Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Micra 1996

1.0L , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Feb 1997

Nissan Micra crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 1½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder

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Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

The Nissan Micra was awarded two stars for protection in the frontal- and the side-impact tests. However, with just a little improvement in performance, the car would have been moved up into the three-star category. In the frontal-impact crash test, the Micra failed to meet the new criteria for the left knee impact and for protection of the right lower leg. Under side-impact conditions, it failed to meet the abdomen requirements. On the other hand, the car did meet the requirements that relate to the degree of steering wheel displacement. In the frontal-impact crash test, the Nissan Micra's major problems related to intrusion, particularly at knee and footwell level, although the passenger compartment did remain stable. Improvements in safety performance are also needed in the knee-impact area. For the side impact, improved protection is required for the abdomen while care is taken not to transmit too much loading to the chest or pelvis.

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

First phase (1997) test - scores not available