2024 Nissan Frontier

small pickup / Extended cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Standard system
Advanced

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: original test

Rating applies to 2022-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2022 Nissan Frontier SV King Cab 2wd

The Nissan Frontier was redesigned for the 2022 model year. Moderate overlap front ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2022 Frontier extended cab conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF2303
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 12
Right (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF2303
Head
HIC-15 258
Peak gs at hard contact 71
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.2
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 90
Right 81

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • S trim equipped with Technology package
  • SV trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • S trim equipped with Technology package
  • SV trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2022-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 40.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 42.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 39.9 m 1.3%
150m radius right curve, right edge 39.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 37.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 85.8 m
Straightaway left edge 56.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 41.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 41.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • S trim
  • SV trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • S trim
  • SV trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2022-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 40.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 42.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 39.9 m 1.3%
150m radius right curve, right edge 39.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 37.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 85.8 m
Straightaway left edge 56.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 41.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 41.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2022-24 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. A warning was issued 1.9 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

Ratings are given for 2 different systems available on this vehicle.

System details

  • standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to 2022-24 models of the following trim lines: S trim equipped with Technology package, SV trim equipped with Technology package
Advanced
Advanced

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 19 mph.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 1.6 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 27 mph and a warning was issued 1.6 seconds before impact.

System details

  • standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to 2022-24 models of the following trim lines: S trim, SV trim
Advanced
Advanced

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 19 mph.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 1.6 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 27 mph and a warning was issued 1.6 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated