2004 Nissan Pathfinder

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NHTSA Side Crash Test

NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
  Nissan Pathfinder 4-Door 4x4
Front Side  10 percent or less chance of serious injury 
Rear Side  10 percent or less chance of serious injury 

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Test

About IIHS
Each vehicle’s frontal offset crashworthiness is based on performance in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test.  Ratings depend on how well the structure/safety cage protects the occupant compartment, the risk of injury measured for an average-sized male, and how well the restraint system controls occupant movement.
Rating Key:
G Good A Acceptable M Marginal P Poor
Injury measures
Vehicle make/model OVERALL Structure/ safety cage Head/ neck Chest Leg/foot left, right Restraints/ dummy kinematics
2004 Nissan PathfinderMPAGGGA
(Tested: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4wd - Mfg. after 10/96)
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IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Video

IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Photos

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test
The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test -- plus the footwell intrusion -- indicate the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test -- plus the footwell intrusion -- indicate the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.
Major intrusion in the driver footwell area trapped the dummy's right foot. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Major intrusion in the driver footwell area trapped the dummy's right foot.
There was too much upward and rearward movement of the steering wheel. – © Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
There was too much upward and rearward movement of the steering wheel.
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