The 2014 Nissan Rogue has been named as a Top Safety Pick Plus vehicle by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The safety rating for the newly redesigned Rogue is the highest one the IIHS gives out. The small crossover SUV scored “Good” on all of the crash tests, plus passed the front crash prevention test, which is used only on vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Warning system. Back in 2013, IIHS made its testing criteria more difficult, meaning fewer vehicles have been able to earn the Top Safety Pick Plus status.
The same side, moderate overlap front, roof strength, and head restraint tests are still used by the safety agency, which all vehicles must achieve a “Good” rating on to be considered for the Top Safety Pick status. The newer and more difficult small overlap frontal test requires a “Good” or “Acceptable” score. For any vehicle to earn the Top Safety Pick Plus status, it must meet the Top Safety Pick test criteria, plus earn at least the “basic” rating for front crash prevention systems. Two other ratings, “advanced” and “superior,” are also awarded for front crash prevention testing.
“Nissan has a long-standing commitment to safety and innovation, and this IIHS rating is a very important milestone for the all-new 2014 Rogue. Rogue is the second best-selling vehicle in Nissan’s lineup, and with its standard and available safety features, we’re bringing a new level of affordable technologies and innovations to a growing segment looking for fresh ideas.” said Fred Diaz, the senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, Parts and Service, U.S.A, for Nissan North America.