2011 Nissan Rogue Safety

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While the 2011 Nissan Rogue has all the safety equipment that shoppers expect in a compact, small-family-oriented crossover, the Rogue's safety ratings haven't quite been at the top of the class.

The Rogue performs quite well in testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including top 'good' results in frontal, side, and rear impact—although it does score just 'acceptable' on the roof strength test, which is critical for rollover protection. Under the previous federal tests, which resulted in few three-star ratings and mostly four- and five-star ratings, the Rogue was rated four stars for frontal impact and five stars for side impact.

That said, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, and side and side-curtain airbags are all on the standard-features list.

The 2011 Nissan Rogue includes all the right safety features, but crash-test results haven't been perfect enough for those most concerned with safety.

And you might want to spring for the available rearview monitor; rearward visibility can be a bit challenging, given the Rogue's aggressively upward-swooping windowline and chunky rear pillar.

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