2020 Nissan Versa

small car / 4-door sedan

2020 Nissan Versa 4-door sedan

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 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Nissan Versa S 4-door

The Nissan Versa was redesigned for the 2020 model year. The car is heavier and slightly larger than the earlier design and therefore is now classified as a small car rather than a minicar. Moderate overlap 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 VTF1920
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 4
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1920
Head
HIC-15 486
Peak gs at hard contact 107
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 42
Right 46

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2020 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Nissan Versa SV 4-door

The Nissan Versa was redesigned for the 2020 model year. The car is heavier and slightly larger than the earlier design and therefore is now classified as a small car rather than a minicar. 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 VTS1921
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1921
Head HIC-15 245
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 29
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.64
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.39
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 183
A-P moment (Nm) 100

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1921
Head HIC-15 71
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 17
Lateral force (kN) 0.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.37
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 0.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.9
L-M moment (Nm) 197
A-P moment (Nm) 59

How the side crash test is conducted