Used Nissan Qashqai 2007 - 2013 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Alternatives

Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Used test: Peugeot 3008 vs Nissan Qashqai
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Used test: Peugeot 3008 vs Nissan Qashqai
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)
  • Nissan Qashqai (07 - 13)

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan Qashqai hatchback?

Because the Nissan Qashqai straddles the SUV and family hatchback camps, there are loads of potential alternatives, although it depends on whether your budget fits an early example or a post-facelift car.

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.

Overview

The first-generation Nissan Qashqai set the family SUV ball rolling, and it's still a very worthy used buy.

  • Economical diesel engines
  • Raised driving position
  • Comfortable ride with the right wheels
  • Reliable
  • Good selection available on the used market
  • Not that spacious in the rear
  • Potential diesel particulate filter issues issues
  • More stylish alloy wheels detract from comfort