New Nissan Qashqai Scores Five-Star ANCAP Safety Rating

New Nissan Qashqai Earns Top Safety Ratings

New Nissan Qashqai Earns Top Safety Ratings

With vehicle safety an increasingly important purchasing decision, consumers will be pleased to know that the new Nissan Qashqai has earned five stars from the Australian crash tester ANCAP, based on tests in 2021 by Euro NCAP. However, this only applies to the Nissan Qashqai petrol variants and not the upcoming petrol-electric Qashqai e-Power.

Nissan Qashqai ANCAP Safety Rating Results Among The Best

The Nissan Qashqai received top marks in each of the four key areas with impressive numbers, particularly in safety assist and occupant protection. Here is a simple breakdown of the Qashqai’s safety ratings:

  • 97% within the Safety Assist category
  • 91% for Adult Occupant Protection
  • 93% for Child Occupant Protection
  • 74% for Vulnerable Road User Protection

The 97% score in Safety Assist is, in fact, the second-highest ever recorded under ANCAP’s latest criteria which means the 2023 Nissan Qashqai is just behind the Tesla Model Y electric SUV with a score of 98%.

While the Qashqai received full marks for occupant status, lane support and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) junction assist systems, it did get some minor penalties in terms of speed assistance and AEB car-to-car systems.

Occupant Safety And Vulnerable User Protection

Another impressive result for the new Nissan Qashqai is achieving 93% for Child Occupant Protection, which is equal to the highest scores recorded by ANCAP, matching the 2023 Ford Ranger and the Ford Everest SUV.

The Qashqai also scored perfectly on the dynamic side and restraint installation tests, with a few small deductions for its front test score and onboard safety features. A 91% score for Adult Occupant Protection in the Nissan Qashqai was courtesy of the side impact, oblique pole and far side impact tests.

In the frontal offset and full-width frontal assessments, the driver’s chest protection received an ‘adequate’ performance score, while in the full-width test, the adult female dummy seated in the second row only had a ‘marginal’ performance for chest protection. The Qashqai also had a minor deduction of 1.54 points due to its “moderate risk to occupants of an oncoming vehicle in the MPDB (frontal offset) test”.

Within the Vulnerable Road User Protection category, the Qashqai’s bonnet provided adequate or good protection to the head of a struck pedestrian but its stiff windscreen pillars resulted in marginal or poor results.

Nissan Qashqai Safety Features

Considering the long list of safety features on the new Nissan Qashqai, it’s no surprise that it scored so well. In terms of the model in South Africa, here are some of the standard safety equipment you can expect:

  • Up to six Airbags
  • ISOFIX and seat belt reminders
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor
  • Moving Object Detection
  • Reverse Camera
  • Intelligent Blind Spot Warning and Intervention
  • Intelligent Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Intelligent Lane Departure Warning incl. Lane Departure Prevention
  • Autonomous Drive Level 1 (ProPilot)
  • Intelligent Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Parking Sensors (Front & Rear)

Carla Hoorweg, ANCAP CEO said: “Nissan is to be congratulated for the Qashqai’s range of active safety systems. The presence and performance of these features demonstrate the significant effort Nissan has made to offer the best safety equipment possible to Nissan Qashqai buyers.”

In closing, Hoorweg continued by stating that these impressive safety performance scores under ANCAP’s most stringent protocols will be welcomed by families and fleet buyers who are looking at their next SUV.

For more information on the new Nissan Qashqai or to book a test drive, visit any of our showrooms in Kuils River, Uitenhage, Stellenbosch or Johannesburg.

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