Used Nissan Qashqai long-term test: report 4

For many years, the Qashqai was the go-to car in the family SUV sector. Can a used one convince us it's still worth a look? We've got four months to find out...

Nissan Qashqai long-termer

The car 2018 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DIG-T 140 N-Connecta Run by Mark Pearson, used cars editor

Why it’s here To find out if buying a used family SUV makes good financial sense, and to see if the venerable Qashqai is still a viable alternative to its younger competitors

Needs to Inject a bit of interest into suburban motoring, and cope admirably with a variety of uses, including daily commuting, motorway journeys, school runs and family life

Price when new £24,000 Price when new with all options £25,025 Value on arrival £19,995 Mileage 5250 Official economy 53.2mpg Test economy 38mpg CO2 emissions 121g/km 0-62mph 10.5sec Top speed 120mph Power 138bhp Insurance group 15E Options Blade Silver metallic paint (£575), Panoramic glass roof (£450)

31 July – Space, the final frontier

The fine and noble pursuits of drinking and driving, two pleasures for which I give thanks nearly every day, should never, of course, be mixed. However, it should be noted that lone bottles of wine bought for later home consumption will not fit into the otherwise handsomely proportioned door pockets of the Nissan Qashqai and instead have to be squeezed into the cup holder behind the gearlever. This is inconvenient only in that one’s arm can then occasionally come into contact with it when changing gear.

Nissan Qashqai long-termer

However, the Qashqai redeems itself by offering a good amount of interior space generally, made all the brighter and more welcoming by our optional panoramic glass sunroof. That roof could, I suppose, eat into the available head room a little, but so far none of my passengers have complained about a shortage of space.

There’s even just about enough room for me to sit behind me, with a little splaying of the knees - not that, as I have commented before, I would choose to sit behind me, knowing what my driving is like.  

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