Our Fleet Test Drive: Nissan Qashqai+2 - 6th Report
17 December 2009
Author: Tony Rock
|P11D price:|| £22,970|
|Key rival:|| Vauxhall Zafira|
Like lots of other people I suffer with a lower back complaint, which many car seats can aggravate.
It's not a problem with the Qashqai+2, however. I've been able to travel for hours at a time in comfort, thanks to the seat (which seems suited to my body shape, and is heated - a bonus for approaching winter), its lumbar support, and the car's smooth ride. The only downside is the tilt-adjustment lever on the right-hand side, which can be a bit 'sticky' to tweak.
All that long-distance driving in comfort is having an impact on average consumption, which is climbing slowly, up 0.4mpg over the past several weeks to 35.7mpg. This is a decent result compared with the manufacturer's test lab combined figure of 40.4mpg.
|Nissan Qashqai 2 2.0 dCi Tekna|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||45.3mpg|
|Model price range||£15,395-£25,630|
|CO2 (tax) ||177g/km (26%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£100/£199|
|Boot space (min/max)||130/1520 litres|
|Why we’re running it||To be part of Nissan’s |
Intelligent Driver Project
|Positive||A comfy smoothy |
on the motorway
|Negative||Misty reversing camera |
in bad weather