Nissan Qashqai review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior infotainment
  • 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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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, the Nissan Qashqai is priced in line with the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq. While you’re unlikely to get as big a discount as you will on those rivals, the Qashqai is predicted to be less affected by depreciation during three years of ownership.

You should be able to average around 37mpg in the real world with the DIG-T 158. CO2 emissions are respectable rather than outstanding, so if you’re hunting for really cheap company car tax bills, we’d suggest looking at the plug-in hybrid Ford Kuga or, if your lifestyle allows, a fully electric SUV, like the Skoda Enyaq.

Range-topping Tekna and Tekna+ are expected to sell well too, and the former 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 for us to recommend, although it does get you quilted leather seats with the massaging function.

Nissan Qashqai 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

The latest Qashqai is too new to feature in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Nissan as a brand didn’t fare at all well in the overall league table. It finished in joint 27th place (out of 31 manufacturers), above only Tesla, Renault and Land Rover.

Overview

The latest 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. We reckon the middle of the range 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