NISSAN

NISSAN QASHQAI HATCHBACK 1.3 DiG-T N-Connecta 5dr [Glass Roof Pack]

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph10.9s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2145 g/km

FLASHING MORE QASH

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Back in 2017, with over 2.3 million sales of its Qashqai Crossover model on the board, Nissan went all-out to keep this second generation version ahead of an increasingly competitive chasing pack. So it got smarter, classier, cleverer, quieter, better equipped and more sophisticated. British designed and built, this one really earned its No.1 segment status; here, we're going to evaluate the improved version of this second generation Qashqai as a used buy.

Models

5dr SUV (1.2, 1.3 DIG-T petrol / 1.5, 1.7 dCI diesel)

History

Today, our roads are full of Crossover models, compact family-sized SUV-style hatches that blend the practicality of a family five-door with the lifestyle looks of a 4x4. Nissan didn't invent this concept but they've done more than any other brand to perfect it, most notably with this car, the Qashqai. This second generation version was rejuvenated in 2017 - and we're going to look at it as a used buy. It's strange now to think what a gamble this model seemed to represent when the first generation version of this design was originally launched back in 2007. Suddenly, Nissan showrooms had no conventional Focus-class family hatch to offer browsing customers; just a curious but rather appealing-looking contender offering something different - but not too different - to buyers bored with more familiar fare. They liked the lifestyle looks, the higher driving position and extra practicality. And were surprised to find few downsides in terms of running costs, driving dynamics and upfront asking prices. Quickly, the word got round and it was very soon clear that the Qashqai was going to succeed way beyond Nissan's wildest dreams. Initial plans for the brand's Sunderland factory to produce around 100,000 units a year were quickly revised - and doubled as this model line became the most successful in the company's history and garnered over 80 different industry awards. By 2014, a handful of competitors had appeared to try and threaten this car's market dominance, so Nissan moved the game on again with the original version of this second generation design, which slotted into a Crossover model line-up that by this time also included the brand's smaller Juke and larger X-Trail models. Three years on, with every other mainstream brand piling into this sector, the Qashqai was still selling in prodigious numbers, with a total of 2.3 million sales on the board and a regular place amongst the top four best selling cars of any kind in our market. Yet Nissan knew that improvements were needed - primarily in quality and technology. So that's what we were given with this lightly facelifted rejuventated model, which got extra luxury, stronger standards of safety and even the option of an autonomous driving aid. The car was further improved in early 2019 with an engine update that saw the introduction of a new-era 1.3-litre DIG-T petrol unit and improved 1.5 and 1.7-litre Blue dCi diesels. And in this form, this MK2 model sold until early 2021, when it was replaced by an all-new third generation design.

What You Get

Nissan claimed that the most dramatic enhancements made to this revised second generation Qashqai were to its exterior, but apart from the more prominent front grille, the other changes are pretty difficult to spot. Inside, there's a revised steering wheel and more comfortable 'Monoform' sports seats with higher backs, extended bases and tapered shoulders. Plus an updated 7-inch 'NissanConnect' centre dash infotainment system with a slightly smarter user interface. In the rear, though the seats still don't slide or recline, they are positioned in a way that offers reasonable space for your legs, something aided with this updated design by slimmer front seatbacks with scratch-resistant plastic trim. Out back, there's a 430-litre boot. Once the bench is flattened, 1,585-litres of total fresh air can be freed up, which is very competitive by class standards.

What You Pay

Try and stretch to a 2018-era model onwards, which got the uprated petrol and diesel engines. For these, prices start from around £13,800, which gets you a 1.3-litre DIG-T petrol variant with 'Acenta' trim, with values rising to around £16,600 for a later '20-era car. Add around £1,700 more for top 'Tekna' trim. For the 1.5 dCi on an '18-plate, prices start at around £12,500 with base 'Visia' trim, with values rosing to around £16,600 for a '20-plate car; you'll probably want to stretch to a nicer spec than that - maybe 'N-Connecta', 'Tekna' or 'Tekna+'. In which case, you'll be paying in the £15,000-£20,000 bracket, depending on spec. For the 1.7 dCi, prices start at around £16,500 on an '18-plate, rising to around £22,000-£24,000, depending on spec and age. For a 4WD dCi Qashqai, the least you'll pay is from around £18,000, which gets you an '18-plate 1.7 dCi 'N-Connecta'-spec model, with values rising to around £21,250 for a '20-plate car.

