For Even this basic Visia trim comes well specified, while the Nissan Qashqai+2 1.5 dCi Visia is the most frugal engine in the car.
Against This model costs a lot more than the same trim with the 1.6-litre petrol engine - and you're unlikely to make up that difference in lower fuel bills.
We're yet to drive a Nissan Qashqai+2 1.5 dCi Visia with this engine, so until we do, our favourite model remains the 1.6 dCi.
The Qashqai+2 is well named, as it's certainly not a full seven-seater. The third row of seats is suitable only for short journeys because headroom is tight and you sit with your knees around your ears. To make matters worse, it’s almost as difficult to get to the rear seats as it is to get comfortable in them, but you do get a big boot when the seats are folded flat.
Although the +2 is only a little over 200mm longer than the standard car, there's not a huge amount of difference between how the two cars drive. However, there's enough difference in the size and weight that we prefer the diesel engines in this larger car, the 1.6 diesel being our favourite. Unless you really need a 4WD model, we'd advise against it, as these are slower and less economical than the 2WD models.
You can certainly get discounts, and there's no better place to start looking than Nissan's own offers website, www.nissan-offers.co.uk.
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