2006 Nissan Titan

large pickup / Crew cab pickup

2006 Nissan Titan Crew cab pickup
2004 Nissan Titan shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Side with optional side airbags
Side without optional side airbags
Roof strength
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 2004-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Nissan Titan XE King Cab 2WD pickup

The Nissan Titan was introduced in 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

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 well.

The dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and hit the steering wheel underneath. Head acceleration from this hit was high.

Forces on both legs and feet were low, indicating that significant injury was unlikely.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0412
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 13
Left (cm) 14
Center (cm) 19
Right (cm) 15
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0412
Head
HIC-15 428
Peak gs at hard contact 72
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.53
Maximum tibia index - right 0.62
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 108
Right 86

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Nissan Titan SE Crew Cab 4x2 with optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Titan was introduced in the 2004 model year. Two tests of a 2009 Titan were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. Beginning with 2010 models, the side airbags 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
The side curtain airbag did not cover the entire window opening during deployment, and the dummy's head continued to move outward after it was contacted by the side airbag. Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle.

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.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Because the side curtain airbag did not fully cover the window opening, the dummy's head continued to move outward during the crash.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0855 CES0902
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -5.5 -6.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0902
Head HIC-15 274
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 53
Average deflection (mm) 40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.61
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.6
Combined force (kN) 6.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 79
A-P moment (Nm) -24

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0902
Head HIC-15 47
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 19
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 47
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.00
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 0.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 71
A-P moment (Nm) 82

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Nissan Titan SE Crew Cab 4x2 without optional side airbags

The Nissan Titan was introduced in the 2004 model year. Two tests of a 2009 Titan were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. Beginning with 2010 models, the side airbags were made standard.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.

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

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head leaning well outward and approaching the window sill.

Intrusion of the B-pillar and door sill into the occupant compartment is apparent in this view.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0855 CES0902
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -5.5 -6.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0855
Head HIC-15 323
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 47
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 54
Average deflection (mm) 39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 9.09
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 2.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.6
Combined force (kN) 7.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 66
A-P moment (Nm) 32

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0855
Head HIC-15 69
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 52
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.58
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.90
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 78
A-P moment (Nm) 76

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2004-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Nissan Titan Crew Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,008 lbs
Peak force 17,847 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.56

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

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) 75
Distance below top of head (mm) 38
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.8
Head contact time (ms) 68
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 189
Max neck tension (N) 670

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted