Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Evalia 2013

1.5dCi full trim , 5-door MPV

Test Date: May 2013

Nissan Evalia crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Adult Occupant 68%
Child Occupant 81%
Pedestrian 67%
Safety Assist 55%

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 - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal 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 - Adequate
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

When the car was inspected after the frontal impact test, it was found that the floor panel had torn away from the base of the A pillar and numerous spot welds had released between the floor and sill. The main body of the sill was found to be bent inwards. The passenger compartment was judged to be unstable and the car was penalised. Similarly, the driver's footwell was found to have ruptured and was unstable and a further penalty was applied. Protection of the driver was predominantly marginal. In the side barrier test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. However, in the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak protection of the chest. The seat and head restraint offered marginal protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, labelling was not clear and the system was not rewarded. The group 2/3 universal restraint failed the installation check in the rear centre seat but, otherwise, all restraint types could be correctly installed in those seating positions designed to take them.

Pedestrian

The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs in most areas tested. The front edge of the bonnet also provided mostly good protection to the pelvis area. The protection provided by the bonnet in those areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head was predominantly adequate or marginal.

Safety assist

The Evalia has electronic stability control as standard equipment and also has a seatbelt reminder for the front seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is available but failed Euro NCAP's requirements as it gives only a visual warning to the driver when the set speed is exceeded.