Nissan Qashqai review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 headlight detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior front seats
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior driver display
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 boot open
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 front cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 rear cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior infotainment
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior rear seats
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior infotainment
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 right tracking
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 front cornering
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 left static boot open
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 headlight detail
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior front seats
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior driver display
  • Nissan Qashqai 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Broadly speaking, mild-hybrid Nissan Qashqais are priced in line with the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq. Opting for the e-Power adds a small premium on top of the mild-hybrid prices, making even the entry-level e-Power cost about the same as a Kia Sportage hybrid in GT-Line trim. You’re unlikely to get as big a discount as you will with rivals, but the Qashqai is predicted to depreciate more slowly over three years of ownership.

In our real-world True MPG tests, the DIG-T 158 averaged 40.1mpg – a respectable if not outstanding figure. It's a similar story with CO2 emissions, so if you’re hunting for really cheap company car tax bills, we’d suggest looking at the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Ford Kuga or, if your lifestyle allows, an electric SUV such as the Skoda Enyaq iV. Officially, the e-Power will manage 53.3mpg and decreases the CO2 emissions to 121g/km. That should make it the cheapest Qashqai to run but doesn’t match the 60mpg or lower CO2 emissions of the Toyota C-HR.

The most popular option is expected to be N-Connecta, and we reckon that’s the best bet. As well as the larger infotainment screen and extra visibility aids, you also get 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, power-folding door mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and some ambient interior lighting.

Range-topping Tekna and Tekna+ are expected to sell well too. Tekna is worth considering if you want an electric tailgate, a head-up display or a heated steering wheel, windscreen and front seats. Tekna+ is too pricey to recommend, although it does get you quilted leather massaging seats.

Nissan Qashqai 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Overview

The Nissan Qashqai is a strong contender in the family SUV class, although it doesn't quite beat the all-round package offered by the Skoda Karoq and Kia Sportage. We reckon the middle of the range N-Connecta 140 trim is where the best value lies because the cheaper trims (especially Visia) are stingily equipped and range-topping models are rather pricey.

  • Lots of standard safety kit
  • Great driving position
  • Smart interior
  • So-so performance
  • Some rivals are more fun to drive
  • Lacks the seating flexibility of many rivals
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