2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Long-Term Road Test


2014 Nissan Rogue: Child Safety Seat Install

April 22, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

I'm often shuttling my children (ages three and six) to school and various events. So I was curious to see how easy it would be to install child safety seats into our 2014 Nissan Rogue.

I have two seats currently, a Recaro booster seat and a Britax Marathon reversible seat.

I didn't encounter any issues installing the Marathon seat in its front-facing position. The Rogue's rear head restraints can be easily removed, allowing a tighter fit against the seatback. The seatbacks can be reclined as well. These positive qualities also apply to installing a booster seat.

The Rogue's seat cushions are pretty flat. For installing safety seats, at least, that's a good thing. The LATCH anchors are also easy to locate and use.

2014 Nissan Rogue

In its rear-facing position, the Marathon seat obviously takes up more space. In the photo, the front seats were adjusted for me (I'm 5-feet, 10-inches tall) and the rear seats were slid as far back as they could go. (Note that the safety seat wasn't fully cinched down in the photo; I was just looking to demonstrate fitment.) There wasn't much space left between the safety seat and the passenger-side head restraint. But I think the Rogue has enough rear legroom that adult front passengers shouldn't commonly need to move their seats up.

Overall, the Rogue fared well in this install. Obviously, other child safety seats could be different, and I only checked the outboard positions, and not the center. But if you've got small children and are considering purchasing a Rogue, I suspect you'll be pretty happy with this aspect of Nissan's small crossover.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,533 miles

Comments

  • joner800 joner800 Posts:

    informative article for those with kids and child seats, like me. but whats up with the towl underneath the car seat? thats kind of ghetto-fabulous.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    I think the towel is a nod to the facts that kids are pretty damn messy and that this is NOT his own car, and I think it's pretty responsible and considerate of him.

  • joner800 joner800 Posts:

    fordson: they make protective mats for that, buddy. heres an example of one - http://vw10.drivergear.vw.com/Catalog/Vehicle_Accessories/EOS/Comfort_Protection/000019819. i know all about it because i have a 1.5 year old and a nice car. do you?

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