2006 Nissan Maxima

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2006 Nissan Maxima 4-door sedan
2005 Nissan Maxima shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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 2004-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4-door

The Nissan Maxima was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test; the side curtain airbag and side chest airbag on the driver side inflated during the crash.

The energy of the crash was absorbed by the front end of the car, preserving the driver's survival space well.

Both side airbags deployed for the driver dummy. The large curtain airbag kept the dummy's head away from the B-pillar and roof rail.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and forces on the legs and feet were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Maxima was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-06 models

Seat type: Cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Rating applies to 2004-06 models

Seat type: Leather seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry