Nissan Qashqai review

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Nissan Qashqai
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7 Nov 2016 17:03 | Last updated: 28 Sep 2018 19:54

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The Nissan Qashqai is the car that started the trend for mainstream family SUVs and, as hard as it is to believe now, it was seen as something of a gamble when it was first introduced in 2007.

Back then, conventional hatchbacks still ruled the sales charts, and while Nissan's own offering, the Almera, was one of the weaker contenders, many people had their doubts about the decision to replace it with the high-riding Qashqai.

Fortunately for Nissan, that elevated driving position combined with stylish looks to make the Qashqai a huge hit and, consequently, a car that every manufacturer wanted to copy; you can read our review of the original Qashqai here.

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This second-generation model builds on the groundbreaking brilliance of its predecessor. However, it now faces stiff competition from accomplished rivals such as the Peugeot 3008, Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq.

How does it compare with these cars and which version of the Qashqai should you buy? Read on for everything you need to know, then head over to our new car buyer page, where you can get the best deals going for a new family SUV.

 

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There are 6 trims available for the Qashqai hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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...View trim
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Acenta
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 w...View trim
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£20,138
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OUR PICK
N-Connecta
Our favourite trim is N-Connecta, because it brings luxuries such as a 7.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, a 360deg camera system, privacy glass and front and rear parking sensors. It also has 18in whe...View trim
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£22,828
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Acenta Premium
We have not written anything about this yet...View trim
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£23,616
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Tekna
Tekna brings heated and electrically adjustable part-leather seats, LED headlights, a self-parking system and even more safety features than you get with N-Connecta, including a system that alerts...View trim
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£24,961
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Tekna+
Tekna+ comes with luxurious nappa leather seats and LED headlights, but it makes the Qashqai extremely expensive, placing it against premium rivals with which it can’t realistically compete...View trim
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£26,074
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