Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Navara 2008

2.5 diesel 'Mid'/'Outlaw' , 4 door pick-up

Test Date: Mar 2008

Nissan Navara crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
7 (44.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

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Nissan have modified the Navara to address some of the areas that caused greatest concern when the car was originally tested. The software that controls airbag firing has been revised and, in this test, the airbags deployed as intended. As a result, protection of the head and neck was good for both driver and passenger. However, the passenger compartment was again unstable which, combined with the chest compression measured by the dummy, led to protection of the driver's chest being rated as weak. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. There was extensive deformation of the driver's footwell and the car was penalised because the lower chassis rail punched a hole in the toeboard. Dummy readings indicated weak protection of the driver 's lower legs and rearward movement of the pedals led to protection of the feet and ankles being rated as poor. The Navara scored maximum points in the side impact test. A head-protecting airbag is not standard equipment so a pole test was not performed Nissan have instigated a service campaign to upgrade D40 Navaras (from VIN number VSKCVND40U0016577) with the revised airbag software. Euro NCAP strongly encourages owners to have their vehicles upgraded if invited to do so by Nissan. In the pedestrian tests the part of the bonnet surface most likely to be hit by an adult's head was rated predominantly fair for the protection it offered. All other areas were rated as predominantly poor.

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

applies from VSKCVND40U0276585