How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Nissan Rogue?

2021 Nissan Rogue

The verdict: The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue leans into family friendliness with its “family hub” design, which Nissan says brings many of the front-seat comforts to the backseat. Nissan clearly had car seats in mind when reworking the Rogue. This compact SUV has an additional lower Latch anchor that makes it easy to install a car seat in the middle seat. 

Does it fit three car seats? No.

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2021 Nissan Rogue. 

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A Grade

  • Latch: The 2021 Rogue has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outboard seats, and it has an additional lower Latch anchor positioned for the middle seat. This allows parents to install a car seat in the middle seat using the Latch system by using the fifth anchor and one of the outboard seat’s anchors. Keep in mind that if you choose to install a car seat in the middle seat with the Latch anchors, you won’t be able to use that shared Latch anchor for another car seat as Latch anchors aren’t designed to support more than one connection. 

The three top tether anchors sit midway down the rear seatbacks. They’re marked with a label. They sit under slits in the seat’s upholstery, however. 

  • Infant seat: The spacious backseat meant that we had plenty of room to accommodate our rear-facing infant seat. Installation with the Chicco KeyFit 30’s rigid Latch connectors was easy. 
  • Rear-facing convertible: This rear-facing car seat doesn’t take up nearly as much space as the infant seat, meaning there were no fit issues for the rear convertible seat. The Graco Contender 65’s hooklike Latch connectors connected quickly to the Latch anchors. 
  • Booster seat: The Rogue’s flat rear seats made it easy to position the high-back booster seat. The seat belt buckles sit up high and are easy to grasp; a cutout in the seat cushion means the buckles didn’t flop over. Kids should be able to buckle up on their own.  

B Grade

  • Forward-facing convertible: The convertible seat installed easily in its forward-facing position, but we downgraded its overall rating because we had to dig around to expose the tether anchor in the seatback’s upholstery.  

C Grade

  • None

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

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

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple 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 Chicco KeyFit 30 infant-safety seat, a Graco Contender 65 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.

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