Redesigned for the 2014 model year, the Nissan Rogue now has a roomy backseat with 37.9 inches of legroom that makes it well-suited to hauling rear-facing child-safety seats or teens and adults. This compact SUV now has an available third row, which is best-suited for kids, but our tester didn’t have that option.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The 2015 Rogue has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outboard seats. The anchors sit in the seat bight, where the back and bottom cushions meet, but they’re easy to access because the cushions move easily out of the way.
- The rear-facing infant and convertible seats installed easily. All that rear legroom paid off because we didn’t need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate these car seats.
- The forward-facing convertible also fit well, as did the high-back booster seat. Flat seat cushions and easy-to-access Latch anchors made it a breeze to install these seats.
What We Don’t
- There are three tether anchors in the Rogue. Two of them are partway down the outboard seatbacks, but the third is in the ceiling of the cargo area. When in use, the strap hinders the driver’s rear visibility.
- The backseat’s seat belt buckles sink into the seat cushion when pushing the latch plate into the buckle. This makes it tough for kids to buckle up independently.