2012 Nissan Rogue Safety

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The Nissan Rogue performs well in crash tests at the federal and industry level, though it falls just shy of top honors.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Rogue a grade of "good" for nearly all its critical tests. However, in the insurance-industry group's roof-crush test, the Rogue receives an "acceptable" rating--and that's enough to keep it from earning a Top Safety Pick designation.

Crash-test results are good, but not great, in the 2012 Rogue.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards the Rogue an overall rating of four stars, with a five-star result for side-impact protection.

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

You may want to pay for the available rearview monitor, or opt for the Special Edition, which includes it for free. The Rogue's rearward visibility can be a bit challenging, given its sharply styled windows and chunky rear pillar.

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