Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers even more, so it's not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the wearer doesn't feel like Kids Quality Open Shoes< /a> Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit with Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

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The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame.Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them. I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

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I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.

Unfortunately, the integration of the Yandex.Auto head system into the car itself is minimal. The buttons responsible for working with the phone and the voice assistant do not work on the steering wheel of the car, more precisely, only the end button works. The voice assistant is called only from the system screen, and the phone - only with a dedicated button. But at least with an incoming call, the number and name of the subscriber are broadcast on the dashboard display. Navigation tips, of course, are not displayed on the dashboard. The rear view camera is also poorly integrated here, at least 4 seconds pass between the moment the reverse gear is engaged and the picture appears on the system screen, which is a long time. The camera itself is an open type, it quickly gets dirty, and the picture from it is of low quality, but with markup.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

For a complete set of Qashqai with the Yandex.Auto multimedia system, today you overpay only 5,000 rubles, and this is not much. Given that you will always have Yandex.Navigator, access to the weather and Yandex.Radio at your fingertips, this is quite acceptable. Yes, the system works, to put it mildly, slowly, but the main thing is that it doesn’t slow down in navigation mode, and waiting a bit until the weather information is loaded or when switching between some menu items is not so critical, although I would like everything to be here ideally. If you want to get the Nissan Connect 2.0 multimedia system with navigation, then you will have to overpay at least 65,000 rubles, since it is installed only in the richest trim levels.

To recharge the device, there is one USB-A at the bottom of the front console; a modern smartphone is charged from it slowly but surely. The only thing is that the device has nowhere to place, the niche in front of the gear lever is too small, and during sharp maneuvers the device flies out of it. There are no more open niches in the front of the cabin where you could put a smartphone connected by wire.

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The set of electronic assistants in our configuration is not rich, there is a rain and light sensor, front and rear parking sensors, as well as passive cruise control. In richer trim levels, there are: a blind spot monitoring system, a moving object recognition system and an automatic stop in front of an obstacle, a row control system, an intelligent parking assistance system and an obstacle detection system when reversing. Also, a surround view system is added to the rear view camera. To get all these assistant systems, you have to pay at least 1,775,000 rubles for a car.

The dashboard of the Qashqai has two wells of analog instruments with white backlighting, which are read well under any conditions. Between the devices there is a 5 ”color screen, on which you can display the speedometer readings, and from it we carry out all the settings related to the car, navigation is carried out using the buttons located on the steering wheel.

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The dual-zone climate control, which is included in all trim levels, is equipped with a separate monochrome screen, there are no questions about its operation. For winter, the car is well equipped, there is heated front and rear windows, heated side mirrors, heated steering wheel, as well as two-level heated front seats. The rear sofa can also be heated, but interestingly, the button for turning it on is located in the front of the cabin, so passengers have to ask the driver or front passenger to turn it on / off.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

In getting into the car, I personally didn’t have any difficulties with a height of 187 cm, there are enough adjustments, so you can get comfortable without any problems. The front seats are quite hard, with good lateral support, they would have a more authentic pillow, and it would be great. I also liked the plump steering wheel, cut off from the bottom, and this is a standard option for all trim levels. I can sit behind myself, but I’m already uncomfortable, although a person of short stature, I think, will feel fine there. The child seat can be easily installed on the rear sofa, the Isofix fasteners are open on the right and left side of the rear sofa. The trunk has a volume of 479 liters, and by folding the backs of the rear sofa, it can be increased to an impressive 1585 liters.

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In terms of safety, the Nissan Qashqai is good, in the base, in addition to front and side airbags, there are also curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. Yes, and Euro NCAP gave Qashqai 5 stars for safety.

As for comfort, here I would call the Nissan Qashqai average. It seems to be not very noisy, it seems that the suspension copes with irregularities quite well, but I also want better sound insulation, and so that the car passes softer on large irregularities. In general, looking at the price of the car, we can say that everything is on the level.

