2006 Nissan Sentra

small car / 4-door sedan

2006 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan
2004 Nissan Sentra shown

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 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).

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00016
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 16
Left (cm) 20
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 15
Brake pedal (cm) 14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 7
Right (cm) 5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) 6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF00016
Head
HIC-15 218
Peak gs at hard contact 146
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 39
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.8
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 8
Knee displacement - right (mm) 14
Maximum tibia index - left 0.55
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 79
Right 85

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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.

Rating applies to 2000-06 models

Tested vehicle:2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4-door

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2000 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the window glass, window sill, and pillar behind the rear passenger door, producing moderately high head injury measures.

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0419
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -1.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0419
Head HIC-15 3,200
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Compression (kN) 1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 54
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 64
Average deflection (mm) 44
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 9.65
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 2.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 4.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 4.5
Combined force (kN) 7.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 106
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0419
Head HIC-15 697
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.23
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.5
L-M moment (Nm) 188
A-P moment (Nm) -58

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Seat type: Base seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Base seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 72
Distance below top of head (mm) 95
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