2017 Nissan Versa Note

minicar / 4-door hatchback


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Nissan Versa Note SV 4-door

The Nissan Versa hatchback was redesigned for the 2014 model year after a one-year absence from the market and renamed the Versa Note. Nissan believes the Versa Note is sufficiently different from the Versa 4-door sedan that the two variants do not share ratings. Beginning with 2016 models, the driver frontal airbag was changed to a simpler design with flexible venting technology.

Two tests of the Versa Note were conducted by Nissan, one of a 2014 model and the other of a 2016 model. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute as part of frontal crash test verification. As expected, the newer airbag did not contribute to any significant changes in test results. Therefore, the ratings are based on both tests, but vehicle specifications listed below are for the 2016 model.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
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 VTF1603 VTF1313
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10 9
Left (cm) 13 13
Center (cm) 13 13
Right (cm) 14 13
Brake pedal (cm) 5 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6 1
Right (cm) 6 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 6 7
Rearward (cm) -2 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1603 VTF1313
HIC-15 355 428
Peak gs at hard contact 93 81
Tension (kN) 1.1 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9 26
Maximum Nij 0.31 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31 34
Femur force - left (kN) 3.7 3.0
Femur force - right (kN) 2.1 2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.62 0.38
Maximum tibia index - right 0.60 0.95
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.7 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 75 82
Right 68 175

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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