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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.



Used Car Safety Report

The Nissan Micra has been awarded a 4 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

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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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score31.11out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.79out of 16
Side impact test15.32out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3

The tested model of Nissan Micra was introduced in Australia in late 2010. This ANCAP rating applies to all 1.2 and 1.5 litre Micras built from July 2011, when several production changes were introduced for Australasia.

The Micra scored 12.79 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well except for pedal movement. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver and passenger and a moderate risk of driver foot injury.

The vehicle scored 15.32 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. The vehicle scored a further two points in the pole test.


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, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat.

Pretensioners 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 (lap) seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.79 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.71 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 1.08 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test, except for pedal movement. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 173mm. The accelerator pedal moved upwards 42mm. The steering wheel hub moved 29mm rearward, 60mm upward and 23mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 43mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable, although there was some concern about twisting of the neck. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. There were no knee hazards and no signs of knee contact for the inboard knee of the driver and passenger.

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* 15.32 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.32 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Side impact and pole tests were conducted by Euro NCAP. Nissan provided information to ANCAP to demonstrate that the Euro NCAP results apply to the Australasian version.

The Micra earned the maximum two points in the pole test.

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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Whiplash Protection Test

The Micra achieved a GOOD whiplash protection rating.

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Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet offered marginal protection in most areas tested. Child head protection was mostly good but adult head protection was mostly poor.


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
5.9 L/100km 138 g/km 8 /10 6.5 /10 4-Star Overall Rating

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