The 2014 Rogue received three stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test. In comparison, the 2013 Rogue received a four-star overall safety rating, including four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The carryover 2014 Nissan Rogue Select received a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, including four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test. All aforementioned ratings refer to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Rogue.
The 2014 Rogue 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 in late March.
“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. “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.
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. Competitors to the Rogue include the 2014 Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan.