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The Nissan Qashqai (/ˈkæʃkaɪ/) is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan since 2006. The first generation of the vehicle was sold under the name Nissan Dualis (Japanese: 日産・デュアリス, Nissan Dyuarisu) in Japan and Australia, and Qashqai in other markets. The second (and current) generation, which was released in 2014, is not sold in Japan and is badged as the Qashqai everywhere it is sold, except in the United States, where it is rebadged as the Nissan Rogue Sport.[1]

Nissan named the vehicle after the Qashqai people, who live in mountainous Central and Southwestern Iran.

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  • Official Page – Nissan Qashqai
  • Price: Starts at $22,198 CAD
  • Comparable to:  Kia Sportage, Subaru Forester
  • Maintenance costs:  Approximately $3,038 over 10 years.


We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find.   Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed.  If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth watching.    If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!


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What the critics have to say…

The Nissan Qashqai is three model years into its role in the Canadian crossover universe. Initially launched in Canada for 2017, it takes a spot alongside the popular Nissan Rogue — itself slightly larger and more powerful—as a little brother of sorts.

Well, the Qashqai isn’t so much a crossover as the crossover. Nissan can fairly claim its 2007 original invented the idea of a tall hatch – as opposed to a lowered SUV. Its proposition: more room and image than a hatchback, for little sacrifice in economy and dynamics. But no-one knew if it would succeed, least of all Nissan.

Top Gear


That’s a feeling that’s reflected in the ride. Harsh bumps don’t send shivers through the steering wheel (or your spine), which means you won’t have the wheel writhing in your hands as you hit bumps on the road. Wind noise is tame, and even with those big wheels, road noise is reduced.

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Power output feels stronger than the numbers lead on, but most will find performance adequate at best. The transmission responds quickly to throttle inputs, though the engine lacks the firepower to match the urgency. The Qashqai’s powertrain does its best work when driven gently. Here, you’ll hardly hear or feel it.


With so little data available on this vehicle (why oh why is nobody testing this little fella?) we can’t really give you any word on it.