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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2004. - 2010.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2007. - 2010.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4325 mm
1830 mm
1730 mm
644 liters
1856 liters
58 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4315 mm
1780 mm
1615 mm
410 liters
1513 liters
65 liters
2004 Hyundai Tucson
2007 Nissan Qashqai

Engine

VM Motori
VM RA420 SOHC
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1991 cc
111 hp
250 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault / Nissan
2.0 dCi M9R 150
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1995 cc
150 hp
350 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1503 kg
13.1 s
168 km/h
9.1 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
184 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1478 kg
10.5 s
191 km/h
8.6 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
174 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1516 kg
15.4 s
162 km/h
10.1 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
8.0 l/100km
210 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

3500 EUR
Price from
4000 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 VM Motori-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 111hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Renault.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the Nissan being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. 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. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Korean car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Nissan badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Tucson as average reliability-wise, and Qashqai is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Nissan is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 191 kilometers per hour, 23km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (42 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Hyundai 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, the Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Nissan being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Nissan. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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