UPDATE: Nissan has launched a press release on the NHTSA take a look at outcomes. That assertion is included under.
With its crisp go well with of sheet steel and a considerably revamped inside, the new 2021 Nissan Rogue seems to be sharp. It’s ok that we declared that Nissan “seems to be getting a few of its mojo again” final yr. Whilst you would possibly count on the eye the automaker gave to the Rogue’s styling and dynamics would carry over to its crash rankings, you’ll be disheartened to be taught this doesn’t appear to be the case. A minimum of, based on the newest Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration’s (NHTSA) crash rankings first noticed by The Car Connection.
Whereas the Rogue ekes out a “4 Star” total security score, the person entrance crash scores are troubling. The entrance driver will get a 4 Star score, however the entrance passenger solely earns a Two Star score. The general entrance score is simply a Three Star one, too. Since increased Star scores imply the danger of damage is decreased in a crash, these rankings imply the brand new Rogue doesn’t do pretty much as good of a job at defending the passenger—theoretically—as lots of its arch rivals—and in a major means. The 2020 Honda CR-V snagged a 4 Star entrance passenger score, whereas the 2020 Toyota RAV4 acquired an ideal 5 Star score.
In the meantime, the Rogue will get the best scores doable in side-impact testing, and a 4 Star score in rollover testing—a lot nearer to on-par with its competitors.
An enormous caveat: NHTSA’s rating solely applies to autos constructed on the Kyushu Plant in Japan earlier than January 28, 2021. Nissan has launched a press release that autos constructed for the U.S. market on the Smyrna Meeting Plant in Tennessee make the most of up to date entrance passenger restraints that weren’t current on the Kyushu-built automobile examined by NHTSA. We count on to see NHTSA take a look at outcomes for the up to date, U.S.-market autos in Could. Nissan’s assertion is under:
Nissan is dedicated to automobile security and is happy with the 2021 Nissan Rogue’s total 4-star NCAP security score. All 2021 Rogue autos totally adjust to federal security requirements.
Nissan is conscious of the two-star NCAP score for front-passenger security for 2021 Rogue autos assembled at Nissan’s Kyushu, Japan, manufacturing facility previous to Jan. 28, 2021. Nissan utilized an replace to the entrance passenger restraint system on all 2021 Rogue autos assembled at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant, and all autos produced after Jan. 28 on the Kyushu plant. Subsequently the two-star front-passenger security score solely applies to the autos produced on the Kyushu plant previous to Jan. 28.
The front-passenger security techniques within the autos that obtained the replace have but to be examined by NHTSA. An extra take a look at of the 2021 Rogue is scheduled with outcomes anticipated in Could.
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