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Nissan Qashqai

(2014 - present)

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.

The current model was launched in 2014, with a facelift in 2017 and further updates in the second half of 2018.

The Nissan Qashqai has scored some good reviews from various UK media sources, but there are now a huge number of similar models from rival manufacturers that are 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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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £19,995 on-road

Launched: Winter 2014
Last updated: Autumn 2018
Replacement due: 2021

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: April 2016

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ADULT OCCUPANT

83%

CHILD OCCUPANT

69%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

79%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Nissan Qashqai has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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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