Nissan QASHQAI+2 Review

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Nissan QASHQAI Review

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The Nissan QASHQAI scored very high marks in the Euro NCAP safety ratings, scoring the highest marks of any car for front and side impacts and there is no reason to believe that the Nissan QASHQAI+2 would not be awarded the same ratings.

Safety and Security

The Nissan QASHQAI scored very high marks in the Euro NCAP safety ratings, scoring the highest marks of any car for front and side impacts and there is no reason to believe that the Nissan QASHQAI+2 would not be awarded the same ratings.

Active safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes (ABS) with brake assist (BAS) and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) while electronic stability programme (ESP) aids traction and stability. On the smaller engined cars it would seem ESP is not standard - we think that it should be!!!

Passive safety equipment starts with six airbags standard on all models. As well as dual stage driver and front passenger airbags, there are thorax side airbags mounted in the front seats and full-length curtain airbags on both sides giving extra protection for all occupants in a side impact.

The front passenger airbag can be deactivated to enable a rear facing child seat to be used. The cut-off switch is located on the passenger side of the dashboard and is accessible when the door is opened. It is activated using the vehicle key, so the bag cannot be switched on or off by accident. An audible driver's seatbelt reminder on all models is a further safety measure.

Comfort and Refinement

The n-tec model that we were testing had auto-on Xenon headlights and automatic wipers which were great as it rained nearly everyday we had the Nissan QASHQAI+2 during the summer.

Dual zone climate control air conditioning was a boon to - as it can be set to push air over the front seat passengers to the rear ones.

Nissan's Connect System which is standard on the n-tec model is fantastic, amongst the best, it integrates the music system, Satellite Navigation and telephone connectivity into one unit - we found it intuitive and it worked very well. It is also very clear, albeit the unit is set too low in the dashboard below eye level.

We liked the Nissan QASHQAI+2's panoramic glass sunroof that runs the full length of the cabin creating a sense of light and air for both front and rear passengers. The sunshade is powered so if the sun becomes too intense in can easily be retracted. There is privacy glass from the 'B' pillar backward to protect rear seat passengers and luggage from prying eyes.

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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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