For The Qashqai is economical, classy inside and extremely refined. It’s also one of the most practical small SUVs.
Against Some versions are pricey and the ride is a little jittery around town.
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The Nissan Qashqai is a superb small SUV that is a pleasure to live with.
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There are 15 Nissan Qashqai versions available
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 N-tec makes the most sense; you get a lot of kit without spending the sort of money that would buy you a larger SUV, such as the Mazda CX-5.
Reader test team says:
I have owned this car for three weeks only... but first impressions are mixed. Its smooth to drive, though 2nd to 3rd gear is clunky. There isnt…
This is an easy car to drive, not for boy racers but has enough power for normal driving. The boot is large and the driving position good with plenty…
I traded in a two year old BMW 3 Series for the Qashqai and have been delighted with the change. The Qashqai is practical, refined, quiet and…
I swapped my Honda CRV for the Quashqai as it is really economical and I have just got back from a 20 mile drive averaging 62mpg. It is much quieter…