1998 Nissan Quest

minivan

1998 Nissan Quest Minivan
1996 Nissan Quest shown

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 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.