2008 Nissan Quest

minivan

2008 Nissan Quest Minivan

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 2004-09 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.

Side

Rating applies to 2008-09 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.

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 2005-09 models

Seat type: All seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry