- The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover earned the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an improvement over the 2013 Rogue.
- The 2014 Rogue earned "good" ratings in the latest round of IIHS crash test results released on Thursday.
- The 2014 Rogue has not been rated yet by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To qualify for 2014 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must meet the Top Safety Pick+ criteria, plus earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. The 2014 Rogue earned "good" ratings in the latest round of IIHS crash test results released on Thursday.
"The new Rogue is an improvement over the previous generation, which was rated marginal in the small overlap test and acceptable in the roof strength evaluation," said the IIHS in a statement on Thursday. "The new Rogue offers an optional forward collision warning system, a first for the model."
The IIHS small overlap front crash test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
The top-of-the-line 2014 Rogue SL equipped with the forward collision warning system starts at $30,920. The price includes an $860 destination charge and the $1,990 Premium package, which includes the forward collision warning system. It is this version of the crossover that earned the highest safety rating from the IIHS.
Consumers should be aware that Nissan currently sells two versions of the 2014 Rogue. They are the redesigned Rogue and the Rogue Select, an entry-level carryover vehicle from the previous model year.
The 2014 Rogue Select — or old model — earned a four-star overall rating from NHTSA. The Rogue Select received four stars in the front and rollover crash tests and five stars in the side crash test.
The redesigned 2014 Rogue has not been rated yet by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Standard safety features on the 2014 Rogue include six airbags, traction control and stability control. Optional safety features include blind spot warning, lane departure warning and forward collision warning systems.
Edmunds says: Consumers need to pay attention to which 2014 Rogue they are buying and what kinds of optional safety equipment it includes because the various safety ratings may differ with each version.