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2014 Nissan Rogue: Car Seat Check

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Redesigned for 2014, the Nissan Rogue has a new look inside and out. It also has more legroom for front and rear passengers. Front-row legroom has grown by a half-inch, and in the backseat, there’s 2.6 inches of additional legroom — helpful for accommodating child safety seats. Nissan also added an optional third row to the 2014 Rogue, but our test car didn’t have it.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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What We Like

  • Both the rear- and forward-facing convertible fit well, though it took some work to connect to the Latch anchors.
  • To fit the rear-facing infant seat in the Rogue, we had to move the front passenger seat
    forward a little bit, but our tester still had plenty of legroom.
  • The high-back booster seat installed easily in the Rogue. The buckles can be pulled out of pockets in the seat cushions, so they’re easy for young kids to grasp.

What We Don’t

  • The Rogue has two sets of lower Latch anchors, which are positioned between the cushions in the outboard seats, but they’re tough to use because the firm seat cushions block access. One of the anchors also is blocked by a seat belt strap, which is one more thing to wrestle with during installation.
  • The outboard seats’ tether anchors are three-quarters of the way down the seatbacks, which is the same level as the removable cargo floor. The middle seat’s tether anchor is positioned in the ceiling — closer to the liftgate. When in use, this will block the driver’s rear visibility.
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Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.

B: Plenty of room. One fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available.

C: Marginal room. Two fit or connection issues. Difficult to access third row when available.

D: Insufficient room. Two or more fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.

We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. To learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks, go here.

Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.

Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

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Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newman is a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years as an automotive journalist at Cars.com. Jennifer leads the Editorial team in its mission of helping car shoppers find the vehicle that best fits their life. A mom of two, she’s graduated from kids in car seats to teens behind the steering wheel. She’s also a certified car-seat technician with more than 12 years of experience, as well as member of the World Car Jury, Automotive Press Association and Midwest Automotive Media Association. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennilnewman/ Instagram: @jennilnewman Email Jennifer Newman

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