What used Nissan Qashqai hatchback will I get for my budget?
The market for this second-generation Qashqai starts at about £5500, for which you’ll be able to buy an early 2014 diesel with plenty of miles on the clock. There are far fewer early petrol examples out there, so most 1.2 petrols cost around £6500, but the majority have covered far fewer miles.
Increasing your budget to £8500 will buy you a 2015 Qashqai that’s covered an average mileage for the year. Spend between £9000 and £11,000 and you'll have your choice of top-spec 2016 cars, while you'll need nearer £12,000 for a post-facelift model from 2017 onwards. Look to spend between £12,000 and £15,000 on 2018 cars, and £18,000 to £24,000 on late 2019 and 2020 models.
Nissan offered the Qashqai with a choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The vast majority of buyers opted for the former, but if you do want the capability of four-wheel drive, it means spending extra for the more powerful diesel engine with one of the higher trim levels.
How much does it cost to run a Nissan Qashqai hatchback?
Opt for an early 1.5 diesel and you get great fuel economy – you should see at least 50mpg on average in daily use. The post-facelift 1.5 diesel returns a claimed official 74.3mpg in certain trims, under the old NEDC tests, and 53.3mpg under the later WLTP tests, while the best performing petrol in later cars is the 1.3 140 with 53.2mpg under the NEDC tests and 41.5mpg under the later and more realistic WLTP tests.
Of the engines available before the tax alterations, the best diesel is the 1.5 which only emits 99g/km. The 1.6 diesel isn't too bad with 120g/km (133g/km with four wheel drive - same as the 1.2 petrol). The worst is the 1.6 petrol at 138g/km.
Road tax (VED)
Road tax will vary on anything registered before 1 April 2017 depending upon the amount of CO2 it produces. Anything registered after will incur a flat rate fee, regardless of which engine you go for, because of changes in the road tax system. The current VED rate is £150 a year. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Minor servicing from Nissan costs £229 for a petrol Qashqai or £269 for a diesel one, while major visits are £309 and £369, respectively. It’s not the cheapest car in terms of servicing (which is required every 12 months), but this is largely offset by Nissan throwing in 12 months' European roadside assistance as part of the deal.
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