to include a fourth door and increase the size of the cargo area.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was far too much rearward and upward movement of the steering wheel, which contributed to the dummy's head bottoming out the airbag and hitting the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the window sill.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates major intrusion into the driver's survival space.

The dummy's head hit the window sill during rebound from the airbag.

Extensive intrusion into the driver footwell contributed to high forces on the dummy's left leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98023
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 31
Left (cm) 40
Center (cm) 40
Right (cm) 32
Brake pedal (cm) 36
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 19
Right (cm) 14
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 22
Rearward (cm) 15
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 19

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98023
Head
HIC-15 442
Peak gs at hard contact 73
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 27
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.9
Femur force - right (kN) 1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 1.63
Maximum tibia index - right 0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 4.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 116
Right 123

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted