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Nissan Qashqai Station Wagon verdict

2014 - 2021 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 53.7

Written by Keith WR Jones Published: 9 March 2021 Updated: 25 October 2023

Should you buy a Nissan Qashqai SUV?

The Nissan Qashqai remains one of the more popular choices in the family SUV sector for good reason. It may not be outstanding in any one area, but cleverly achieves high scores in virtually every discipline, making it tricky to overlook – especially at such tempting prices.

For us, the sweet spot in the range is the Tekna trim paired with the DIG-T 140 petrol engine, but if you cover the kind of annual mileage that warrants going for a diesel, it’s worth paying extra for the dCi 150, but stick with front-wheel drive.

But, it’s not all good news. Inside it’s starting to feel dated, even though there’s no arguing with just how comfortable or well-equipped it is.

For the Qashqai, its biggest headache is that the Kia Sportage, Peugeot 3008 and Skoda Karoq do most things just that little bit better – and the Ford Kuga does everything that little bit better than everything else right now, and that’s the one we’d go for.

Nissan Qashqai rear view

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