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In Russia, Qashqai is offered with two engines, this is a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine with 115 hp. and a 2-liter engine with 144 hp, in both cases, you can choose a six-speed mechanics or CVT, as well as front or all-wheel drive. Only in the version with a 2-liter naturally aspirated engine and mechanics, you can not choose all-wheel drive, only front.

In our case, there was a car with a 2-liter engine, CVT and all-wheel drive. Such a car drives well, although the CVT seems to be tuned for a smoother driving style, but in the urban rhythm, the car has enough dynamics, and you do not fall out of the stream. The only thing is that you have to press the gas pedal a little more than usual, otherwise the start will be very slow, but you quickly get used to it. Fuel consumption in mixed mode is about 11 liters, which, of course, is a lot, but not to say that it is very much.

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According to general impressions, the Nissan Qashqai is quite a pleasant car with an interesting corporate design, good materials and equipment. Ground clearance of 200 mm allows you to move off the roads without much fear, and in winter it will be easier to make your way along uncleaned roads, especially if you also choose all-wheel drive. A nice bonus is the ability to purchase a car in the database with Yandex.Auto, which will be especially relevant for those who use this system quite often. Yes, it has flaws, but with the cost of a car with it only 5,000 rubles more expensive compared to the price of a car in a similar configuration, you can turn a blind eye to this. The model turned out to be quite balanced in all respects, apparently for this reason Nissan managed to sell more than 25,000 cars last year.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers even more, so it's not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the wearer doesn't feel like Kids Quality Open Shoes< /a> Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit with Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame.Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them. I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width= Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width= Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.

Unfortunately, the integration of the Yandex.Auto head system into the car itself is minimal. The buttons responsible for working with the phone and the voice assistant do not work on the steering wheel of the car, more precisely, only the end button works. The voice assistant is called only from the system screen, and the phone - only with a dedicated button. But at least with an incoming call, the number and name of the subscriber are broadcast on the dashboard display. Navigation tips, of course, are not displayed on the dashboard. The rear view camera is also poorly integrated here, at least 4 seconds pass between the moment the reverse gear is engaged and the picture appears on the system screen, which is a long time. The camera itself is an open type, it quickly gets dirty, and the picture from it is of low quality, but with markup.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

For a complete set of Qashqai with the Yandex.Auto multimedia system, today you overpay only 5,000 rubles, and this is not much. Given that you will always have Yandex.Navigator, access to the weather and Yandex.Radio at your fingertips, this is quite acceptable. Yes, the system works, to put it mildly, slowly, but the main thing is that it doesn’t slow down in navigation mode, and waiting a bit until the weather information is loaded or when switching between some menu items is not so critical, although I would like everything to be here ideally. If you want to get the Nissan Connect 2.0 multimedia system with navigation, then you will have to overpay at least 65,000 rubles, since it is installed only in the richest trim levels.

To recharge the device, there is one USB-A at the bottom of the front console; a modern smartphone is charged from it slowly but surely. The only thing is that the device has nowhere to place, the niche in front of the gear lever is too small, and during sharp maneuvers the device flies out of it. There are no more open niches in the front of the cabin where you could put a smartphone connected by wire.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

The set of electronic assistants in our configuration is not rich, there is a rain and light sensor, front and rear parking sensors, as well as passive cruise control. In richer trim levels, there are: a blind spot monitoring system, a moving object recognition system and an automatic stop in front of an obstacle, a row control system, an intelligent parking assistance system and an obstacle detection system when reversing. Also, a surround view system is added to the rear view camera. To get all these assistant systems, you have to pay at least 1,775,000 rubles for a car.

