Nissan has recently updated its popular Qashqai SUV with a fresh new front end and a revamped interior. We’ve put together a comprehensive dimensions guide so you can decide if it’ll fit into your life…
Nissan Qashqai exterior dimensions
The facelifted Qashqai is a fraction smaller than both the Renault Kadjar and Kia Sportage it competes with in this sector. This means that the Qashqai will be marginally easier to drive around town and park into tight spaces but can’t quite match the interior space offered by its rivals.
|Width (excluding mirrors)||1,806mm|
Nissan Qashqai boot space dimensions
Although the Qashqai’s boot may not be the biggest in its class, it’s easy to load and the 60:40 split-folding-rear seats allow you to slide in longer items. The optional Luggage Board System features clever below-floor storage and comes as standard on Tekna and Tekna+ trims.
In comparison, the Renault Kadjar has a larger 472-litre boot and the Sportage a huge 503-litre boot. However, the latest VW Tiguan trumps both of these cars with a ginormous 615-boot.
|Seats up (Tekna & Tekna+ trims)||430 (401) litres|
|Seats folded (Tekna & Tekna+ trims)||1,598 (1,569) litres|
Nissan Qashqai weight and towing limits
The Qashqai weighs between 1,331 and 1,614kg – about the same as its competitors, give or take a few kilos. The lightest Kadjar weighs 1,306kg, while the lightest Sportage is more than 100kg heavier than the lightest Qashqai, tipping the scales at 1,454kg.
If you’re looking to tow, opt for the 1.6-litre diesel model with a manual gearbox, capable of hauling up to a 1,800kg braked trailer – on par with the top-spec Kadjar. The Sportage does, however, boast an impressive 2,200kg maximum towing capacity so makes a better choice for very heavy towing applications.
Nissan Qashqai fuel tank and turning circle
Qashqais fitted with the 1.2-litre petrol engine with a claimed 49mpg have a theoretical range of 588 miles, while the frugal 1.6-litre diesel engine has an impressive range of around 850 miles thanks to its 65-litre tank. The Renault Kadjar uses the same 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre engine as the Qashqai and boasts a 55-litre fuel tank, so it should return a similar range, while the Sportage isn’t as fuel efficient as the Qashqai so can’t travel as far.
Although it’s no London cab, the Qashqai is fairly nimble for a small SUV with a respectable 10.7-metre turning circle. This is on par with the Renault Kadjar but the Kia Sportage is marginally more nimble with a 10.6-metre turning circle.
|Fuel tank||55-65 litres|
|Turning circle||10.7 metres|
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