Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan X-Trail 2014

1.6 diesel Acenta , 5-door SUV

Test Date: Oct 2014

Nissan X-Trail crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 86%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 75%
Safety Assist 75%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

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

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. Nissan showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different size and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the X Trial scored maximum points, with good protection of all body areas. Even in the more severe side pole test, protection of all body regions was good, except that of the chest which was adequate. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated marginal protection. An autonomous emergency braking system is available on the X Trail, which would help to avoid or mitigate rear-end accidents, further reducing the risk of whiplash injury. However, as the system is not standard equipment, it was not included in the assessment.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the restraints for which the X Trail is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.


The X Trail scored maximum points for the protection its bumper offered to pedestrians' legs, with good results recorded at all test locations. The front edge of the bonnet offered good or adequate protection. The bonnet surface provided protection that was adequate in almost all areas tested with some poor results only on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all X Trails. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the front and second-row rear seats but not for the optional third row seats. A camera-based system recognises speed limit signs and can display the information to the driver who can then choose whether or not to set the speed-limiter accordingly. The system met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of this type and was rewarded. The X Trail has an autonomous emergency braking system as an option. It is expected to be fitted to most cars sold so the system was assessed and rewarded for its performance. A lane departure warning system is also an option which is expected to be on most vehicles and which met Euro NCAP's requirements.

applies to all X-trails of the specification tested