2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (2024)

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Nissan Sentra S 4-door

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation

P

Structure and safety cage

P

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Hip/thigh

A

Lower leg/foot

M

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 15 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

M

2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (1)

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (2)

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (3)

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The side curtain airbag did not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar.

2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (4)

Door hinge pillar, driver footwell, and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a significant risk of injury to the left lower leg and a moderate risk to the left thigh and knee.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1315
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)34
Footrest (cm)17
Left toepan (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)17
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)20
Upper dash (cm)22
Lower instrument panel (cm)21

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1315
Head
HIC-15344
Peak gs at hard contactnot meas.
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)14
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Femur (kN)
Left5.7
Right2.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left14
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left5
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.13
Right0.60
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.4
Right2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left73
Right75

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Nissan Sentra SV 4-door

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Leg/foot, left

G

Leg/foot, right

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1210
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1210
Head
HIC-15127
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femurforce - left(kN)0.6
Femurforce - right(kN)1.1
Kneedisplacement - left(mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)10
Maximumtibiaindex - left0.44
Maximumtibiaindex - right0.37
Tibia axialforce - left(kN)1.5
Tibia axialforce - right(kN)1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left73
Right52

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Nissan Sentra FE/SV 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

A

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Torso

G

Pelvis/leg

A

Driver head protection

G

Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck

G

Torso

G

Pelvis/leg

G

Rear passenger head protection

G

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View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (6)

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (7)

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

2014 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan (8)

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1304
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1304
Head HIC-15251
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.98
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.7
Acetabulum force (kN)2.1
Combined force (kN)5.8
Left femur
L-Mforce(kN)1.0
L-Mmoment(Nm)181
A-Pmoment(Nm)43

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1304
Head HIC-15123
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)31
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.69
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.5
Combined force (kN)3.3
Left femur
L-Mforce(kN)1.1
L-Mmoment(Nm)122
A-Pmoment(Nm)30

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Nissan Sentra S 4-door

Overall evaluation

G

Curb weight2,826 lbs
Peak force14,893 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.27

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation

G

Dynamic rating

G

Seat/head restraint geometry

G

Technical measurements for this test

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)18
Distance below top of head (mm)48
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.7
Head contact time (ms)54
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)399


Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

Child seat anchors

Rating applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation

M

Vehicle trimSV
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation

M

Vehicle trimSV
Seat type cloth
GGood
AAcceptable
MMarginal
PPoor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.

thether anchor symbol

Tether anchor

lower anchor symbol

Lower anchors

shared lower achors symbol

Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)17
Clearance angle (degrees)43
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)19
Clearance angle (degrees)53
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)20
Clearance angle (degrees)55
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)22
Clearance angle (degrees)56
Tether anchor
LocationRear deck
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated

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