New Nissan Qashqai vs Seat Ateca

The Qashqai may have started the trend for small, family-friendly SUVs, but it has been surpassed by the Ateca in recent times. Does a recent update put the Qashqai back on top?...

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What Car? team
06 October 2016

New Nissan Qashqai vs Seat Ateca

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

The Ateca’s list price undercuts the Qashqai’s by around £1200, and the gap grows to £2000 after haggling, because only Seat dealers will do a deal at the moment.

It’s also worth noting that the Ateca is likely to hold on to 9% more of its value over three years. Throw in cheaper insurance and servicing and over that same three-year period, the Ateca works out around £4000 cheaper if you’re a private buyer.

If you’re looking to lease or take out a PCP finance deal, the Ateca continues to have the advantage, but the Qashqai’s lower CO2 emissions mean it will save company car drivers around £500 in benefit-in-kind tax over three years.


New Nissan Qashqai vs Seat Ateca

The Qashqai is also easier on fuel; our True MPG figures show that you’ll spend around £120 less on diesel over three years.

Both cars come with all the equipment a family is likely to want, including automatic emergency braking, and both were awarded five stars out of five by the Euro NCAP safety agency. The Qashqai comes with more standard equipment, but then it costs significantly more.