Since 2017, the Nissan Qashqai has served as the brand’s entry in the popular subcompact crossover segment. It fills the gap between the smaller Kicks and larger (but still technically compact) Rogue. Nissan refreshed the Qashqai in 2020.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
There are no changes to report for the 2021 Nissan Qashqai.
Nissan offers the Qashqai in S, SV, SL and SL Platinum trim levels. All share a 2.0L four-cylinder engine. S trim is one of just a handful of models in this class that offers a manual transmission – but only with FWD. S AWD and all other trims (SV FWD/AWD, and SL/SL Platinum AWD) come with a continuously variable automatic.
Qashqai S comes with 16-inch steel wheels with covers, LED daytime running lights, auto on/off headlights, power/heated side mirrors, and keyless entry.
Inside, you get a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a 5.0-inch driver assist display, satellite radio, A/C, power windows, cargo cover, heated front seats, a four-speaker stereo, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
Standard driver assists include rear parking sensors, rear door alert, automatic high beams, front and rear collision detection with automatic braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning/prevention.
SV adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, dual-zone auto A/C, passive keyless entry, radar cruise control, heated steering wheel, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, and a six-speaker stereo.
SL gains 19-inch wheels, navigation, 360-degree camera views, a power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, and moving object detection.
Finally, SL Platinum gains LED headlights, fog lights, driver’s seat memory, a power front-passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a Bose stereo.
Nissan’s fuel consumption estimates for the Qashqai are 9.9/8.0 L/100 km (city/highway) with the manual transmission and FWD; 8.8/7.3 L/100 km with FWD and the CVT; and 9.0/7.6 L/100 km for CVT/AWD models.
The Nissan Qashqai competes with a broad range of other subcompact SUVs. They include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and CX-30, Mitsubishi RVR, Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, Ford Ecosport, Chevrolet Trax and Trailblazer, Buick Encore, Fiat 500X, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed