Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Note 2013

1.2 'Acenta' , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2013

Nissan Note crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 86%
Child Occupant 82%
Pedestrian 58%
Safety Assist 70%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
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 - Good
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 - 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

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. However, the steering column and lock, and the centre console were thought to present a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions. In both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, the Note provided good protection of all body regions except the chest, protection of which was adequate. The front seats and head restraints provided marginal protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front 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 about the status of the airbag is not clear and the system was not rewarded. The risks of using a rearward-facing seat in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated in the car. All of the child restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs. However, the protection provided by the front edge of the bonnet was poor in all areas tested. The bonnet surface generally showed good or adequate protection over most of its surface, with poor results recorded along the base of windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The Note has electronic stability control as standard equipment, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is provided only for the front. A driver-set speed limitation device is also available and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of that type.

Applies to all Notes of the specification tested