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Nissan Qashqai Review, Colours, For Sale, Interior, Specs & News

Nissan’s Qashqai has been on the scene for longer than you might think.

Originally sold in Australia as the exceptionally popular Dualis, the small SUV returned for a second generation, a range refresh and a new name in 2014, to line up with Nissan’s international naming conventions.

Available as both a front and all-wheel-drive SUV, Qashqai customers can also choose between manual and constantly variable automatic transmissions, hooked up to a choice of petrol or turbodiesel engines, as well as a series of trim levels from the basic city runabout to more luxurious, family-oriented versions.

Current prices range from $33,890 to $47,890 for the Qashqai ST and Qashqai TI 2-Tone.

This vehicle is also known as Nissan Dualis (Japan and Australia, 1st gen.), Nissan Rogue Sport (United States, 2nd gen.).

Nissan Qashqai Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Nissan Qashqai varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $33,890 and going to $47,890 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 1.3L, PULP, CVT AUTO $33,890 $47,890
2022 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $24,750 $52,030
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $23,760 $41,580
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $22,330 $40,370
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $16,720 $37,730
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Nissan Qashqai Colours

'Gun Metallic', 'Ceramic Grey', 'Platinum', 'Burgundy', 'Fuji Sunset Red', 'Ivory Pearl', 'Magnetic Blue', 'Pearl Black'.

  • Gun Metallic
  • Ceramic Grey
  • Platinum
  • Burgundy
  • Fuji Sunset Red
  • Ivory Pearl
  • Magnetic Blue
  • Pearl Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Nissan Qashqai Boot Space

The cargo capacity in petrol-powered ST, ST+ and ST-L is 429 litres, but that drops to 418L in the Ti due to the placement of a subwoofer. Fold the 60/40 split-fold seats and that increases to 1524L (1513L Ti).

Nissan Qashqai Boot space

Nissan Qashqai Interior

The Qashqai's cabin has been given a complete overhaul for the new generation, and not a moment too soon. It has an almost premium look and feel in the higher grades, with leather accented dash and other panels on all grades. It has more interior space than before thanks to the new platform and is now one of the largest models in the small SUV segment.

Nissan Qashqai Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Qashqai here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What's a good hybrid car to buy?

    The default purchase for somebody looking for a mid-sized hybrid SUV is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. But if that’s too big, there’s the Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid, C-HR Hybrid and even the Corolla Cross Hybrid which sounds like the marketplace is getting crowded but is really just a reflection of the appetite right now for cars like these. And that’s the catch; the waiting times for a brand-new example of some of these cars is out to many months and even years. So your plan to shop second-hand makes plenty of sense, but don’t expect any bargains in a market currently being dominated by lots of demand and less supply.

    Beyond the Toyota brand (which has been doing hybrids longer than just about anybody else) there’s also the Mazda CX-30, Subaru XV Hybrid, Haval Jolion Hybrid, Kia Niro, Subaru Forester Hybrid, Nissan Qashqai e-Power, MG HS, Honda HR-V e and more. For something a bit bigger, try the Kia Sorento or Hyundai Santa Fe hybrids. There are others out there, too, that are probably bigger or more expensive than you need, but it's very much a growing scene in the Australian marketplace.

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  • My Nissan Qashqai has been serviced but a systems warning fault is still coming up on my screen.

    It’s important to give Nissan (or any other manufacturer) the opportunity to put things right. While ever that process is ongoing, you need to be patient and allow Nissan to try to find a fix. Your car is still covered by the manufacturer’s new-car warranty, so that’s the process by which it should be tackled.

    If Nissan were to give up on the problem (and you) then you’d have cause to seek recourse according to Australian Consumer Law. I’d also be talking to Nissan Australia’s customer service division to see what else can be done.

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  • Why does my 2014 Nissan Qashqai shake when climbing an incline?

