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2016 Nissan Rogue

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2016 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Not tested

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Rogue S 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Rogue was redesigned for the 2014 model year. The redesigned Rogue shares no ratings with the previous design, built since the 2008 model year and given a new name for 2014-15, the Rogue Select.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1407
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 10
Footrest (cm) 3
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm) 15
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Upper dash (cm) 8
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1407
Head
HIC-15 185
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.46
Right 0.37
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 0.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 28
Right 26

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Rogue S 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Rogue was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Two moderate overlap frontal tests of the Rogue were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

The redesigned Rogue shares no ratings with the previous design, built since the 2008 model year and given a new name for 2014-15, the Rogue Select.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (Institute test car shown).

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from hitting hard structures during rebound by the side curtain airbag.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal in both tests, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1316 CEF1402
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11 4
Left (cm) 12 8
Center (cm) 11 8
Right (cm) 8 6
Brake pedal (cm) 5 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6 3
Right (cm) 4 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1 1
Rearward (cm) -2 -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1316 CEF1402
Head
HIC-15 282 353
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22 33
Maximum Nij 0.25 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 37 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.7 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41 0.38
Maximum tibia index - right 0.66 0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0 1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 133 95
Right 99 108

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Rogue SV 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Rogue was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification.

The redesigned Rogue shares no ratings with the previous design, built since the 2008 model year and given a new name for 2014-15, the Rogue Select.

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle:2014 Nissan Rogue SV 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Rogue was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification.

The redesigned Rogue shares no ratings with the previous design, built since the 2008 model year and given a new name for 2014-15, the Rogue Select.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1317
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1317
Head HIC-15 440
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.4
Combined force (kN) 4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 29
A-P moment (Nm) 119

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1317
Head HIC-15 162
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 38
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.22
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.36
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 25
A-P moment (Nm) 25

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Rogue S 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,530 lbs
Peak force 17,189 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.87

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 9
Distance below top of head (mm) 16
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.4
Head contact time (ms) 51
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 333

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Emergency Braking

Package name

  • Optional Premium Package on SL Trim

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SL trim equipped with Premium package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left curve and fair on the sharp left and both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SL trim equipped with Premium package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 109.5 m 24.6 %
Straightaway left edge 58.2 m 24.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.8 m 9.9 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.2 m 6.8 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 52.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 167.2 m
Straightaway left edge 135.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 73.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 77.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 58.6 m

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 73.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 36.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 42.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 38.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 34.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 33.8 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 153.7 m
Straightaway left edge 143.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 61.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 62.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.6 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-18 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim S
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 21
Clearance angle (degrees) 47
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 44
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Roof
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 45
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 23
Clearance angle (degrees) 47
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated