Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Primera 2003

1.8 , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2002

Nissan Primera crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
17 (94.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 9 (25.0%)

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Due to a short term production problem with the side impact restraint system Nissan were allowed to retest the side impact vehicles. The Primera provides protection for its occupants but in the frontal impact allows the driverís head to contact the steering wheel and does not provide a stable contact on the airbags for the driverís and front seat passengerís heads. The side impact head protection curtain airbags are standard and this gives protection to both front and rear seat occupants. Child protection was let down by the rear facing 18 month old not being well protected which is unusual. Pedestrian protection was slightly better then average.

Driver head - Adequate
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 - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Adequate
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, Pole test - Marginal performance
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

rating applies to new Primera