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- SUV looks
- Good to drive
- Nice interior
- Very small back seats
- Not cheap to run
- Pricey compared to normal Qashqai
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the Qashqai+2 has the same number of seats as a regular Qashqai (five), ‘plus two’. This makes it perfect if you occasionally carry a couple of extra small children, but they certainly aren’t meant for adults. When not in use, they flip down with ease. The rest of the interior is more spacious, it’s comfortable and built well.
As a cross between a family car, SUV and a people-mover the Qashqai is no sports car, but still does a good job of whisking your family along in comfort with decent handling. There’s some body roll, but it’s not bad as taller vehicles go. Grip is also good.
The tiny Renault-sourced 1.5 dCi turbo diesel doesn’t sound like much of an engine for a large car, but although it’s not outright fast the critics say it’s up to the job. If you regularly carry heavier loads then the 2.0 petrol or 2.0 dCi diesel might be wiser choices, the diesel obviously the more economical of the two.
Value for money
The Qashqai+2 is relatively expensive to buy considering what you get in return over the regular car - two very occasional seats and more weight. The experts reckon the cheapest trim levels make the most sense, but a few recommend different cars altogether. Fuel economy is good though, and road tax relatively low.
Think long and hard how useful the extra seats will really be to you, as they do compromise the car’s performance and aren’t designed for anyone larger than a small child. Because of the weight penalty you’d also be better going for the larger engines, which then cost more to run.
The Qashqai+2 is a useful family car with good looks, decent running costs and a nice interior, but some other 7-seat rivals offer more space. Choose your Qashqai wisely…
- Price range:
- £18,195 - £28,850
- 34 - 60
- Date released:
- Replacement due:
- Not for a couple of years
- Model history:
- In 2010 it got a facelift, with new exterior styling and a new 1.5 dCi Pure Drive engine. In Sept 2011 Nissan made the 1.6 dCi more efficient and improved the fuel economy.
- Engine to go for:
- The 1.5 dCi has just enough power and gives great fuel economy
- Options to go for:
- The reversing camera will help a lot with parking
- Other variants:
- If you don’t need so much room, check out the slightly smaller Qashqai
- Engine naming:
- dCi refers to diesel engines
Nissan Qashqai+2 User Reviews
Excellent car that is well worth the money. The Qasqai +2 is very good value and I would recommend it to anyone.
The interior is huge, with easy to fold down seats. If you go for the panoramic sunroof (a must), then the interior is wonderfully light too. The reversing sensors are also a must, it's a big car and hard to judge where the back is when parking.
We get good MPG, much better than our last car, a Freelander. The seating position is nice and high and you get a good view out, I wouldn't go back to a normal size car after this. Nothing has broken, touch wood, so we haven't had to go back to the dealer yet.
- By Chris Soskin, who owns this car