What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan Qashqai hatchback?
Family hatchbacks such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf are plentiful at any budget or year, and while they don’t have the Qashqai’s raised ride height and driving position, they have nearly as much space inside and come in a wide variety of specifications to suit all preferences.
The first-generation Hyundai Tucson could be considered a rival to the early Qashqais, but it’s much noisier and nowhere near as comfortable. It’s also more expensive to run.
The Hyundai ix35, which was introduced in 2009, is far closer to the Nissan in concept and it offers plenty of equipment and a five-year manufacturer warranty.