Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Should you buy a Nissan Qashqai?

If you’re in the market for a medium-sized SUV, the Qashqai should be at, or very near the top, of your shopping list. It’s one of the most technically advanced SUVs available and is excellent to drive. It’s practical, with some very clever interior touches, as you’d expect for a product that’s now entered its third generation. While the quality and interior are also up there with the very best-in-class.

The question of whether it can beat the excellent SEAT Ateca, Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen Tiguan will have to wait until we can put them side by side, but the early signs are that, limited engine range aside, the Qashqai is as good if not better than them.

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What we like

We like the way it looks and drives, and the sense of security and safety it gives you on the road. The interior is roomy and well thought out, and the tech all works very well, with very little to annoy you as you go about your life behind the wheel.

What we don’t like

The limited range of engines could hold it back – the lack of a diesel isn’t the issue it once was, but with no higher-powered model to sell, Nissan could see customers move over to other brands who do offer that choice. It’s also curiously off-the pace not to offer a tax-efficient plug-in hybrid right now.

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