Nissan Qashqai 2023

Nissan abandoned the conventional C-segment hatchback market in Europe about a decade ago, replacing it with the Qashqai, which has been very successful for them there.
The Qashqai (sold in the U.S. as the Rogue Sport) was thought to be Nissan’s entry in the micro CUV class inhabited by vehicles such as the Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V, however, the firm added the (front wheel drive only) Kicks as well.

The cabin is elegant and uses various familiar bits from other Nissans. Good interior space up front and competitive rear seat legroom. The front seats are quite supportive and the rear seat is comfortable enough.
Only one engine, a 141 horsepower 2L four is available. A CVT is the sole transmission available. e and all-wheel drive are available.
Driven briefly by the APA, the Qashqai is a very interesting machine. If driven gently, the powertrain is smooth, quiet and flexible, but grows raucous if brisk acceleration is required. Steering is nicely geared but a both light in weight and devoid of road feel. The Qashqai’s suspension, compliant on smooth surfaces, quickly loses its composure when the road gets rough.

All-wheel drive, standard on the SV, SL and SL Platinum trims, is a $1500 option on the S trim. The base S trim, with a forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors, a lane departure warning, a lane keep assist system and a cargo blind, is nicely equipped. Migrating to the SV trim include dual-zone climate control, roof rails, a sunroof and the ProPilot lane-centering device and active cruise control but is overpriced. The SL adds leather seating, a power driver’s seat, navigation and a 360 degree camera system. at a priced that reflects its additional content. The SL Platinum trim includes L.E.D. headlights, a memory system for the driver’s seat and door mirrors, a Bose-branded audio system and an auto-dimming rearview mirror and is priced to reflect the value of the additional features.

Below average to average reliability is predicted. The CVT transmission may develop issues once the powertrain warranty has expired.

Last update: June 27, 2023


  • Engine

    2L-4 (141 HP)*
  • Transmissions

    6M, CVT*
  • Fuel consumption

    City: 9L/100 km Road: 7.5L/100 km
  • Drive Layout

    All-wheel drive
  • Body Style

    Micro SUVs & Crossovers



What’s new this year?

Front-wheel drive limited to the base S trim for 2023. Though offered in Canada for seven years, the current Qashqai debuted in 2014.

Starting from  $ 25 498

What dealers pay$ 22 222

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Report - October 1, 2023
Base vehicle
$ 0 $ 25 498
$ 0 $ 26 998
$ 0 $ 29 998
$ 0 $ 33 148
SL Platinum
$ 0 $ 35 148
Metallic Paint

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 135
Pearl White Paint

SV and SL only

$ 0 $ 300
Freight & PDI

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 1 995
Federal Air Conditioner Excise Tax (Recovery)

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 100

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