The dashboard of the Qashqai has two wells of analog instruments with white backlighting, which are read well under any conditions. Between the devices there is a 5 ”color screen, on which you can display the speedometer readings, and from it we carry out all the settings related to the car, navigation is carried out using the buttons located on the steering wheel.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

Dual-zone climate control, which is included in all trim levels, is equipped with a separate monochrome screen, there are no questions about its operation. For winter, the car is well equipped, there is heated front and rear windows, heated side mirrors, heated steering wheel, as well as two-level heated front seats. The rear sofa can also be heated, but interestingly, the button for turning it on is located in the front of the cabin, so passengers have to ask the driver or front passenger to turn it on / off.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

In getting into the car, I personally didn’t have any difficulties with a height of 187 cm, there are enough adjustments, so you can get comfortable without any problems. The front seats are quite hard, with good lateral support, they would have a more authentic pillow, and it would be great. I also liked the plump steering wheel, cut off from the bottom, and this is a standard option for all trim levels. I can sit behind myself, but I’m already uncomfortable, although a person of short stature, I think, will feel fine there. The child seat can be easily installed on the rear sofa, open type Isofix mounts are available on the right and left sides of the rear sofa. The trunk has a volume of 479 liters, and by folding the backs of the rear sofa, it can be increased to an impressive 1585 liters.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

In terms of safety, the Nissan Qashqai is good, in the base, in addition to front and side airbags, there are also curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. Yes, and Euro NCAP gave Qashqai 5 stars for safety.

As for comfort, here I would call the Nissan Qashqai average. It seems to be not very noisy, it seems that the suspension copes with irregularities quite well, but I also want better sound insulation, and so that the car passes softer on large irregularities. In general, looking at the price of the car, we can say that everything is on the level.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

In Russia, Qashqai is offered with two engines, this is a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine with 115 hp. and a 2-liter engine with 144 hp, in both cases, you can choose a six-speed mechanics or CVT, as well as front or all-wheel drive. Only in the version with a 2-liter naturally aspirated engine and mechanics, you can not choose all-wheel drive, only front.

In our case, there was a car with a 2-liter engine, CVT and all-wheel drive. Such a car drives well, although the CVT seems to be tuned for a smoother driving style, but in the urban rhythm, the car has enough dynamics, and you do not fall out of the flow. The only thing is that you have to press the gas pedal a little more than usual, otherwise the start will be very slow, but you quickly get used to it. Fuel consumption in mixed mode is about 11 liters, which, of course, is a lot, but not to say that it is a lot.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width= Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

According to general impressions, the Nissan Qashqai is quite a pleasant car with an interesting corporate design, good materials and equipment. Ground clearance of 200 mm allows you to move off the roads without much fear, and in winter it will be easier to make your way along uncleaned roads, especially if you also choose all-wheel drive. A nice bonus is the opportunity to purchase a car in the database with Yandex.Auto, it will be especially important for those who use this system quite often. Yes, it has flaws, but with the cost of a car with it only 5,000 rubles more expensive compared to the price of a car in a similar configuration, you can turn a blind eye to this. The model turned out to be quite balanced in all respects, apparently, for this reason, Nissan managed to sell more than 25,000 cars last year.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers even more, so it's not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the wearer doesn't feel like Kids Quality Open Shoes< /a> Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit with Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame.Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them. I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width= Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width= Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.

Unfortunately, the integration of the Yandex.Auto head system into the car itself is minimal. The buttons responsible for working with the phone and the voice assistant do not work on the steering wheel of the car, more precisely, only the end button works. The voice assistant is called only from the system screen, and the phone - only with a dedicated button. But at least with an incoming call, the number and name of the subscriber are broadcast on the dashboard display. Navigation tips, of course, are not displayed on the dashboard. The rear view camera is also poorly integrated here, at least 4 seconds pass between the moment the reverse gear is engaged and the picture appears on the system screen, which is a long time. The camera itself is open type, it quickly gets dirty, and the picture from it is of low quality, but with markup.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

For a complete set of Qashqai with the Yandex.Auto multimedia system, today you overpay only 5,000 rubles, and this is not much. Given that you will always have Yandex.Navigator, access to the weather and Yandex.Radio at your fingertips, this is quite acceptable. Yes, the system works, to put it mildly, slowly, but the main thing is that it doesn’t slow down in navigation mode, and waiting a bit until the weather information is loaded or when switching between some menu items is not so critical, although I would like everything to be here ideally. If you want to get the Nissan Connect 2.0 multimedia system with navigation, then you will have to overpay at least 65,000 rubles, since it is installed only in the richest trim levels.

