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The 2019 Nissan Leaf prior to crash testing.

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ANCAP 2018 5 star

This ANCAP safety rating applies to Nissan Leaf variants introduced to Australia from July 2019 and New Zealand from August 2019.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 35.36 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 7.18 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 6.64 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Oblique Pole Test 8 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.54 out of 2
    AEB (City) 4 out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 41.89 out of 49
Safety Assist 9.23 out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems 1.63 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 2.50 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 2.50 out of 4
    AEB (Interurban) 2.60 out of 3
Vulnerable Road User Protection 34.22 out of 48
    AEB (Pedestrian) 4.03 out of 6
    AEB (Cyclist) 3.11 out of 6

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 frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User) and a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and blind spot monitoring (BSM) are standard.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.18 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 3.8 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.56 pts

The passenger compartment of the Nissan Leaf remained stable in the frontal offset test. Insufficient inflation of the driver airbag allowed the driver’s head to ‘bottom out’ and contact the steering wheel through the airbag and the driver’s head score was penalised. Protection of the driver’s head, chest and lower legs was ADEQUATE. Protection of the front passenger dummy was GOOD for all critical body regions.

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* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In both the side impact and the oblique pole tests, protection of all critical body areas for the driver was GOOD and the Nissan Leaf scored maximum points in these tests.

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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Full Width Frontal Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 0 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.57 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection of the driver dummy was GOOD for all body regions except the pelvis, which was rated POOR. Dummy readings indicated that the driver’s pelvis slipped beneath the lap section of the seatbelt and the dummy was not properly restrained during the crash. Protection of the chest of the rear passenger was rated MARGINAL, with GOOD protection offered to all other critical body regions.

What is full width frontal 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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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts
What is pole 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

Rear: 0.31 points

Front: 1.22 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

In the frontal offset test, dummy readings indicated WEAK protection for the neck of the 10 year dummy. Protection was GOOD for all other critical body regions of both dummies. In the side impact test, protection of both dummies was GOOD and maximum points were scored. The Nissan Leaf is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages on the rear outboard seats and top tether anchorages for all rear seating positions. Installation of typical child restraints available in Australia and New Zealand showed that most child restraints could be accommodated in most rear seating positions, however the Type A capsule could not be correctly installed in the rear outboard seating positions.

Pedestrian Summary

The bonnet of the Nissan Leaf provided predominantly ADEQUATE protection to the head of a struck pedestrian over most of its surface, with some POOR results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper provided GOOD protection to pedestrians’ legs and protection of the pelvis was also GOOD. The autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system is capable of detecting and reacting to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. The AEB system showed ADEQUATE performance in tests of its effectiveness in pedestrian test scenarios, with GOOD performance recorded in most daylight scenarios and some MARGINAL and WEAK performance in night-time scenarios. In cyclist test scenarios, the AEB system offered ADEQUATE performance.


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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