The all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue accomplishes another major feat in its quest to rule the crossover segment in the American market. The car receives its official certification from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a Top Safety Pick Plus vehicle.
The stress here is on that ‘Plus’, as it indicates the car has passed the more stringent criteria and requirements IIHS has put in action since 2013. Being a Top Safety Pick means the vehicles has excelled in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a “good” or “acceptable” rating in the small overlap frontal test. Getting the Plus means the car has also earned “basic,” “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention.
Crash prevention is a specialty of the 2014 Nissan Rogue, as it comes with Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking and Active Ride Control, working in tandem with the car’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system. What’s more, it has the Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD), as well as Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). If you crash this car, it’s your fault, and you fault only!
More conventional safety features of the 2014 Nissan Rogue include: Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; 3-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors; and LATCH System.