The 33-mpg-highway 2014 Nissan Rogue has already been rated more fuel efficient than its predecessor by the EPA, but now the compact crossover SUV has also proven to be safer, recently earning a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Introduced in 2013 with strict criteria, the Top Safety Pick+ designation is the highest crash-protection rating given by the IIHS.
To earn a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must first meet the IIHS’ requirements for a base-level Top Safety Pick award, which include top scores of “good” in moderate-overlap frontal, side, roof-strength and head-restraint tests, as well as a “good” or “acceptable” score in a small-overlap frontal test. Then, the model must receive at least a “basic” rating for front crash prevention. The 2014 Nissan Rogue secured that “basic” rating while also achieving a “good” score in every crash test.
“It can be very difficult for an automaker to simultaneously make a vehicle more stylish, more fuel efficient and safer, but Nissan did just that with the Rogue by using more high-tensile-strength steel in the body and covering it with a sleek, aerodynamic exterior design,” said Larry Tentarelli, general manager of AutoFair Nissan of Stratham, a New Hampshire Nissan dealer. “The new Rogue has taken a leap forward in crash protection, but the crossover has also entered completely new territory when it comes to preventing accidents from ever happening in the first place.”
By now, you’ve probably seen Nissan’s full-throttle action commercials for the all-new Rogue. While you may not be able to drive on top of any trains in real life – at least not anytime soon – you do have the opportunity to participate in a virtual adventure that could win you a real-life 2014 Nissan Rogue!
If you take part in Nissan’s “Open the Briefcase” sweepstakes between now and February 13, you have the chance to win one of three all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue, which Nissan will be giving away during the contest.
Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
- Visit the contest’s Facebook page, watch the video, and complete and submit the registration form that follows. You can watch the video once per day.
- After you watch the video, you will receive an “Instant Win Game.” Go to the Instant Win Game page, play the game and wait for the results.
- If you’re a potential winner, you will receive directions for validation. According to Nissan: “All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.”
If you’re looking for full contest details, including information about bonus plays and prizes, you can find them here. Otherwise, enjoy watching the 2014 Rogue in all its glory and enter the sweepstakes every day for more chances to win!
Nissan made its popular Rogue compact SUV more fuel efficient, high tech and versatile for the 2014 model year, but the TV spots (watch here) accompanying the redesigned vehicle’s arrival at dealerships focus more on the cinematic than the pragmatic. Created by film director F. Gary Gray of the “The Italian Job” and “Law Abiding Citizen,” a pair of new commercials highlight the bolder styling and nimbler ride of the 2014 Nissan Rogue through the lens of engaging action sequences.
Currently airing in cinemas and on broadcast TV, Nissan’s “Commute” ad follows a trio of office workers who drive their 2014 Rogue on top of a moving train to get to work on time, while “Pick Up” highlights the same group riding swiftly through winding roads and around cable cars in San Francisco. Featured prominently in the spots is the redesigned Rogue’s more aggressive exterior, including its slanted headlamps accented by angular LED daytime running lights, a new chrome V-bar grille, embedded side-mirror turn signals and flared fenders.