The Nissan Qashqai was the first family car to combine the appeal of a family hatchback with the practicality and toughness of a conventional 4x4. The Nissan Qashqai is very practical, easy to drive and competitively priced when compared to conventional rivals like the Volkswagen Golf. What's more, the Nissan Qashqai is well built and also offers the choice of four-wheel drive for extra grip and off-road ability. The Nissan Qashqai+2 was introduced in 2008 and added an extra pair of seats at the rear, and the whole range was improved with a new look and more comfortable suspension in 2010.
- Great all-rounder
- Excellent build quality
- Low running costs
- Rear visibility could be better
- Rear seats can feel cramped
- Expensive top-spec model
The original Nissan Qashqai was the first family car to combine the appeal of a family hatchback with the practicality and toughness of a conventional 4x4. The latest version is better in every way, offering more space, more comfort, better build quality and an extensive range of new safety technology. The improved suspension makes for a more comfortable ride and the car remains easy to drive around town. The improved diesel engines make the Qashqai even more economical and cheap to run, and the car is now more refined, making it a decent motorway cruiser. Despite these improvements, the cost of the Qashqai has not risen, so it's even better value than before. Equipment levels are excellent and Nissan has a decent record for reliability, too.