The 2020 Nissan Qashqai is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan. Nissan Qashqai 2020 model’s angular style is more distinctive than the earlier, more curvaceous version and its material quality has improved, too. In fact, it’s not far off the high standards set by the Skoda Kodiaq and SEAT Ateca cars conceived specifically to fight the Qashqai. It’s also handsome enough to tempt BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA buyers, both of which cars are considerably more expensive. In fact, together with the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, it beat many of today’s most compact soft-roaders to the market by several years. The 2020 Qashqai still offers adventurous all-terrain looks, yet costs little more than a family hatchback to run.
Its angular style is more distinctive than the earlier, more curvaceous version and its material quality has improved, too. In fact, it’s not far off the high standards set by the Skoda Kodiaq and SEAT Ateca, two cars conceived specifically to fight the Qashqai. It’s also handsome enough to tempt BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA buyers, both of which cars are considerably more expensive.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Features
Initially standard on the 2020 Qashqai Pilot One edition, the technology can take care of steering, braking, and acceleration in motorway traffic. ProPilot is now standard on Tekna trimmed models specified with automatic gearboxes, and optional on all other trim levels with a manual gearbox. You’ll need to keep your hands on the wheel, though this is a driver assistance package, not a fully autonomous driving mode. The Qashqai offers a high driving position for a commanding view in city traffic. It feels spacious, too, with a modern, versatile interior, although rear legroom is a little tight.
The boot is easy to access through a wide-opening tailgate, with a usefully square shape and decent 430-liter capacity, but it’s not class-leading. the entry-level Visia model is a little spartan, while the range-topping Tekna and Tekna+ trims get luxuries like leather upholstery, but are rather more expensive.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Engine
The engine line–up comprises a range of compact yet powerful petrol and types of diesel. Just one petrol engine, a compact 1.3-liter turbo, is offered, but it can be chosen in 138 or 158bhp outputs and even the lower-powered version is quick enough for most drivers. Petrol fuel consumption is claimed to run from 39.2 to 41.5mpg, depending on the size of the wheels fitted. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, but the 158bhp engine is also available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Those who prefer diesel, or who expect to cover more than around 12,000 miles a year, can pick a 113bhp 1.5-litre or 148bhp 1.7-litre dCi engine, the former of which can return up to 53.3mpg. All the Qashqai engines are pleasant in use the patrols being slightly quieter, but the types of diesel having a more muscular feel. None are dreadfully sluggish, either, making the Qashqai a pretty enjoyable car to drive.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Safety
The N-Tec trim level was added to the Qashqai range for 2020, adding black detailing to the exterior with matching Alcantara-trimmed seats inside. It also gets more standard tech, including the NissanConnect infotainment system and a semi-autonomous driving safety suite. The Nissan Qashqai scored the full five stars in independent Euro NCAP crash-testing, which is good news for the families that make up the bulk of 2020 Nissan Qashqai buyers.