To recharge the device, there is one USB-A at the bottom of the front console; a modern smartphone is charged from it slowly but surely. The only thing is that the device has nowhere to place, the niche in front of the gear lever is too small, and during sharp maneuvers the device flies out of it. There are no more open niches in the front of the cabin where you could put a smartphone connected by wire.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover? width=

The set of electronic assistants in our configuration is not rich, there is a rain and light sensor, front and rear parking sensors, as well as passive cruise control. In richer trim levels, there are: a blind spot monitoring system, a moving object recognition system and an automatic stop in front of an obstacle, a row control system, an intelligent parking assistance system and an obstacle detection system when reversing. Also, a surround view system is added to the rear view camera. To get all these assistant systems, you have to pay at least 1,775,000 rubles for a car.

The dashboard of the Qashqai has two wells of analog instruments with white backlighting, which are read well under any conditions. Between the devices there is a 5 ”color screen, on which you can display the speedometer readings, and from it we carry out all the settings related to the car, navigation is carried out using the buttons located on the steering wheel.

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Dual-zone climate control, which is included in all trim levels, is equipped with a separate monochrome screen, there are no questions about its operation. For winter, the car is well equipped, there is heated front and rear windows, heated side mirrors, heated steering wheel, as well as two-level heated front seats. The rear sofa can also be heated, but interestingly, the button for turning it on is located in the front of the cabin, so passengers have to ask the driver or front passenger to turn it on / off.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

In getting into the car, I personally didn’t have any difficulties with a height of 187 cm, there are enough adjustments, so you can get comfortable without any problems. The front seats are quite hard, with good lateral support, they would have a more authentic pillow, and it would be great. I also liked the plump steering wheel, cut off from the bottom, and this is a standard option for all trim levels. I can sit behind myself, but I’m already uncomfortable, although a person of short stature, I think, will feel fine there. The child seat can be easily installed on the rear sofa, open type Isofix mounts are available on the right and left sides of the rear sofa. The trunk has a volume of 479 liters, and by folding the backs of the rear sofa, it can be increased to an impressive 1585 liters.

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In terms of safety, the Nissan Qashqai is good, in the base, in addition to front and side airbags, there are also curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. Yes, and Euro NCAP gave Qashqai 5 stars for safety.

As for comfort, here I would call the Nissan Qashqai average. It seems to be not very noisy, it seems that the suspension copes with irregularities quite well, but I also want better sound insulation, and so that the car passes softer on large irregularities. In general, looking at the price of the car, we can say that everything is on the level.

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In Russia, Qashqai is offered with two engines, this is a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine with 115 hp. and a 2-liter engine with 144 hp, in both cases, you can choose a six-speed mechanics or CVT, as well as front or all-wheel drive. Only in the version with a 2-liter naturally aspirated engine and mechanics, you can not choose all-wheel drive, only front.

In our case, there was a car with a 2-liter engine, CVT and all-wheel drive. Such a car drives well, although the CVT seems to be tuned for a smoother driving style, but in the urban rhythm, the car has enough dynamics, and you do not fall out of the flow. The only thing is that you have to press the gas pedal a little more than usual, otherwise the start will be very slow, but you quickly get used to it. Fuel consumption in mixed mode is about 11 liters, which, of course, is a lot, but not to say that it is a lot.

