How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Nissan Rogue?

The Nissan Rogue’s blend of practicality and affordability has kept it on many shoppers’ lists when looking for a small family car. For 2019, the Rogue gets even more safety features, furthering its appeal. In terms of car seats, caregivers will have an easy time using the SUV’s Latch anchors, but rear-facing car seats can impact front passenger legroom.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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  • Latch, grade A: The two sets of anchors are exposed for easy connection. The three top tether anchors sit on the seatback; they’re clearly marked.
  • Forward-facing convertible, grade A: The head restraint is small and low-profile, so it didn’t interfere with how the convertible fit on the seat. Finding and connecting to the top tether anchor was easy.
  • Booster, grade A: Again, the small head restraint didn’t interfere with the booster’s fit. The buckles are on short but stable stalks, which should make them easy for kids to grasp and use independently.


  • Infant, grade B: This seat was easy to install, and we moved the front seat up a bit to accommodate it. The 5-foot, 6-inch-tall front passenger had OK legroom, but taller passengers will need more to be comfortable.
  • Rear-facing convertible, grade B: This seat was also easy to install and again, the 5-foot-6-tall front passenger had OK legroom, but taller passengers will need more to be comfortable.

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Grading Scale

Solid indicates an A grade for optimum ease of use and fit. So-So indicates B or C grades for one to two ease-of-use or fit issues. Skip It indicates D or F grades.

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: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available.

C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access third row when available.

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz 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 shorter 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. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.

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.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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News Editor Jennifer Geiger joined the automotive industry in 2003, much to the delight of her Corvette-obsessed dad. Jennifer is an expert reviewer, certified car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats — many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer Geiger

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