Price £17,895 - £27,650
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. Thanks to the visibility offered by its high driving position and its comfortable ride, it's great to drive around town. A spacious cabin, large boot and economical diesel engines make it a fine choice for motorway drivers, too. The Qashqai is keenly priced and practical enough to rival traditional family hatchbacks like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. In 2010, the car got a new look design and suspension changes designed to improve comfort. Equipment levels are good and Nissan has a fine record for reliability, too.