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Nissan Qashqai SUV - Reliability & safety

The Nissan Qashqai benefits from a lot of standard safety features

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

2.6 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Nissan Qashqai reliability

We don’t yet have reliability data for the latest Nissan Qashqai SUV but the platform it sits on has been used elsewhere so common problems should have already been found. The previous model appeared in our most recent Driver Power owner satisfaction survey but scores were average at best. It came 56th in our rundown of the top 75 cars on sale and an average percentage of owners reported faults in the first year of ownership (15.9%). In the same survey, Nissan as a brand posted a better score, coming just outside the top 10 on our 30-strong manufacturer list.

Safety

While its safety rating hasn’t yet been confirmed by Euro NCAP, we would be very surprised if the Qashqai scores anything other than the full five stars. Why? Because Nissan has fitted a comprehensive array of safety features as standard, the likes of which you’d often be expected to pay for by other manufacturers.

There are systems that monitor your blind spots, check that the driver is awake and alert, and check for any traffic crossing your path behind you. The auto emergency braking function includes junction assist and pedestrian and cyclist detection, while the high beams are automatic and the lane-keeping system prevents you from leaving your lane accidentally.

That’s on top of all the features that are now obligatory, such as a system that contacts the emergency services in the event of a collision and ISOFIX child seat points.

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