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Model
Variant
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2007. - 2010.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2012.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4315 mm
1780 mm
1615 mm
410 liters
1513 liters
65 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4055 mm
1695 mm
1745 mm
380 liters
1625 liters
46 liters
2007 Nissan Qashqai
2006 Daihatsu Terios

Engine

Nissan / Renault
2.0 MR20DE HP
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1997 cc
140 hp
193 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Toyota / Daihatsu
1.5 3SZ-VE
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1495 cc
105 hp
140 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1390 kg
10.6 s
190 km/h
11.0 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
199 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1185 kg
12.4 s
160 km/h
9.5 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
7.7 l/100km
179 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

cvt - gears
1429 kg
11.3 s
178 km/h
10.7 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
8.3 l/100km
198 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1195 kg
14.0 s
150 km/h
9.7 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
178 g/km

Expenses

4000 EUR
Price from
4700 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 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Nissan-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 140hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 105hp engine designed by Toyota.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Nissan being a slightly better choice apparently. 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 it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Qashqai offers a considerable difference of 17% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Daihatsu does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Nissan with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Daihatsu badge with 4.1 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Qashqai as average reliability-wise, and Terios is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Qashqai rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Nissan is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, 30km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Terios, averaging around 7.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (37 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 9% difference compared to Qashqai.


Verdict

Daihatsu 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 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. 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... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Nissan. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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