Nissan Qashqai review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Nissan Qashqai 2021 front cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 front cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 rear cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior dashboard
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior rear seats
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior infotainment
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 front tracking
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 front right tracking
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 rear tracking
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 headlight detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 rear light detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior front seats
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 boot open
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 front cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 rear cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior dashboard
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior rear seats
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior infotainment
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 front tracking
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 front right tracking
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 rear tracking
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 headlight detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 rear light detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior front seats
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2021 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

It’s easy to forget that the Nissan Qashqai started the trend for mainstream family SUVs. In fact – hard as it is to believe now – it was seen as something of a gamble when it was first introduced.

Fortunately for Nissan, the combination of an elevated driving position, stylish, rugged looks and down-to-earth running costs made the Qashqai a huge hit.

A full hybrid e-Power version will be joining the range in the not-too-distant future. This still features a petrol engine, but it doesn't drive the wheels; instead, it powers a generator, and the electricity produced is sent to an electric motor that propels the car along.

So, how does the Nissan Qashqai compare with its key rivals in all the important areas, and which version should you buy? Well, this detailed 16-point review will tell you all you need to know, from what it's like to drive to how much it will cost to run.

And remember, whichever make and model of vehicle you end up deciding to buy, make sure you check out the discounts available through the free What Car? New Car Buying service. You could save big time on most family SUVs and find lots of Nissan Qashqai deals.

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At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,784
Target Price from £23,985
Save up to £2,784
or from £252pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £20,975
Leasing deals
From £229pm
RRP price range £23,985 - £38,285
Number of trims (see all)6
Number of engines (see all)2
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 40.2 - 44.9
Available doors options 5
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,517 / £2,637
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £3,035 / £5,275
Available colours