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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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Infotainment systems

Nissan Qashqai

The Qashqai’s touchscreen has been upgraded in the facelift, but Nissan hasn’t done enough. The screen is still quite small at 7.0in, and it’s mounted low in the dash, so it forces you to look away from the road. It’s also angled upwards and is therefore tricky to read in bright sunlight. It’s responsive enough, but the graphics look basic and there’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone mirroring. We do like the hard shortcut buttons, though.


Seat Ateca

SE Technology trim includes an 8.0in touchscreen that’s mounted high up on the dashboard and is angled towards the driver, making it easier to use. As in the Qashqai, you get sat-nav and a DAB radio, but there’s also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The icons are bigger and easier to hit than the Qashqai’s, while the interface looks far more modern. An upgraded system is available, but we’d save our money and stick with the standard one.

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