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.
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.