The interior layout, fit and finish
The driver is pretty well catered for behind the wheel of a QX30. There’s plenty of adjustment in the steering wheel, so it should suit most shapes and sizes, while the Premium Tech model has electric front seats that have lots of movement in them, too.
Furthermore, the pedals are lined up nicely with the driver’s seat, so you aren’t forced to sit at a funny angle for long periods.
Interior quality is mixed, with the upper part of the dash and door trims looking and feeling impressive with their leather-covered and piano black surfaces. Elsewhere, though, the plastics lower down aren't as convincing, and the QX30's switchgear feels a little cheap next to the class best.
There are only two trim levels offered on the QX30, and both come with a 7.0in touchscreen that can also be controlled via rotary controller (the latter method being the easier). Sat-nav, DAB, Bluetooth and two USB inputs are standard fit, but the sat-nav graphics are a bit grainy and old-school looking, and it’s sometimes difficult to figure out how to do fairly simple processes, like loading a radio station list.
Visibility in the QX30 is about as bad as it gets in this class. The front pillars are very raked back and often cause big blind spots at junctions, while the funky-looking but very thick rear pillars and narrow rear windscreen make for a limited view out to the back.
At least rear-parking sensors are standard, although you have to go for expensive Premium Tech to get a reversing camera and to be able to add blind spot warning.