Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.3 - 6.0 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 39.9 - 44.9 mpg
  • Two engines on offer
  • One mild, one full hybrid
  • No diesels

According to ‘real world’ WLTP testing, the 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with mild-hybrid assistance in 140hp flavour should achieve 44.5mpg and 143g/km in CO2 emissions. Whereas the more powerful 158hp version should do around 40.2mpg and 158g/km.

We spent a week behind the wheel of a Nissan Qashqai Tekna+ automatic in 158hp form and averaged a very impressive 47.1mpg on a mixture of fast A-road and motorway driving, with a little urban thrown in for measure. That’s better than the combined official figure and it was easily achieved too.

CO2 emissions for the hybrid model (badged as e-Power) are 119g/km. It has a claimed average economy of 53.3mpg. Our only drive with this has been on a race track (no, really) where we did about 30mpg. We’ll update the review once we’ve done some more testing.

Servicing and warranty

Service intervals are once a year or every 18,000 miles, which isn’t particularly generous.

There are service plans available for those who want to pay for their servicing on a monthly plan – thus avoiding big bills.

Reliability

  • Established tech
  • Qashqai’s a reliable choice
  • No diesel complexities

The Nissan Qashqai’s reputation for reliability is well-known and helps explain its popularity. But it’s not been without its issues – the old model had some problems with its diesel versions, as well as some gearbox traumas which has eroded buyer confidence in these cars.

That won’t worry buyers of this one – the diesels have been dropped and the automatic gearbox has been replaced by an all-new one.

There aren’t any recalls as yet, and our owners’ reviews section of the site doesn’t have any new cars in yet. But the old model’s middling rating of 3.7 out of five looks like a target Nissan will be keen to beat.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165
Insurance group 11 - 19
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