Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Primera 1997

1.6 GX , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Aug 1997

Nissan Primera crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
8 (50.0%)
11 (61.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 10 (28.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

The new Primera, launched in October 1996, earned a three-star front- and side-impact rating. It performed well in the frontal-impact test, although footwell intrusion was extensive and stiff structures in the lower facia area posed a hazard to the driver's knees, thighs and pelvis. The Primera met coming 1998 side-impact legislation for new models. The car tested had a standard driver airbag that worked well. Side impact airbags will be offered as options later this year.

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

Structural modifications introduced from Jan '98. Rating applies to cars built before 31 Dec 97