What's the used Nissan Qashqai hatchback like?
It does offer a raised ride height and driving positon over those cars, but the boot is no larger, nor more useful, and the rear seats aren't especially spacious. The interior is well-made, however, and feels of high quality.
The Qashqai was designed to be comfortable on the road first and foremost and in most trims it's one of the best cars in the class in terms of absorbing speed bumps and potholes. That said, it's worth bearing in mind that examples with larger alloy wheels are less comfortable, if more controlled feeling in the corners.
The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine will suit most drivers best, offering the best combination of performance, refinement and fuel economy, although the Qashqai's CO2 emissions aren't as low as those of some rival hatchbacks