Nissan Qashqai

Price $19,998 – $30,298
Fuel consumption 7.3 – 10.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
After dominating sales in Europe, the Qashqai (pronounced “kash-kai”), is arriving in Canada with a starting price of about $20,000. It is likely to be a big hit on this side of the pond, too. All versions have a 141-horsepower, 2.0L four-cylinder engine with direct injection paired with a six-speed manual gearbox (front-wheel drive only) or a continuously variable automatic (front- or all-wheel drive). More compact than the Rogue, it remains versatile and available in very playful colours.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 79%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2018



  • Competitive prices
  • Good equipment level
  • Dynamic style
  • Good cargo volume
  • Manual gearbox available


  • CVT isn't great
  • Not very practical due to its size
  • Quickly becomes expensive
  • High loading height