Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Cube 2010

1.6 'Look', 'Zen' pack , 5 door MPV

Test Date: Mar 2010

Nissan Cube crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 83%
Child Occupant 64%
Pedestrian 56%
Safety Assist 84%

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

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

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. The Cube scored maximum points for its performance in the side barrier test. In the more sever side pole impact, the dummy's ribs deflections indicated marginal protection of the chest but other body regions were well protected. Marginal protection was provided against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficietntly clear.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs but the front edge of the bonnet provided predominantly poor protection. The bonnet offered good protection in most areas where a child's head might strike.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all variants, as is a speed limitation system which actively prevents the car from exceeding a speed pre-set by the driver. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the driver and front passenger seats.

applies to all Cubes of the specification tested