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:
Have had this car for approximately 2 months, at this moment i cant find any faults, good drive, more powerfull than i ever thought for a 1.2t really…
I bought this car in March 2015..so have now driven it for 5 months,and it is great! Smooth and quiet,shrugs off pot holes,feels very solid and…
Have had car for about 2 months and i am very pleased with the performance, comfort,technology and style. This car is a pleasure to drive it is also…
Lots of road noise, some controls below dash can't be seen. Getting to the point, it surely isn't worthy of a 4 or 5 start rating. If it wasn't for my…