2023 Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Rogue Earn Top Safety Picks by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
For these two Nissan SUVs, it’s safety first! The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder has been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ and the 2023 Nissan Rogue has earned the IIHS 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK award.
IIHS has strengthened its TOP SAFETY PICK criteria in many ways, so vehicles on the list this year must show an even greater level of safety performance. As a result, fewer vehicles overall received the tougher IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards this year.
According to Nissan, both the Pathfinder and Rogue continue to receive IIHS recognition in the face of more demanding testing. This year’s stricter requirements include an updated side-impact test that subjects vehicles to 82% more energy than the original test; an additional nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention test; and stricter headlight requirements, with “acceptable” or “good”-rated headlights, which are now required as standard for the two levels of awards.
The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder features standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of technologies that includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.
The 2023 Nissan Rogue has the most standard features in its class with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 on all trims and also has impressive gas mileage for an SUV. Available driver-assistance features include ProPILOT Assist, Blind Spot Intervention and Traffic Sign Recognition.