Monday, June 24, 2024

2023 Nissan Pathfinder awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder has received a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), coinciding with its arrival in local showrooms.

Applicable to all five variants of the new-generation Pathfinder, Nissan’s large SUV managed to record the equal-highest result for Child Occupant Protection under the latest criteria – matching the Ford Ranger and Everest twins, plus the Nissan Qashqai small SUV.

The Nissan Pathfinder recorded results of 86 per cent in Adult Occupant Protection, 93 per cent in Child Occupant Protection, 78 per cent in Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 85 per cent in Safety Assist technology.

Its Child Occupant Protection score of 93 per cent was achieved due to full marks being awarded in the front and side dynamic tests, while its restraint installation and on-board safety features were penalised 0.20 and three points respectively.

An 86 per cent Adult Occupant Protection result came thanks to perfect scores in the side impact and oblique pole tests, with all other categories coming within 1.5 points of full marks.

ANCAP noted protection of the rear passenger’s neck was rated as adequate, while protection of the chest was rated weak.

The Nissan Pathfinder’s Safety Assist score of 85 per cent was awarded through full marks for its seat belt reminder, driver monitoring, lane support and autonomous emergency braking junction assist systems.

According to ANCAP, the Pathfinder’s speed assistance system did not maintain speed within the required tolerance, resulting in a score of 0.9 out of three points.

A 78 per cent result for Vulnerable Road User Protection was achieved through strong results for lower leg impacts, plus its autonomous emergency braking pedestrian (forward) and cyclist systems.

The Pathfinder lost 6.36 points for head impacts, with ANCAP noting weak and poor results for impacts recorded at the base of the windscreen, on the stiff windscreen pillars and front of the bonnet.

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is on sale now, priced from $54,190 plus on-road costs.

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