What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan Qashqai hatchback?
Unlike the first generation of Qashqai, the model reviewed here isn’t available as a +2 seven seater. If that’s what you’re after, you’ll need to look at a Nissan X-Trail instead.
Or if you prefer to buy a used car with the reassurance of a long manufacturer warranty, the Kia Sportage is an alternative to the Qashqai. It’s not as good to drive as the Nissan, but is spacious and well equipped, and comes with a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty from new. The Hyundai Tucson – with its five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty – is also worth considering for the same reason, although with both of these warranties, it’s worth making sure you’re happy with what’s covered in the later years, as cover can reduce.
The mechanically similar Renault Kadjar is another very credible Qashqai rival as well as being slightly cheaper to buy. If you need something that’s more powerful and slightly larger on the inside, have a look at the Mazda CX-5.