Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue, 2014 Infiniti QX60

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 334 model-year 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue crossovers and model-year 2014 Infiniti QX60 crossovers manufactured between March 7 and March 10, 2014

The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a lug nut in one of the right-side wheels may not have been properly tightened. If it becomes loose, it could fall off and cause the other nuts to loosen over time, increasing the risk of wheel separation and a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and tighten the affected lug nuts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners at the end of this month. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. 

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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After what seemed like an eternity at No. 1, the 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover finally toppled as the 2014 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck climbed to the mountaintop on our list of most-read reviews. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Honda Ridgeline
2. 2014 Nissan Rogue
3. 2014 Mini Hardtop
4. 2015 Subaru WRX STI
5. 2014 Honda CR-V
6. 2014 BMW 328d
7. 2014 Subaru Outback
8. 2014 Cadillac ELR
9. 2014 Subaru Forester
10. 2014 Infiniti Q50

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Rogue

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Vehicles Affected: About 1,644 model-year 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers manufactured between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, 2014

The Problem: An incorrect bolt may have been used to connect the intermediate shaft to the upper steering assembly. This could result in the bolt loosening and falling out, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Nissan will begin notifying owners in June, and dealers will inspect and repair all affected vehicles for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

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The entire first half of our list of most-read reviews goes unchanged from the previous week, with the 2014 Nissan Rogue once again leading the pack and the other members of the top five holding their same spots. The lone newcomer to this week's roster is the 2014 Ford Explorer, which returns after dropping out of sight since December. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2015 Honda Fit
3. 2015 Audi A3
4. 2014 Honda CR-V
5. 2014 Subaru Forester
6. 2014 Buick Regal
7. 2014 Infiniti Q50
8. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
9. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
10. 2014 Ford Explorer

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | May 4, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Nissan Rogue Earns IIHS' Top Safety Rating

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday that the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue earned its top crashworthiness designation, the Top Safety Pick Plus designation. The redesigned compact crossover scored "good" in all five test categories — including moderate and small front overlap, side, roof strength and head restraints — along with a "basic" rating in IIHS' new front-crash prevention test for models equipped with forward collision warning. Vehicles must earn a "basic," "advanced" or "superior" rating in this new-for-2014 test category in order to earn the highest safety status.

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In the small overlap test, IIHS said in a statement, the driver's space was maintained "reasonably well," and injury measures recorded on the crash-test dummy indicated low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. The small overlap category was a new addition to IIHS' battery of tests in 2012; it replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole.

"The new Rogue is an improvement over the previous generation, which was rated marginal in the small overlap test and acceptable in the roof strength evaluation," the IIHS said in a statement. "The new Rogue offers an optional forward collision warning system, a first for the model."

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By Matt Schmitz | March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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The top half of this week's list of most-read reviews isn't much different from past weeks, with the 2014 Nissan Rogue again holding steady at No. 1. The bottom half of the list, however, is composed entirely of list newcomers that debuted on Kicking Tires within roughly the past two weeks. Moreover, this week marks the first time the roster entirely comprises 2014 models, with nary a 2013 to be had. Check out what was popular:

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2014 Subaru Forester
3. 2014 Honda Pilot
4. 2014 Infiniti Q50
5. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
6. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
7. 2014 Buick LaCrosse
8. 2014 Dodge Durango
9. 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop
10. 2014 Infiniti QX80

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | March 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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The 2014 Nissan Rogue most decidedly did not go rogue this week, instead doing exactly what anyone recently paying attention to our list of most-read reviews might expect: It remained at No. 1. It's not all encores this week, however, as three reviews make their list debuts, including the 2014 Honda CR-V crossover at No. 2, the 2013 Bentley Mulsanne luxury sedan at No. 5 and the 2014 Honda Pilot SUV at No. 7. Meanwhile, the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage returns to the list after previously disappearing. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2014 Honda CR-V
3. 2014 Subaru Forester
4. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
5. 2013 Bentley Mulsanne
6. 2014 Infiniti Q50
7. 2014 Honda Pilot
8. 2013 BMW 328i
9. 2013 Lexus CT 200h
10. 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman
By Matt Schmitz | February 23, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Nissan Rogue Video

No offense, ladies, but the Nissan Rogue that's so popular among your demographic is butching up for 2014 in hopes of gaining greater acceptance in the boys club. Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman reunited with the compact SUV, which he previously reviewed, at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, pointing out the masculine-looking features like LED headlights and taillights, daytime-running lights and an aggressive-looking grille.

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The oomph of the redesigned Rogue's 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder isn't quite as manly as Bragman would like, but vastly improved interior quality and comfort more than make up for it.

By Matt Schmitz | November 26, 2013 | Comments (3)

2014 Nissan Rogue: Trim Level Breakdown

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Nissan just announced its redesigned Rogue will go on sale this November with a starting price of $23,350 including destination. That's a significant increase from the 2013's $21,170 starting price but less than the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.

But sometimes it isn't the starting price that determines the best value. Automakers attach different features to their varying trim levels, and those trim names, of course, vary from brand to brand.  

Luckily Nissan carries over the trim designations from the outgoing Rogue for 2014. The base level is the S, followed by the SV and the top-line SL. All three models come standard with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional across the lineup. Check out trim level pricing below; all prices include destination.

By Jennifer Geiger | September 11, 2013 | Comments (2)

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept: Photo Gallery

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Today's Nissan Hi-Cross Concept may very well be tomorrow's Rogue — and not a moment too soon. The automaker's compact crossover hasn't received a substantial update in five years, and with the implied potential for both a hybrid model and a third-row option, Nissan could fill an existing void in the class.

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The seven-passenger Hi-Cross, making its North American debut at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, uses Nissan's first in-house engineered front-wheel-drive hybrid system. The crossover's high-waisted design features slanted, vertical headlights and trapezoidal taillights. Exaggerated fenders help define the front end, with prominent styling lines along the hood and grille. Check out more photos below.

By Matt Schmitz | December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

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