Find a car review

Make
Model

Nissan Qashqai review - a mature class leader - MPG and running costs

Nissan’s genre-defining family focussed crossover might not thrill, but it’s a chart topper regardless.

Evo rating
Price
from £18,545
  • Neat styling, economical, refined engines and plenty of space
  • It’ll never handle with the verve of a hatchback, a bit mumsy

MPG and running costs

The Qashqai might have been conceived to compete against conventional hatchbacks, though it’s priced a bit higher than them. The 1.5 dCi economy champion with its 99g/km CO2 output is £20,015 in its entry-level Visia specification, which is around £1500 more than a Ford Focus 98g/km 1.5 TDCi in Style trim or the equivalent VW Golf. There’s no denying that the Qashqai is a more appealing proposition for most buyers, too, that demonstrated by its higher retained values on the used market - to the benefit of personal leasing, finance and fleet deal rates. Running a Qashqai shouldn’t be more expensive than running the cars it’s designed to compete with.

The 108bhp 1.5 dCi returns an official combined consumption figure of 74.3mpg, which beats many superminis, though it’s unlikely you’ll ever actually achieve that. Official figures, unrealistic in day-to-day driving or not, are good across the range, with only the highest performance 1.6 DIG-T not managing above 50mpg. Choosing the Xtronic automatic on the 1.2 DIG-T sees it return the same economy and emissions figures as its manual alternative, though the 1.6 dCi loses a few mpg and ups the CO2 marginally, too. That’s true if you opt for the 4x4 version of the 1.6 dCi, which sees economy drop from 64.2mpg and 115g/km to 57.6mpg and 129g/km. 

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mclaren/201759/new-mclaren-gt-review-woking-muscles-in-on-aston-martins-home-ground
McLaren

New McLaren GT review – Woking muscles-in on Aston Martin’s home ground

Is McLaren’s first grand tourer just a toned-down supercar, or something more nuanced and special?
17 Sep 2019
Visit/review/201600/milltek-volkswagen-up-gti-review-tuner-takes-supermini-to-145bhp
Review

Miltek Volkswagen Up GTI review

VW’s Up GTI is already a favourite of ours. Can Milltek’s upgrades improve it further?
16 Sep 2019
Visit/features/17721/the-best-family-cars-that-are-fun-to-drive
Best cars

Best family cars that are still fun to drive

Saloon, hatchback or SUV, family cars come in all shapes and sizes, and needn’t be a snore to drive. These are some of the team’s favourites.
13 Sep 2019
Visit/features/22773/goodyear-eagle-f1-supersport-chosen-by-those-in-the-know-advertisement-feature
Advertisement Feature

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - chosen by those in the know

The perfect choice for those looking to extract every last drop of performance, we run down Goodyear's Eagle F1 SuperSport range
12 Jun 2019