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For The 1.6-litre diesel engine delivers strong performance. Tekna trim gets loads of equipment, including heated leather seats, LED headlights, a self-parking system, and front, side and rear cameras.

Against It looks expensive next to the 1.5-litre diesel model, which is quieter and gusty enough for most people. Tekna trim is very pricey.

Nissan Qashqai Crossover

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi Tekna is expensive, so we’d recommend going for Acenta trim. Better yet, go for the more economical, smoother 1.5-litre diesel engine.

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Key facts

10.5 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Nissan Qashqai is one of the quietest and classiest cars of its kind, as well as one of the most practical and best to drive. Yes, it’s more expensive than some rivals, but it's worth the extra – especially when you consider how well it should hold on to its value.

Cheapest are the 1.2-litre petrol models. They’re fine for driving around town, although on faster roads you have to rev the engine hard to keep up with traffic.

The 1.5-litre diesels are our favourite: the engine is smooth and quiet, and gutsy enough from low revs, while low CO2 emissions help keep tax bills low.

Of the trim levels, we reckon Acenta makes the most sense; you get a decent amount of kit without spending the sort of money that would buy you a larger SUV, such as the Mazda CX-5. You should consider adding the Smart Vision Pack, which includes lane-departure and collision-warning systems, automatic switching between high and low headlight beams, and traffic sign recognition.

Reader test team says:

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5 out of 5 stars

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Jim Aitkenhead

4 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

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