Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Almera 1999

1.4 GX , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Jan 1999

Nissan Almera crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 1½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
3 (19.0%)
11 (61.0%)
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14
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 9 (25.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

The Almera suffered a major seat belt failure during the frontal impact when it was first tested a year ago. There was insufficient time available to investigate why this had happened before the deadline for the previous tests, so publication of the car's results were postponed until now. In the meantime, the fault was traced and Nissan identified and recalled affected cars. The results given here are for the updated restraint system. The Almera earned two stars but the second is flagged with a red bar to indicate an unacceptably high risk of driver chest injury in the frontal impact. Its cabin became unstable during the test and exposed the driver to a high risk of severe chest injury. Protection for child passengers in the front and side impacts came in for criticism, too, while pedestrians risked needless injury because of the bumper's and bonnet's leading edges.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Poor
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Weak Driver left femur - Weak
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Weak
Side impact pelvis - Adequate
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

The rating applies to VINs from JN1FAAN15U020001