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.
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. By Steve Huntingford
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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.
We chose the 1.6dci in Ntec+ spec as a replacement company car. Tax bracket is great as a company car and RFL cheap if you are buying. We have had the…
We had been looking for a small SUV or Crossover for several months, and were not happy with the test drives, as the vehicles were either too harsh or…
I took delivery of my Qashqai on Friday and we drove from the show room to Snowdonia that day starting with 6 miles on the clock, 4 people in the car…
Took delivery of this car nearly 3 months ago and cannot fault the ride, access, driving positon, and equipment. However, point it at a hill and…
The best engine in the range, combined with the best-value trim. That makes the Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi Acenta our favourite.