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Our Fleet Test Drive: Nissan Qashqai+2 - 6th Report

Date: 17 December 2009   |   Author: Tony Rock

Driver's seat
Category: Mini-MPV
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
Mileage7164
Claimed combined
consumption
35.7mpg
Our average consumption45.3mpg
P11D price£22,970
Model price range£15,395-£25,630
CO2 (tax) 177g/km (26%)
BIK 20/40% per month£100/£199
Service interval12,500mls
Insurancegroup 10
Warranty3yrs/60,000mls
Boot space (min/max)130/1520 litres
Engine size/power1995cc/150PS
Top speed/0-62mph118mph/10.9secs
Why we’re running itTo be part of Nissan’s
Intelligent Driver Project
PositiveA comfy smoothy
on the motorway
NegativeMisty reversing camera
in bad weather



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