For As the name suggests, it has two more seats than the standard Qashqai, but you get the same cosseting ride, impressive refinement and long list of standard equipment.
Against The +2 is significantly more expensive than the five-seat model, but its extra seats are only suitable for small children, and access is poor. Running costs are likely to be quite high, too.
What Car? says
The Nissan Qashqai +2 is a more versatile Qashqai, but it really should be bigger because the third row is just for emergencies.
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There are 9 Nissan Qashqai+2 versions available
Target Price team says:
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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