Nissan Qashqai SUV
Price: £17,595 - £27,845
- Great all-rounder
- Excellent build quality
- Low running costs
- Rear visibility could be better
- Rear seats can feel cramped
- Expensive top-spec model
The new Nissan Qashqai builds on the success of the original by establishing itself as the best small SUV or crossover on the market. It's more spacious, comes with more equipment, is more comfortable and is cheaper to run than the old one.
The latest version still has the great visibility offered by the 4x4 styling, but is even better to drive thanks to more comfortable suspension and improvements to the handling.
Cabin and boot space are slightly bigger, though still not the biggest in class, and the car feels more solidly built than before. More than ever, the Qashqai is a rival to traditional hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf on space, running costs and quality but it can now hold its own in a crowded crossover market that contains cars like the brilliant Skoda Yeti and Kia Sportage.