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2015. - Production 2014. - 2017.
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4175 mm
Length 4377 mm
1775 mm
Width 1806 mm
1610 mm
Height 1590 mm
375 liters
Boot (min) 430 liters
710 liters
Boot (max) 1585 liters
66 liters
Fuel tank 55 liters
Engine
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1598 cc
Displacement 1598 cc
120 hp
Power 129 hp
300 Nm
Torque 320 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1205 kg
Vehicle weight 1340 kg
11.5 s
Acc. 0-100 10.5 s
180 km/h
Top speed 190 km/h
4.6 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 5.2 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 3.9 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
Cons. (average) 4.4 l/100km
106 g/km
CO2 emissions 115 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
cvt - gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1380 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 10.7 s
km/h
Top speed 182 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 5.3 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.2 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 4.6 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 119 g/km
Expenses
13290 EUR
Price from 12500 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 129hp engine designed by Renault.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Qashqai offers a considerable difference of 11% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Suzuki does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Suzuki with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Nissan badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Vitara as average reliability-wise, and Qashqai 19% above the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Vitara rank it on average as 4.8 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Nissan is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, 10km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (67 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Suzuki appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Qashqai offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Nissan being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Nissan. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser™, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.
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