The tested model of Nissan Navara D40 was introduced in Australia in 2012. This ANCAP 4-star rating currently only applies to 4 cylinder diesel Dual Cab 4x4 variants with a VIN prefix of VSK built from November 2011 or a VIN prefix of NMT built from December 2011, when safety upgrades were introduced. Dual front airbags, antilock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard on the D40 Dual Cab. Electronic brake distribution (EBD), side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are optional and are recommended by ANCAP but do not change the star rating. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver 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.
4 Stars. The Navara scored 10.50 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver. The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.