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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score22.18out of 37
Frontal Offset test9.26out of 16
Side impact test12.92out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3


The tested model of Nissan Micra was introduced in Australia during 2007.

The Micra scored 9.26 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well. Protection from serious neck, chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 12.92 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, are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and brake assist are also standard. Side airbags and headprotecting side curtains are available on the City Collection variant. Electronic stability control (ESC) is not available. 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.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A two point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides inferior protection compared with a three point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 9.26 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 2.4 pts
Chest 2.39 pts
Upper Legs 1.81 pts
Lower Legs 2.67 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 81mm. The brake pedal moved downwards 4mm. The steering wheel hub moved 3mm rearward, 57mm downward and 22mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 43mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver's door could be opened with high manual effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver but contact was unstable, with the head rolling off the side and striking the door. Steering column and console components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. A metal bracket near the glove box was a potential source of injury for the passenger's knees.

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

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 12.92 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 0.92 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 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?

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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).

This pedestrian rating is based on a test of a Micra 3-door hatch by Euro NCAP in 2003. The zones where an adult's and child's head might strike have softer areas and two parts of the front bumper are compliant. But the bonnet's leading edge is unforgiving.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.7 L/100km 159 g/km 7.5 Greenhouse Rating 7.5 /10 5 Air Pollution Rating 5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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