The 2014 Nissan Qashqai TS is definitely an interesting option for those looking for an SUV in this part of the market. If you are short on time, the pros are the sharp pricing, the really interesting cabin, the fact that it is economical and that you get plenty of kit. The cons are the lower performance, the lack of sharpness in the drive and the fact that the book at the back seat are not large enough.
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has a price tag that starts at $25,000 in the ST petrol manual model and the auto version starts at $28,000. The TS option is diesel and starts at $33,000, which is quite more than an equivalent ST but you get more generous specs and will appreciate the addition of keyless start, a lushly trimmed cabin and a dual zone climate control.
Qashqai has a front seat environment that is similar to that of the X-Trail. You will love the ambient lighting, chrome details and dash trim. You do not have shortage in the front seat area and although at first you will feel comfortable, some will feel a little flat.
You have enough room for the back seats but the bench is a little hard. You will particularly not like that in the event you are taller and there are no rear air vents. However, you will like the capacity of the boot, which is at around 430 liters.
Nissan Qashqai TS 2014 includes a 1.6 litre TD four cylinder engine that is a little smaller than what the rivals offer. Performance will definitely be a little problem. The push is determined but we have a lag that is noticeable. We have more vibration and noise as opposed to petrol options.
The good news is that we have a drivetrain that offers strong seam of middling/low rev response. This is offered by a variable auto transmission. You can easily drive the Qashqai TS 2014 in the city and performance is more than suitable.
There are 2 modes for the steering: sport and normal. Neither will offer remarkable feel or response levels. It will steer well, respond as you predict, does not roll too much and is not upset due to the bumpy surfaces. You will like it that you will enjoy driving, although it is not particularly inspiring.
The cushioning is decent when hitting both big and small bumps. This is true for both open road and city speed. You will not like it too much when referring to naggy surfaces as the suspension can struggle with various challenges at the same time.
On the whole, we can say that the 2014 Nissan Qashqai offers interesting advantages and prices are obviously enticing. The diesel model is thrifty and there are absolutely no driving nags that are serious. You have enough competence when referring to functionality and many small SUV buyers will want to consider the Qashqai. However, the competition is quite high and you will need to consider all options to find what you really like.