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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Nissan Qashqai safety doesn't present much of a cause for concern. The car gained a maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests.

All cars are fitted with twin front, side and curtain airbags plus electronic stability control is standard on 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0 dCi models (optional on other engines), which can help the car recover from a skid.

There are Isofix child seat mounting points in the rear and the front head restraints react to reduce the chance of whiplash injuries in a crash. An alarm is fitted on all Acenta, n-tec and Tekna models as well as the 2.0-litre Visia.

Since it's bigger than a normal hatchback, you'd expect Nissan Qashqai practicality to be fairly good. It has a 410-litre boot but despite the car's height the luggage area isn’t that easy to access as the tailgate doesn’t open high enough - that said the load space is wide and long.

Disappointingly the seats don't do anything particularly clever - they only fold conventionally and have a standard 60/40 split - which isn't as flexible as some other family cars. There's a large glove compartment and a storage drawer under the front passenger seat on most models plus there are cup holders between the front seats as well as storage in the arm rest.

Rear parking sensors are standard on Acenta , Tekna and n-tec grades and are replaced with a rear-view camera if satellite navigation is fitted.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan Qashqai (07-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

360 equipment

360 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
360 optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

Acenta equipment

Acenta standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
Acenta optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

N-Tec equipment

N-Tec standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
N-Tec optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

N-Tec+ equipment

N-Tec+ standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
N-Tec+ optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD Multichanger
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sound & Style equipment

Sound & Style standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Sound & Style optional equipment
None available

Tekna equipment

Tekna standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
Tekna optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Visia equipment

Visia standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
Visia optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Euro NCAP Rating

The Nissan Qashqai (07-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.