In 2013, IIHS introduced more stringent criteria and requirements for the "Top Safety Pick Plus" designation. The established "Top Safety Pick" award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a "good" or "acceptable" rating in the small overlap frontal test. For a "Top Safety Pick Plus," the vehicle must meet "Top Safety Pick" criteria as well as earn a "basic," "advanced" or "superior" rating for front crash prevention.
"Nissan has a long-standing commitment to safety and innovation, and this IIHS rating is a very important milestone for the all-new 2014 Rogue," said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). "Rogue is the second best-selling vehicle in Nissan's lineup, and with its standard and available safety features, we're bringing a new level of affordable technologies and innovations to a growing segment looking for fresh ideas."