The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue has just been named a Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This top rating comes after a revision of the IIHS criteria which now includes collision avoidance technology as a qualification for the TSP+ rating.
To qualify for the standard Top Safety Pick rating, vehicles must score“good” in front, side, roof, and head-restraints tests, and either “acceptable” or “good” in the difficult small-overlap front crash test. (The lowest two ratings are "poor" and "marginal.") The 2014 Rogue meets each of these criteria with its “good” rating in all tests, and the optional forward collision warning means that 2014 Nissan Rogue SL models equipped with the Premium Package qualify for the Top Safety Pick + rating as well. This $1990 package not only includes the requisite forward collision warning system, but also adds lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and moving object detection. However, other trims without those tech features are merely rated Top Safety Pick, without the plus.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue thus joins a select few compact crossovers that have been awarded with the IIHS’ top rating. Three other small SUVs are currently selected as TSP+ models, including the 2014 Mazda CX-5, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2015 Subaru Forester. Of these four SUVs when equipped with their respective forward crash prevention systems, the Subaru is least expensive at $27,240, with the Mazda costing $28,225, the Mitsubishi costing $30,720, and the Nissan Rogue costing $30,920, all including destination.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue starts at $23,350 and comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 170 hp. Trim levels include base S, midlevel SV, and top SL, and all models are available with optional all-wheel drive for an extra $1350.