2014 Nissan Xterra

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2014 Nissan Xterra 4-door SUV
2007 Nissan Xterra shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

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 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Nissan Xterra S 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Xterra was redesigned for the 2005 model year. Beginning with 2013 models, design changes were made to the frontal airbags and seat belts. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. Because the vehicle structure did not change after 2005, structure ratings are based on this test as well as an earlier test of a 2007 Xterra conducted by the Institute.

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

Side

Rating applies to 2013-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Nissan Xterra S 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Xterra was redesigned for the 2005 model year. Side airbags became standard in 2009 (they were optional in 2005-08 models). Beginning with 2013 models, design changes were made to the side curtain airbags. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification. Because the vehicle structure did not change after 2005, structure ratings are based on this test as well as two earlier tests of 2007 Xterra models conducted by the Institute.

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2005-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Nissan Xterra S 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,322 lbs
Peak force 14,165 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.28

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry