2012 Nissan Quest

minivan

2012 Nissan Quest Minivan
2011 Nissan Quest shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was severely compromised.

Extensive intrusion wedged the dummy into a tight space during the crash, and the steering column moved too far upward.

Severe intrusion of the door hinge pillar, instrument panel, and parking brake contributed to a high risk of injuries to the left thigh, left knee, and left lower leg and foot and a moderate risk to the right thigh. The dummy's left leg was trapped between the seat and instrument panel; the seat had to be removed to free the dummy.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1445
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 59
Footrest (cm) 42
Left toepan (cm) 33
Brake pedal (cm) 30
Parking brake (cm) 40
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 21
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 48
Upper dash (cm) 47
Lower instrument panel (cm) 41

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1445
Head
HIC-15 527
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 12.3
Right 5.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 28
Right 6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 63
Right 6
Maximum tibia index
Left 2.29
Right 0.63
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 204
Right 80

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Nissan Quest SL

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification.

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 VTF1016
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1016
Head
HIC-15 281
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 31
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 70

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Nissan Quest SL with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Quest was redesigned for the 2011 model year. 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 VTS1007
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 VTS1007
Head HIC-15 171
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 37
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 23
A-P moment (Nm) -112

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1007
Head HIC-15 38
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 24
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.03
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 43
A-P moment (Nm) -52

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,501 lbs
Peak force 15,119 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.36

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 32
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.5
Head contact time (ms) 73
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 26
Max neck tension (N) 359

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted