2014 Nissan Pathfinder

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2014 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door SUV
2013 Nissan Pathfinder shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

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 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for the 2013 model year, and the Infiniti JX35, a luxury version of the Pathfinder, was introduced in the 2013 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, the JX35 was renamed the QX60.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on two tests conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. The first test was conducted on a 2013 model Pathfinder and the second test on a 2014 model Pathfinder. Ratings apply to both model years, but the vehicle specifications are for the 2014 model.

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 VTF1211 VTF1314
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6 7
Left (cm) 12 12
Center (cm) 9 9
Right (cm) 7 9
Brake pedal (cm) 16 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3 2
Right (cm) 3 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0 0
Rearward (cm) 2 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1211 VTF1314
Head
HIC-15 293 124
Peak gs at hard contact 22 no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 33 14
Maximum Nij 0.30 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 41 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.0 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.50 0.48
Maximum tibia index - right 0.40 0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.4 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 122 104
Right 50 68

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for the 2013 model year, and the Infiniti JX35, a luxury version of the Pathfinder, was introduced in the 2013 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, the JX35 was renamed the QX60, and both the Pathfinder and QX60 received side curtain airbag and rear door structural modifications to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1309
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -10.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1309
Head HIC-15 278
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.90
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 135
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1309
Head HIC-15 63
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 66
A-P moment (Nm) 48

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 7
Distance below top of head (mm) 10
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.1
Head contact time (ms) 61
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 407

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted