2001 Nissan Sentra

small car / 4-door sedan

2001 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan
2000 Nissan Sentra shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

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 2000-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 4-door

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2000 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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 that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar during rebound, producing a high head acceleration.

Smeared pink and blue greasepaint shows where the dummy's right knee and shin hit the ignition key and knee bolster. The key was bent during the impact (inset).

Side

Rating applies to 2000-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4-door without optional side airbags

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2000 model year.

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 damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the window glass and window sill of the rear passenger door and by the pillar behind the door.