Top Safety Pick

2008 Nissan Rogue

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2008 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

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

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 2008-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Nissan Rogue S 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Rogue was introduced in the 2008 model year. The vehicle was renamed the Rogue Select in the 2014 model year to distinguish it from the redesigned 2014 Rogue. The Rogue Select is less expensive and shares no ratings with 2014 and later models of the Rogue.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The steering column moved 15 cm to the right as well as 15 cm upward, contributing to inadequate protection for the head and allowing little airbag cushioning for the chest. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

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 wasn't maintained well.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a significant risk of injury to the left lower leg and a moderate risk to the left foot.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but then slid off the left side as the steering column moved upward and to the right. The side curtain airbag extended far enough forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2008-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Nissan Rogue S 4-door 4wd

The Nissan Rogue was introduced in the 2008 model year. The vehicle was renamed the Rogue Select in the 2014 model year to distinguish it from the redesigned 2014 Rogue. The Rogue Select is less expensive and shares no ratings with the 2014 Rogue.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset 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 (dummy's head obscured by deployed side curtain airbag).

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag and dislodged headliner during rebound.

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

Side

Rating applies to 2008-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Nissan Rogue S 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Rogue was introduced in the 2008 model year. The vehicle was renamed the Rogue Select in the 2014 model year to distinguish it from the redesigned 2014 Rogue. The Rogue Select is less expensive and shares no ratings with 2014 and later models of the Rogue.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

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

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2008-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Nissan Rogue S 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,430 lbs
Peak force 11,460 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.34

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2008-13 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry