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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.

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There are 13 Nissan Qashqai versions available

Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia 5dr £17,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta 5dr £19,580
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Visia 5dr £19,745
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta 5dr £21,330
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta Premium 5dr £21,430
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta 5dr £22,580
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta Premium 5dr £23,180
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna 5dr £23,580
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Premium 5dr £24,430
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna 5dr £25,330
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Premium 4WD 5dr £26,130 TBA
Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 5dr £26,580
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 4WD 5dr £28,280 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 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta Premium 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

Nissan Qashqai Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta 5dr

Iv'e owned my Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium for a little over a month. It's my first SUV type vehicle. I'm most impressed with the fuel…

Jim Aitkenhead

4 out of 5 stars

Nissan Qashqai Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 5dr

New Qashqai is beautifully built, and is a real pleasure to be in for both driver & passenger. The panoramic roof adds to the feeling of space. Very…

Gerard Duggan

5 out of 5 stars

Nissan Qashqai Crossover 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Premium 4WD 5dr

I don't understand how What Car made it car of the year so soon after it was launched!! I was very disappointed to find out how noisy the car is to…

James Moore

2 out of 5 stars
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