Nissan QASHQAI+2 Review

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Nissan QASHQAI Review

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The ride quality of the Nissan QASHQAI+2 is very good, not perhaps up to the standards of the more expensive Honda CR-V, but very good never the less.

How It Drove - Ride and Handling

The ride quality of the Nissan QASHQAI+2 is very good, not perhaps up to the standards of the more expensive Honda CR-V, but very good never the less.

The front wheel drive 2WD Nissan QASHQAI+2 feels remarkably sure footed and it was quite happy to be thrown around, even on demanding 'B' roads. Of course the body roll does limit the fun a little, but it does handle remarkably well and we were left very impressed considering its relatively high centre of gravity.

The electric power steering offers a good level feedback and is very well-weighted.

If you do not need 4WD opt for the 2WD model as in our opinion it handles better.

Ease of Use

Getting in and out of the front of the Nissan QASHQAI+2 is an easy affair and all round vision is good. As we were driving the n-tec model we benefited from a reversing camera built into the standard Satellite Navigation system but strangely you don't get an ultra-sonic sensor, which we prefer.

To ease access to the rear, the middle bench now slides through 240 mm (in a 60/40 split) and the seat backs are split 40/20/40: the five-seat version is split on a 60/40 basis. The backrest also reclines and has no fewer than nine adjustment positions over a range of 15 deg from 10 deg to 25 degrees.

Although in reality getting into the third row of seats is best left to those that will fit into those seats (small children). Although a 5 foot Grandma on a 30 mile journey did not really complain, she was pleased to get out and the end (this could have been down to travelling with the grand children).

The third row of seats is only suited to small children as the foot well is non existent.

The extended wheelbase and a 210 mm increase in length increases the luggage space over the standard Nissan QASHQAI, which equates to 550 litres when the five seats are occupied. There is a full-depth roller-blind tonneau cover that can be stored beneath the boot floor when the third row seats are being used, while the underfloor storage lid can double up as a cargo divider if you need to keep fragile items separated from heavier objects.

With the seven seats occupied there is little luggage space, enough for a day out but you would not be able to carry a pram, etc. Which is not that surprising, so really the Nissan QASHQAI+2 is a part time seven seater and more suited to the school run or the kid's football game.

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Nissan QASHQAI Road Test Data
Model ReviewedNissan QASHQAI+2 2.0 dCi N-TEC
  
Body TypeHatchback
ColourFlame Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.9 Seconds
Top Speed 118 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban33.2 mpg
Extra Urban50.4 mpg
Combined42.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 05/08/09) £23,200

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