For The Nissan Qashqai has funky 4x4 styling, it's competitively priced and resale values are strong. Impressive refinement and comfort add to its appeal.
Against The penalty for its cushy ride is considerable body roll. The rear seats don't fold totally flat and the 1.5-litre diesel engine sounds grumbly.
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The Nissan Qashqai makes a brilliant family car because it's roomy, comfortable, refined and affordable to run. The king-of-the-road driving position is another plus point, and standard equipment is good.
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There are 12 Nissan Qashqai versions available
Target Price team says:
The Nissan Qashqai may look like a 4x4, but we reckon its talents lie with the two-wheel-drive versions. You get the high-set driving position without the higher running costs four-wheel drive brings.
There are four trims. Visia is the cheapest and comes with plenty: Bluetooth, four electric windows, air-con, remote locking and alloy wheels. Safety provision includes six airbags and stability control.
Acenta is our favourite, adding desirable goodies like cruise control and parking sensors. Then come n-tec and Tekna models , both of which have a panoramic sunroof.
Most private buyers will be best off with the 1.6 petrol, while the 1.6 diesel is the top choice for company car drivers. Both offer reasonable performance and economy. Keep an eye out for low finance or free servicing offers on the Qashqai.
Reader test team says:
Had this car (a 1.6 petrol Acenta) for just over a week and in my opinion it is the worst car I have ever driven. I picked the car based on the…
this is my second qashqai this one is the 1.5dci 360 special edition. excellent finish with all the extras you would want,you need to push the…
This is my second qashqai visia. I had the last one 4 years with no trouble. I bought my second one in Sept 11. In Feb 13, the rear lights started…
This was a hire car for a long journey, 840 miles over three days. I was impressed about the whole car besides the 1.6 petrol engine, if it wasn't…