2006 Nissan Quest

minivan

2006 Nissan Quest Minivan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Side with additional optional side airbags
Side without additional optional side airbags
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 2004-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5S passenger van

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. There was too much upward steering wheel movement. During rebound, the deployed driver side curtain airbag kept the dummy's head away from the B-pillar.

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

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The inflated side curtain airbag kept the dummy's head away from hard structure during rebound.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0317
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 16
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 11
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0317
Head
HIC-15 470
Peak gs at hard contact 72
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.6
Femur force - right (kN) 1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.40
Maximum tibia index - right 0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 84

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2006-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Nissan Quest 3.5SL van with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, changes were made to the side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Quest were conducted, one with an optional side torso airbag for the driver, and one without (side curtain airbags are standard for all three rows of seats). These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Beginning with the 2008 models, the side torso airbags for the driver and front passenger were made standard.

Rating applies to 2006-07 models

Tested vehicle:2006 Nissan Quest 3.5SL van

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, changes were made to the side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Quest were conducted, one with an optional side torso airbag for the driver, and one without (side curtain airbags are standard for all three rows of seats). These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Beginning with the 2008 models, the side torso airbags for the driver and front passenger were made standard.

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

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0521 CES0522
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.0 -4.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0521 CES0522
Head HIC-15 207 338
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3 2.0
Compression (kN) 0.1 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37 44
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39 43
Average deflection (mm) 32 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.18 4.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.78 0.88
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5 2.3
Combined force (kN) 2.9 3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 69 62
A-P moment (Nm) -30 -22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0521 CES0522
Head HIC-15 200 124
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.3 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20 20
Lateral force (kN) 1.5 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36 42
Average deflection (mm) 19 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.35 4.50
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.53 0.86
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2 3.0
Combined force (kN) 3.2 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 204 166
A-P moment (Nm) -84 -83

Rating applies to 2006-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Nissan Quest 3.5S van with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and without optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, changes were made to the side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Quest were conducted, one with an optional side torso airbag for the driver, and one without (side curtain airbags are standard for all three rows of seats). These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Beginning with the 2008 models, the side torso airbags for the driver and front passenger were made standard.

Rating applies to 2006-07 models

Tested vehicle:2006 Nissan Quest 3.5S van

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, changes were made to the side curtain airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Quest were conducted, one with an optional side torso airbag for the driver, and one without (side curtain airbags are standard for all three rows of seats). These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Beginning with the 2008 models, the side torso airbags for the driver and front passenger were made standard.

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

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

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0521 CES0522
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.0 -4.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0521 CES0522
Head HIC-15 207 338
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3 2.0
Compression (kN) 0.1 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37 44
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39 43
Average deflection (mm) 32 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.18 4.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.78 0.88
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5 2.3
Combined force (kN) 2.9 3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 69 62
A-P moment (Nm) -30 -22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0521 CES0522
Head HIC-15 200 124
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.3 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20 20
Lateral force (kN) 1.5 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36 42
Average deflection (mm) 19 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.35 4.50
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.53 0.86
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2 3.0
Combined force (kN) 3.2 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 204 166
A-P moment (Nm) -84 -83

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Seat type: All seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 152
Distance below top of head (mm) 70
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted