Nissan Qashqai SUV

The Nissan Qashqai SUV is a crossover that is car-like to drive, but has the styling of an off-roader. Buyers can choose between four-wheel drive for extra grip in slippery conditions or two-wheel drive for better fuel economy. Rivals to the Qashqai include the Skoda Yeti, Kia Sportage, Peugeot 3008, and the Hyundai ix35.

Engines include a 1.2-litre petrol, plus 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre diesels. The 1.5-litre diesel is our pick. It feels quick enough for a car like this and is also very cheap to run. All Qashqais are fun to drive and relaxing at motorway speeds.

The Qashqai is an ideal family car, with a boot that's larger than the ones you’ll find in conventional family hatchbacks such as the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf.

All Qashqais come equipped with items such as front and rear electric windows, cruise control, air-conditioning, and an engine stop-start system to save fuel. Customers can choose from basic Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium, and top-of-the-range Tekna trim levels.