Last post on May 04, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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Nissan Rogue, Car Safety
#10 of 19 Rogue rear visibility
Mar 04, 2008 (4:17 pm)
Yes, it is true -- the rear window is somewhat small and back seat headrests do obscure the corners. This has been true of headrests in every car I have owned for 20 years except that those other headrests were removable. But you wouldn't take them out unless you never have passengers in your rear seat. And with passengers, their heads obscure the rear window. So nothing new here. A Rogue improvement, in my opinion. are the side view mirrors which are big enough to more than compensate for reduced rear window visibility. Set correctly, they provide good visibility for passing, turning, etc while going forward. I tend to like to turn around and look out the back to back up, however, and that means having to look out each rear side window as well as the rear window to check for pedestrians and vehicles. It hasn't been a problem, just an adjustment. I am 5'5".
#11 of 19 Re: Rogue rear visibility [roguer08]
Apr 28, 2008 (11:56 am)
Or, if you have no passengers in the back, just fold down the rear seats. If you have passengers, then their heads will be in the way anyhow.
#12 of 19 Two Close Calls!
May 19, 2008 (9:38 am)
Had a 2001 Ford Explorer and prior to that an Aerostarr and Windstar.
Wanted to try a foreign made this time, but as I was a little concerned about missing riding "seated high" so I went with the two year lease.
While overall I am very impressed with my Rouge (much better gas mileage - doing about 24 miles per gallon) I am a little concerned about it's "blind spot".
Twice (and I've only had the car one month!) I very nearly missed a vehicle coming up on my left!
Now of course I did notice the rear window was very abbreviated even in the showroom and during the test drive, but I honestly didn't think with the use of the side-view mirror that it would be that big a deal. In "real life" driving tho, it's definitely posing a problem.
I'm hoping (as I do like the vehicle a lot) I wonder if by 2010 Nissan will have addressed they this, and I can BUY a new Rouge.
Also, is it me (having driven a slightly lumbering Explorer for so long) but does the Rouge have a tendency to "over steer" just a tad?
May 30, 2008 (10:12 pm)
two words, blindspot mirrors...
I dont know why people seldom bother to get them, their very cheap to get and they can usually save you from putting your neck out of joint and hitting others.
On every car I've had, I've put blindspot mirrors on them. On cars like the rogue, they should prove invaluable to get.
Again, its as simple as peeling paper off and sticking the mirror on, or are most people too lazy to even do something as simple as that? [I'm not criticizing you personally, just 80% of drivers out there].
#14 of 19 Rogue Back Window I Like It
Jun 01, 2008 (7:48 pm)
I like the Rogue back window a lot. It gives me a lot of privacy. When backing up I lift myself up in the seat and have no problem.
#15 of 19 Re: Rogue Back Window I Like It [renogeorge]
Jun 10, 2008 (9:56 am)
Re rear vis: Spots mirrors are a must on our Rogue 08 SLawd, even though we drive with reat seats down most of the time, I agree that it's like the design team took a holiday break when they got to the B pillar. (Fixed headrests, cloth armrests, for example.) However, I do think the side vis is good in the Rogue. And yes, the outside mirrors are usefully larger, which also helps with the spots.
Re bad behavior changing speeds on highway: Not seen that at all. Ours so far plays no tricks on us. In fact we find it to be a better highway ride than our previous RAV4 Sport V/6.
#16 of 19 Re: Two Close Calls! [ketchyann]
Sep 22, 2008 (11:47 am)
hi, I read your post and you mentioned that you had just leased a nissan rouge for 2 years. I want to get a rouge, but not sure if leased or buy as I would hope that in two years there would be more options for gas efficient cars. Anyway, would you mind sharing your lease terms, down payment, monthly payment, mileage, etc.thanks!
#17 of 19 Re: Two Close Calls! [jezmia]
Sep 22, 2008 (5:07 pm)
I'm afraid you sent this to the wrong person. I non selected the Rogue because of the visibility problem.
#18 of 19 Re: Nissan Rogue Visibility [slimhiggs]
May 04, 2009 (7:55 am)
I really want to buy the rogue, but am concerned about the rear visibility. I'm expecting my first kid, and can't push down the seats.. have you gotten used to it?
#19 of 19 Re: Nissan Rogue Visibility [aclion]
May 04, 2009 (1:20 pm)
The rear seat headrest issue was a deal killer for me. I wound up buying the Toyota RAV4 Sport. Evidently Nissan has not yet provided removable/adjustable headrest for the newer Rogue models and must suffer from this design flaw.