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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Nissan Qashqai (14-) Hatchback
4 reader reviews for Nissan Qashqai Crossover.
  • 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta Premium 5dr

    Christine Vera-Cruz , . Date: 13/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I've always been a Nissan fan! Somehow I decided to try another Brand/Crossover model cos I wanted a change. I test drove a few other models in auto/manual gearbox and fell in love with the new Acenta Premium finally (trust me not because I love Nissans, a couple I tried were also good). I've had the car for a month now and I'm not disappointed with my choice. The running cost is crazy unbelievable. I drive around town everyday and have done the occasional motorway driving (up to 100miles round trip) and my diesel level is unreal (thought the gauge might be faulty, but it's not). This car is a dream to drive especially on the motorway, and the cruise control really handy too. It is slightly sluggish in the 1st gear when you kick off, but it soon picks up and smoothens out pretty quickly, a small nag in the grand scheme of things. I got a very good deal with my dealers too (timing was everything, and I got the timing right because I had a good bargaining power). The in-car equipment are really reachable. Although you seat a bit high in the car, you can adjust and find the best position after some trial and errors. Took me a week to get the best driving position. It seems the car has speakers everywhere, because music sounds are so robust and evens out within the car (I love my music). If you want a descent family car without spending too much on optional extras, this is worth considering. But test drive as many models, you will know immediately which feels right!

  • 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta 5dr

    Jim Aitkenhead , Leics . Date: 04/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      54

    My car

    Iv'e owned my Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium for a little over a month. It's my first SUV type vehicle.

    I'm most impressed with the fuel economy and refinement. Forget the official figures, but 55MPG is readily achievable and 60 if you drive gently. Uncanny for a car of this size. I chose the Quashqai for the 99GM CO2 motor, as a company car driver it's saving me a lot of car tax. The engine, although having a "small bore" feel to it is superbly refined. Cruising on the motorway is achieved in near silence. Pulling off is sluggish, but the engine pulls well once on the move and you have 1,500RPM+.

    The road holding also impresses; the car corners well and I wish I had sports seats! The seating, although comfortable, doesn't offer enough lateral support if you drive with enthusiasm. The suspension soaks up large bumps well, but deals with small ripples less well. Sometimes the ride is a little "fidgety". The steering is accurate but light. You can weight it up a little by selecting "sports steering" which is an option on my car.

    The car is roomy - especially in the front, and has a clever adaptable boot. The standard sat nav, computer and other kit (including camera) are great. The panoramic sun roof makes the car feel light and airy. The interior has a quality feel.

    Points to watch; The auto handbrake is odd and poorly positioned. Try some hill starts as these can be awkward. Check the fidgety ride on a motorway.

    Overall I'm very pleased.

  • 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 5dr

    Gerard Duggan , Dorset . Date: 01/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    New Qashqai is beautifully built, and is a real pleasure to be in for both driver & passenger. The panoramic roof adds to the feeling of space. Very good road manners, tidy handling and deals with the monster potholes in New Forest car parks well. Powerful & quiet long distance cruiser. Boot good for a largish collie (get the fitted rubber mat - all the crud can be brushed straight out the back door). Self park and anti collision features make the Tecna spec worthwhile in my view. Don't bother with handbook, view the u-tube live demos to see how self-park works. Real world economy: high 40's in town, low to mid 50's on a run.

    This is my 1st Nissan, & easily the best car I have owned. Well done to Nissan for producing a real class act.

  • 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Premium 4WD 5dr

    James Moore , Down . Date: 26/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    I don't understand how What Car made it car of the year so soon after it was launched!! I was very disappointed to find out how noisy the car is to drive. At speeds in excess of 55mph on motorways / "A" class roads the road noise is unacceptably high.It is impossible to have a conversation with a passenger or to listen to the radio in comfort. The noise is evn worse on a wet day!! I took the car back to the N. Ireland dealer (Charles Hurst) who sent me out with their head mechanic and he confirmed the noise as road noise due possibly to the low profile tyres, but of course naturally there was nothing they could do about it. A very expensive £30k mistake on my part!!

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