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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 33 - 62 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Nissan Qashqai running costs are fairly agreeable. The Qashqai is well equipped for the money when compared with alternatives such as the Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra – although starting prices are higher than many standard hatches. It will probably lose close to two-thirds of its value when new over three years, which is better than many mainstream hatchbacks plus the engines have competitive fuel consumption.

The automatic transmission fitted to the 2.0-litre petrol model actually delivers lower fuel consumption than the manual.

The Nissan Qashqai emissions ratings mean the car is relatively green and easy on the environment. With an average of 185g/km CO2 across the range its emissions are pretty good, especially considering there are several four-wheel drive models in the range which emit more CO2.

Standout models for the eco-conscious include the 1.5 dCi which emits 139g/km of CO2 and will average 54mpg. If you go for the Pure Drive Qashqai CO2 emissions drop to 129g/km. Best of the bunch is the 1.6 dCi equipped with a stop/start system, averaging 62mpg and emitting 119g/km of CO2.

Nissan Qashqai reliability shouldn’t prove problematic. The firm has a well founded reputation for reliability and durability and there have been no major problems with the Qashqai, although there have been several recalls. Parkers owners have complained about faulty rear shock absorbers and bushes.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £360
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Insurance group 15 - 24
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