2019 Nissan Qashqai front three-quarter driving

Nissan Qashqai Hatchback 1.3 DiG-T Visia 5dr

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What Car? Target Price:£19,995
Review

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.

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Trim:

Visia

This entry-level trim gets most essentials, including air conditioning, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, remote central locking, four electric windows and cruise control. If you can, it’s worth going up to Acenta Premium at least for a few more luxuries, such as alloy wheels instead of hubcaps.

Engine:

1.3 DiG-T

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.2

Urban: 42.5Motorway: 62.1
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

430

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km