What to Look For

There are various things a used buyer has to look out for here. Nissan had a well publicised problem with batteries failing which affected plenty of customers; ask if the car you're looking at has had its battery replaced as a result of this. If you're looking at a 1.5-litre diesel model, remember that the car will need a cambelt change every five years or 75,000 miles, which will cost about £500. If the car you're looking at is approaching this age and/or mileage, make sure that this work has been done - or factor it into the price. The other engines use a timing chain. Some buyers of the 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol variant report that this engine consumes a large amount of oil, so check the dipstick level to make sure it isn't low. Some 4WD models can slip out of reverse gear. We came across some issues with rattling timing chains on 1.2-litre petrol models under acceleration. In some instances, the stop/start system wasn't working properly - and we've heard of issues reported with the parking sensors. The air conditioning needs regular re-gassing, so check that it works properly because re-gassing isn't inexpensive. Compressors have also been known to fail; you're looking at about £300 for a new one. Otherwise, just check for the usual side panel and alloy wheels scrapes - and signs of child damage or luggage scrapes inside. There are a few recalls you'll need to know about. On cars built in June 2017, the indicator in the door mirror might not operate when the heated rear screen is switched on. VIN plates fitted to some Qashqais were labelled with wrong gross combination weight (GCW) numbers.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Qashqai 1.5 dCi - Ex Vat) An oil filter is in the £6-£14 bracket. An air filter is in the £10-£23 bracket. A fuel filter is in the £50-£56 bracket. A pollen filter is in the £11-£13 bracket. Front brake pads cost in the £21-£37 bracket. Rear brake pads sit in the £40 bracket. Front brake discs sit in the £68-£106 bracket; rear discs cost in the £54-£150 bracket. A pair of wiper blades is around £20. A radiator is around £194. A water pump is around £21-£92. A headlamp is around £222.

On the Road

If there's one thing the original first generation Qashqai model is remembered for, it's the way that it revolutionised the dynamic responses that keen drivers could expect from a car of this kind. Not much changed in that regard in the transition to this second generation design and the further small improvements added to this revised version by the Nissan engineering team in Cranfield, Bedfordshire kept this Crossover SUV well established as one of the on-tarmac benchmark models in its class. SEAT's rival Ateca still set a high standard in terms of drive dynamics in this period but improvements to the steering enabled Nissan to narrow the gap to its Spanish competitor, aided by 'Active Trace Control', a system that helps get power down through the bends. Where this Qashqai remained a class leader was in the areas of ride and refinement, both further improved in this revised model. It's the quietest car in the class from this period and we particularly like the clever 'Active Ride Control' system that subtly dabs the brakes over bumps that might otherwise cause the body to pitch about. As for engines, well as before, almost all buyers will choose either the entry-level 115PS 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol unit. Or go for the 1.5-litre dCi diesel variant, which is a standard-setter for efficiency in this segment from this period, managing 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and 99g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures). The 1.2 DIG-T unit was in 2018 replaced by a 1.3-litre DIG-T unit. Other engine options include a 163PS 1.6 DIG-T petrol unit or the 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel powerplant you'll need if you're one of the few Qashqai buyers wanting to specify Nissan's 'ALL-MODE 4x4i' all-wheel drive system. The 1.6 dCi was in 2018 replaced by a 1.7 dCi unit. Only the base petrol unit and the top diesel could be ordered by original buyers with the option of the company's 'Xtronic' CVT auto gearbox.

Overall

Building a Crossover vehicle is easy. Building one as good as this Qashqai is a whole lot tougher, as competitors have found. Renault copied almost everything with their rival Kadjar model and still didn't quite manage it. SEAT's Ateca got closer but still got nowhere near this car's sales figures. Nissan didn't have to do a lot to keep this second generation design current - and didn't - but the changes made were enough to keep this car ahead of most models in the chasing pack. This revised post-2017=era version of the MK2 model was slightly smarter to look at, a little nicer to sit in and the safety technology was moved bang up to date. In summary, this was a car from a brand that clearly knew its market. It's still a benchmark from this era. And it's still a starting point for anyone buying a 20127-2020-era model in this segment.

