Although the Nissan Qashqai is no longer our favourite Family SUV, it remains a very good proposition. If you choose wisely and keep to 17in alloy wheels, it's one of the more comfortable cars in the class (but not far off the worst with 19in wheels, so be warned), and the range of engines introduced for 2019, especially the 138bhp 1.3-litre petrol, are quiet and more than potent enough. In the main it's practical, too, although cars like the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq have more room and the Karoq in particular, better seating flexibility that can make your life easier. Still, there's little doubt that you should have the Qashqai sat squarely on your shopping list.get the best price
Worth a look because it takes the basic Visia spec and adds dual-zone climate control, 17in alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, and snazzy interior ambient lighting. You still have to live without parking sensors, a DAB radio or sat-nav, though.
We reckon the entry-level 138bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine is the best choice for most buyers. Outright acceleration is brisk enough, but it is this engine’s flexibility – the ease with which you can build speed from low revs in any given gear – that really impresses. It's also impressively refined, but available only with a manual gearbox.
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