How does a 2017 Nissan Frontier compare to its competition in Safety Near Warner Robins, GA?


 
  • Childre Nissan Journal
  • Sep 9th 2018 - 17 days ago
  • Warner Robins, GA
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Compared To Honda Ridgeline 2017



The Frontier has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Ridgeline doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Frontier and the Ridgeline have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rearview cameras.




Compared To Chevrolet Colorado 2017



Both the Frontier and the Colorado have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rearview cameras.




Compared To Toyota Tacoma 2017



Both the Frontier and the Tacoma have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rearview cameras.




Compared To GMC Canyon 2017



Both the Frontier and the Canyon have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rearview cameras.




Compared To Jeep Wrangler 2017



The Frontier has standard head airbag curtains for front and rear seats that act as a forgiving barrier between the driver and outboard passenger\'s upper bodies and the window and pillars. Combined with high-strength steel door beams and lower side airbags this system increases head protection in broadside collisions. Head airbags cost extra in the Wrangler and are only available for the front seats.

The Frontier has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Wrangler doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Frontier (except S/Desert Runner) offers optional Rear Sonar System to help warn drivers about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind their vehicle. The Frontier (except S/Desert Runner) also offers an optional backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Wrangler doesn’t offer any parking assist system.

Both the Frontier and the Wrangler have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

In a 31 MPH side-impact test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashes a 3300 pound sled into the side of new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab is safer than the Wrangler Unlimited without its optional side airbags:

 

Frontier

Wrangler

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

MARGINAL

Structure

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

 

Driver

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

MARGINAL

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Criterion

131

139

Shoulder Movement

35 mm

41 mm

 

Rear Passenger

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

MARGINAL

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the general design of front seat head restraints for their ability to protect front seat occupants from whiplash injuries. The IIHS also performs a dynamic test on those seats with “good” or “acceptable” geometry. In these ratings, the Frontier with standard seats is safer then the Wrangler:

 

Frontier

Wrangler

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Head Restraint Design

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Distance from Back of Head

44 mm

46 mm

Distance Below Top of Head

48 mm

66 mm

Dynamic Test Rating

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Seat Design

Pass

Fail

Neck Force Rating

Medium

Medium

Max Neck Tension

645

947

(Lower numerical results are better in all tests.)