Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Pathfinder 2005

XE+ 2.5dCi , 5 door

Test Date: May 2006

Nissan Pathfinder crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
18 (100.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 18 (50.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large SUV category

EuroNCAP allowed Nissan to re-test the car after the curtain airbags did not deploy as intended in the frontal and side tests. Nissan have eliminated the assembly error that lead to the problem and have checked and corrected all production vehicles. Following the modifications the Pathfinder scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests. In the frontal impact there were some structures in the dashboard that presented a potential hazard to the knees and femurs of both fron seat passengers.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
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

Rating applies from VIN VSKJVWR51U0065892