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NISSAN Pulsar 2004

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
4 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Good



Used Car Safety Report

The Nissan Pulsar has been awarded a 1 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Nissan Pulsar also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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3 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score22.34out of 37
Frontal Offset test7.96out of 16
Side impact test14.38out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

The tested model of Nissan Pulsar, with a 1.8 litre engine, was introduced in 2003.

The NISSAN PULSAR scored 7.96 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well except for the dash structure. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver and foot protection was poor.

The vehicle scored 14.38 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags and ABS brakes are standard equipment. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt.

Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.96 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.45 pts
Upper Legs 2.51 pts
Lower Legs 0 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well except for the dash structure. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 165mm. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 274mm and upwards 83mm, relative to the driver's seat. The dash moved 139mm towards the driver and became partially detached from the driver’s side of the vehicle. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 88mm, upwards 34mm and sideways 38mm, relative to the driver's seat. The front ("A") pillar moved 71mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 70mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash lock manipulation was required to open the driver's door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Centre console components were a potential source of injury for the passenger’s right knee.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.38 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.49 pts
Abdomen 3.97 pts
Pelvis 3.92 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.6 L/100km 182 g/km

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