2014 Nissan Rogue Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick + Rating
The 2014 Nissan Rogue has raised its crash scores to become a Top Safety Pick + car for the new model year. The redesigned Rogue SUV scored "Good" in moderate overlap front crashes, side crashes, roof strength tests, and head restraint evaluations from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The vehicle also managed to earn a "Good" rating in the difficult small overlap test, an area in which the Rogue scored "Marginal" last year. This last test simulates what happens when a corner of the car hits a tree, pole, or another object at 40 mph. The rules for earning a Top Safety Pick + award have changed recently. To qualify for the award, vehicles must still earn top marks in all categories except the small overlap test, in which vehicles must score at least "Acceptable." But vehicles now must also offer some type of collision avoidance technology. The Rogue offers an optional forward collision warning system.Only a few compact crossovers have been able to score the top rating from IIHS. The 2014 Mazda CX-5, 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, and 2015 Subaru Forester have all received the honor. The 2014 Nissan Rogue also comes standard with an array of air bags, including dual-stage front air bags, front seat-mounted side impact air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side impact air bags. It also features active engine braking, ride control, child locks, and an anti-theft alarm system. The Rogue starts at $23,350. Sources: IIHS, Nissan
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