    It sounds as though the vibration you’re experiencing is coming from the driveline. Perhaps it’s the engine but more likely it’s something in the transmission since the problem is worse when the car changes gear. That the problem occurs when climbing a grade suggests that it’s related to the engine being under load at which point the whole driveline – gearbox and driveshafts – are also loaded up.

    It could be something within the transmission itself, a bent driveshaft or even something relatively simple like a worn CV joint. Carefully, and when it’s safe to do so, find a big, open area like a deserted car-park, turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and drive slowly in a tight circle. Now do the same on full right-hand lock. Can you hear any clinking or clunking noises? If you can, you have worn CV joints. If not, you need to dig deeper into the cause and that will require getting the car on a hoist and inspecting the driveline.

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  • How do I replace the blinker globe on my 2018 Nissan Qashqai?

    If it’s the front indicator globe that’s blown, you need to open the bonnet and work from inside the engine bay. The front indicator globe is held in a plastic component that forms part of the whole headlight assembly. The bit you need to find is right at the outer edge of the headlight assembly, right in the corner of the engine bay. Once you’ve located that (it will have wires coming out of it), a half clockwise twist will allow you to remove the plastic globe holder and change the globe.

    If it’s a rear globe, you need to open the hatchback, remove the screws that secure the tail-light assembly and then slide the tail-light free of the car. Turning it over, you’ll see the wiring and some plastic clips that fasten the globe-holder to the whole assembly. By unclipping this holder, you can remove it from the rest of the tail-light and reveal the globes which can then be removed and replaced.

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Nissan Qashqai Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan Qashqai SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 2665x1835x4425 mm 180 mm
2022 SUV 1595x1806x4394 mm 188 mm
2021 SUV 1595x1806x4394 mm 188 mm
2020 SUV 1595x1806x4394 mm 188 mm
2019 SUV 1595x1806x4394 mm 188 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Qashqai Dimensions

Nissan Qashqai Accessories

From ST grade, standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, heated and auto-folding exterior mirrors, auto LED headlights, auto stop-start, and keyless entry and start.

The ST+ adds a larger 12.3-inch multimedia display with sat-nav and wireless Apple CarPlay, a surround-view monitor, rain-sensing wipers, LED fog lights and 18-inch alloys.

Nissan Qashqai Accessories

Nissan Qashqai Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Qashqai is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP, — and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.1L/100km for SUV /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV 6.1L/100km 1.3L PULP CVT AUTO
2022 SUV 6.1L/100km 1.3L CVT AUTO
2022 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2021 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan Qashqai Pricing and Specs for 2023

Nissan Qashqai Towing Capacity

The Nissan Qashqai has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 1500kg 1500kg
2022 SUV 1200kg 1500kg
2021 SUV 1200kg 1200kg
2020 SUV 1200kg 1200kg
2019 SUV 1200kg 1200kg
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Nissan Qashqai Seats

The Qashqai has five seats, with cloth in the ST and ST+ while the ST-L and Ti gain leather-accented seats. The top grades have decent upper body support but need more under thigh support. There are ISOFIX points on the rear outboard seats and top tethers across the rear.

Nissan Qashqai Seats

Nissan Qashqai Wheel Size

The Nissan Qashqai has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x65 R17 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 215x65 R17 215x65 R17
2022 SUV 215x60 R17 215x60 R17
2021 SUV 215x60 R17 215x60 R17
2020 SUV 215x60 R17 17x7 inches 215x60 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 215x60 R17 17x7 inches 215x60 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Qashqai Wheel Sizes

Nissan Qashqai Engine

All petrol Qashqais are powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine delivering 110kW/250Nm. It is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and drives the front wheels only.

Nissan Qashqai Engine

Nissan Qashqai Speed

Nissan hasn't provided the 0-100km/h time but reports suggest it covers the distance in 8.5 seconds. Top speed is 206km/h.

Nissan Qashqai Range

Using Nissan's official combined cycle fuel economy figure of 6.1L/100km, the Qashqai has a driving range of just over 900km.