We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

For The Nissan 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.

Nissan Qashqai Crossover
55 5stars

The Nissan Qashqai is the finest small SUV on the market. It’s thoroughly deserving of our 2014 Car of the Year award.

What Car? readers say

3.857143

Continue to full review »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Buying a car? Need Help?

Get in touch
Read in full

The full Nissan Qashqai review


There are 15 Nissan Qashqai versions available

Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia 5dr £18,265
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta 5dr £19,850
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Visia 5dr £20,015
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta 5dr £21,600
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 N-tec 5dr £21,700
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 N-tec + 5dr £22,250
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 DIG-T 163 N-tec 5dr £23,200
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 N-tec 5dr £23,450
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 DIG-T 163 N-tec + 5dr £23,750
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna 5dr £23,800
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 N-tec + 5dr £24,000
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 DIG-T 163 Tekna 5dr £25,300
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna 5dr £25,550
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 5dr £26,800
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 4WD 5dr £28,500 TBA

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:

Nissan Qashqai Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Premium 5dr

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…

christopher chetwode

5 out of 5 stars

Nissan Qashqai Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna 5dr

Has many many hidden faults, research things like cvt problems or key error that are blamed on things like riding clutch etc. Nissan UK will not…

Don parker

3 out of 5 stars

Nissan Qashqai Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna 5dr

This car in 1.2 Petrol guise is a bit of a mix bag in my opinion. Wonderful gadgets and toys in Tekna spec. However performance and fuel consumption…

Colin Ooi

3 out of 5 stars

Nissan Qashqai Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 N-tec 5dr

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…

Christine Vera-Cruz

5 out of 5 stars
Post a reader review for your car View all reader reviews

Qashqai rivals

Qashqai used car reviews

Share on Facebook

Nissan Qashqai Crossover

Read the definitive Nissan Qashqai Crossover review from the expert What Car? team. Check specs, prices and compare with similar cars.

Share

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014