The Qashqai is a striking five-door crossover from Nissan combining the advantages of a compact SUV with the agility and comfort of a hatchback. Comfortable and stylish with an excellent ride quality.
- Popular alternative to traditional hatchback
- Good looking, stylish car
- Efficient diesel engines
- Rear seats are a bit cramped
- Bounces over poor roads
- Questions over quality in places
The Qashqai is a good looking, stylish car and started the trend of the compact SUV where drivers can have a bit more space and size without a full-blown huge MPV. A good spec as standard with high seating positions, a sophisticated interior, advanced air-conditioning, available panoramic glass sunroof, and advanced ESP. Also available are a reverse-park camera, satellite navigation, automatic headlights and wipers and Bluetooth connectivity. Engine range includes 2.0 and 1.6 litre petrol engines as well as 2.0 and 1.5 litre turbo diesels - the 2.0 litre models can be equipped with all-mode four-wheel drive. Good fuel efficiency with the diesel engines, the entry level 2WD 1.5 dCi achieving 54mpg. Petrol engines the 4WD 2.0 Acenta CVT Auto achieving 34mpg. The Qashqai has been engineered for an agile on-road drive across all versions, while the optional all-mode four-wheel drive system of the 2.0 litre models increases their security in wet weather conditions. Buyers love the Qashqai, it offers decent fuel efficiency especially with diesel engines and an excellent ride quality.
Need To Know
Best Models: 2.0-litre dCi Tekna 4WD
Worst Models: None
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