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Nissan Qashqai (2014 to 2021)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

70
%
C

Safety Rating:

52
%
D

Eco Rating:

61
%
B

Reliability Rating:

71
%
C

Running Costs:

71
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

70
%
C

Safety Rating:

52
%
D

Eco Rating:

61
%
B

Reliability Rating:

71
%
C

Running Costs:

71
%
B

Summary


The Nissan Qashqai is a medium-sized SUV/crossover, built here in the UK at Nissan’s Sunderland plant. It is the UK’s biggest-selling British-built car, and one of the top-selling cars in the country.

This model is the second-generation Qashqai, which was launched in 2014 with a facelift in 2017 and further updates in the second half of 2018. Production ended in 2021 with an all-new replacement reaching UK roads in the summer of that year.

The Nissan Qashqai scored plenty of good reviews from various UK media sources throughout its life, but in its later years it was largely eclipsed by a huge number of similar models from rival manufacturers that were just as good – if not better – in many areas.

In August 2020, Which? magazine publicly called for the Qashqai to be recalled for a battery problem that affected more than one in five owners surveyed, and led to the Qashqai to be dubbed the car with the highest breakdown rate in its annual car owner survey.

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Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price when new: From £19,995 on-road

Launched: Winter 2014
Last updated: Autumn 2018
Replaced: Summer 2021


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: February 2014
Date expired: January 2021
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 88%
Child protection: 83%
Vulnerable road users: 69%
Safety assist: 79%

Note on safety rating

The Qashqai was assessed by Euro NCAP in 2014 and awarded a five-star rating. This rating expired in January 2021, as it no longer met the requirements for a five-star score. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Nissan Qashqai to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: 1.3-litre petrol manual 140hp

Overall score: 2 stars
Date tested: November 2020
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 6.1 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 4.5 / 10

Reliability rating

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All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of October 2022, the Nissan Qashqai has a reliability rating that is bang-on average, according to warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner MotorEasy. This score applies collectively to this second-generation Qashqai as well as the newer (2021 onwards) and older (pre-2014) generations.

Average repair costs for the Qashqai are reasonably high, at nearly £800. This is considerably more than the price of a used car warranty, which is worth keeping in mind if you are considering a used Qashqai. Gearbox problems are partiularly expensive to fix, at an average repair of £2,200, while engine repairs are also quite costly at an average repair cost of about £1,200.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Nissan Qashqai has received

2020

  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Car for City Driving

2016

  • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV

2015

  • Auto Express Awards – Crossover of the Year
  • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV

2014

  • What Car? Awards – Car of the Year
  • Auto Express Awards – Crossover of the Year
  • Tow Car Awards – Tow Car of the Year + 1,400-1,549kg caravan category

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The second-generation Nissan Qashqai was the UK's top-selling British-built car for most of its life, but was overtaken by better rivals.Nissan Qashqai (2014 to 2021)