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.
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.