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Used test: Nissan Qashqai vs Skoda Karoq verdict

Buy either of these family SUVs at two years old and you'll save yourself almost £10,000, but which is the better all-rounder? We have the answer...

Used test: Nissan Qashqai vs Skoda Karoq

Our verdict

It’s a victory for the Karoq. It’s great to drive, has the best infotainment system and the classier interior. It’s also impressively practical and cheaper to run than the Qashqai. Crucially, it’s also far more reliable, according to our survey. 

 The Qashqai is not without its charms, being fairly spacious and decent to drive. Buy one and you'd still be happy with it in everyday use, especially if you saved a bit of money and sought one out in a lower trim level, and on smaller wheels. Overall, though, it fails to excel in any department and so isn’t good enough to cut it here with the Karoq.

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1st – Skoda Karoq

Karoq

For Tidy handling; bigger boot; classier interior
Against Suspension noise; firm ride on 19in wheels

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Nissan Qashqai

Qashqai

For Decent practicality; lots of equipment

Against Poor reliability record; so-so infotainment; annoying high-speed ride

What Car? rating 3 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T 163 Tekna+

Engine size 1.6-litre petrol
Power 161bhp
Torque 177lb ft
0-60mph 9.0sec
Top speed 124mph
Fuel economy 48.7mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 134g/km


Specifications: Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150 Edition

Engine size 1.5-litre petrol
Power 148bhp
Torque 184lb ft
0-60mph 9.2sec
Top speed 126mph
Fuel economy 51.4mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 125g/km


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