1999 Nissan Quest

minivan

1999 Nissan Quest 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.