  • Privacy glass
  • Auto wipers
  • Rear wiper with reverse link
  • Electric front and rear windows with one touch illuminated window controls

  • ABS, ESP, EBD and brake assist
  • Intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hill start assist
  • Auto hold function

  • Velour floor mats

  • Nissan chassis control (intelligent ride control, intelligent trace control)

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Voice control system

  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Rear view camera
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Front parking sensors
  • Electric speed sensitive power steering
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Normal or sport selectable steering
  • 360 degree Intelligent around view monitor

  • Idle stop/start system
  • Push button starter

  • Trip computer
  • Service interval indicator
  • Smartphone integration
  • Advanced drive assist display 5'' TFT coloured screen
  • Nissan connect evo 7" touchscreen navigation and entertainment system
  • Outside temperature sensor
  • Premium Tomtom connected services

  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Anti dazzle rear view mirror

  • Carbon graphite dash trim

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • DAB Digital radio
  • USB port
  • Aux-in socket
  • 6 speakers
  • AM/FM radio, CD audio system
  • Rear USB connection

  • Underbody Vortex Generators
  • Silver rear styling plate
  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Matt silver roof rails
  • Chrome window surround
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Body coloured door handles

  • Signature LED daytime running lights
  • Daytime running lights dip function when turn signal applied
  • LED indicators in door mirrors
  • High beam assist
  • Front fog lights
  • Halogen headlights
  • Intelligent auto headlights

  • Dual zone climate control
  • Pollen filter

  • Leather gear lever
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Centre console storage box/armrest
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • 2 X front 12v power sockets
  • Rear armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Synthetic leather wrapped door handle with contrasting stitching
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Leather knee pad
  • Leather D shaped steering wheel
  • Parcel shelf stow function under luggage board
  • Bi-colour cloth upholstery
  • Luggage board system

  • Ambient lighting around centre console
  • Boot lighting
  • Ambient interior lighting

  • Glass roof pack - Qashqai

  • Front and rear seat belt warning
  • 6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts

  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • 3 height adjustable rear headrests
  • Driver's seat manual height adjustment
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Front and rear seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters
  • Manual lumbar support on driver seat
  • Manual lumbar support on passenger seat
  • ISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
  • Manual height adjustable passenger seat
  • Monoform front sport seats with plastic backboard

  • Anti-theft immobiliser
  • Thatcham Category 1 alarm
  • Intelligent Key
  • Remote central locking

  • 18" Two tone alloy wheels

  • Noise Level dB(A): 70
  • CO: 0.514
  • HC: 0.055
  • NOx: 0.039
  • HC+NOx: 0.093
  • Particles: 0.0039
  • CO2 (g/km): 122
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 206
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 151
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 133
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 157
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 145

  • Engine Code: HR13
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 72.2
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 81.4
  • CC: 1332

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 40.1
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 57.1
  • EC Combined (mpg): 49.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 32.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 45.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 52.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 44.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 32.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 30.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 45.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 41.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 52.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 46.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 39.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 44.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 38.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 9.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 7.3

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: N-Connecta Glass Rf
  • Coin Description: DiG-T
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Service Interval Mileage: 18000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 180000
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 88
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 83
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 69
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 79
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 140
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 15E

  • Engine Power - KW: 103
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 192
  • Engine Torque - NM: 260
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1600
  • Engine Power - BHP: 140
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.9
  • Top Speed: 120
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 26.5

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Tyre Size Front: 215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Width (including mirrors): 2070
  • Height: 1590
  • Height (including roof rails): 1625
  • Length: 4394
  • Width: 1806
  • Wheelbase: 2646

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1300
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1870
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 55
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 430
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 687
  • Max. Loading Weight: 570
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1598
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.7

  • Solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £575
  • Pearlescent paint: £745
  • Premium metallic paint: £745

  • Metallic - Magnetic Red: £575
  • Metallic - Night shade: £575
  • Metallic - Blade Silver: £575
  • Metallic - Pearl black: £575
  • Metallic - Ink blue: £575
  • Metallic - Gun metal: £575

  • Pearl - Storm white: £745

  • Solid - Flame red: £0

  • Premium metallic - Chestnut bronze: £745
  • Premium metallic - Vivid blue: £745

  • Bi-colour cloth - Anthracite: £0

  • Space saver spare wheel: £110
  • Tyre puncture repair kit: Included

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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