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According to general impressions, the Nissan Qashqai is quite a pleasant car with an interesting corporate design, good materials and equipment. Ground clearance of 200 mm allows you to move off the roads without much fear, and in winter it will be easier to make your way along uncleaned roads, especially if you also choose all-wheel drive. A nice bonus is the opportunity to purchase a car in the database with Yandex.Auto, it will be especially important for those who use this system quite often. Yes, it has flaws, but with the cost of a car with it only 5,000 rubles more expensive compared to the price of a car in a similar configuration, you can turn a blind eye to this. The model turned out to be quite balanced in all respects, apparently, for this reason, Nissan managed to sell more than 25,000 cars last year.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers even more, so it's not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the owner does not feel like in Kids Quality Open Shoes "Zhiguli". On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit with Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Crossovers are loved by our compatriots, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers are even more so, so it’s not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the owner does not feel like in
Kids Quality Open Shoes Kids Quality Open Shoes "Zhiguli". On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit with Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame. Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them. I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.

Unfortunately, the integration of the Yandex.Auto head system into the car itself is minimal. The buttons responsible for working with the phone and the voice assistant do not work on the steering wheel of the car, more precisely, only the end button works. The voice assistant is called only from the system screen, and the phone - only with a dedicated button. But at least with an incoming call, the number and name of the subscriber are broadcast on the dashboard display. Navigation tips, of course, are not displayed on the dashboard. The rear view camera is also poorly integrated here, at least 4 seconds pass between the moment the reverse gear is engaged and the picture appears on the system screen, which is a long time. The camera itself is an open type, it quickly gets dirty, and the picture from it is of low quality, but with markup.

For a complete set of Qashqai with the Yandex.Auto multimedia system, today you overpay only 5,000 rubles, and this is not much. Given that you will always have Yandex.Navigator, access to the weather and Yandex.Radio at your fingertips, this is quite acceptable. Yes, the system works, to put it mildly, slowly, but the main thing is that it doesn’t slow down in navigation mode, and waiting a bit until the weather information is loaded or when switching between some menu items is not so critical, although I would like everything to be here ideally. If you want to get the Nissan Connect 2.0 multimedia system with navigation, then you will have to overpay at least 65,000 rubles, since it is installed only in the richest trim levels.

To recharge the device, there is one USB-A at the bottom of the front console; a modern smartphone is charged from it slowly but surely. The only thing is that the device has nowhere to place, the niche in front of the gear lever is too small, and during sharp maneuvers the device flies out of it. There are no more open niches in the front of the cabin where you could put a smartphone connected by wire.

The set of electronic assistants in our configuration is not rich, there is a rain and light sensor, front and rear parking sensors, as well as passive cruise control. In richer trim levels, there are: a blind spot monitoring system, a moving object recognition system and an automatic stop in front of an obstacle, a row control system, an intelligent parking assistance system and an obstacle detection system when reversing. Also, a surround view system is added to the rear view camera. To get all these assistant systems, you have to pay at least 1,775,000 rubles for a car.

The dashboard of the Qashqai has two wells of analog instruments with white backlighting, which are read well under any conditions. Between the devices there is a 5 ”color screen, on which you can display the speedometer readings, and from it we carry out all the settings related to the car, navigation is carried out using the buttons located on the steering wheel.

The dual-zone climate control, which is included in all trim levels, is equipped with a separate monochrome screen, there are no questions about its operation. For winter, the car is well equipped, there is heated front and rear windows, heated side mirrors, heated steering wheel, as well as two-level heated front seats. The rear sofa can also be heated, but interestingly, the button for turning it on is located in the front of the cabin, so passengers have to ask the driver or front passenger to turn it on / off.

In getting into the car, I personally didn’t have any difficulties with a height of 187 cm, there are enough adjustments, so you can get comfortable without any problems. The front seats are quite hard, with good lateral support, they would have a more authentic pillow, and it would be great. I also liked the plump steering wheel, cut off from the bottom, and this is a standard option for all trim levels. I can sit behind myself, but I’m already uncomfortable, although a person of short stature, I think, will feel fine there. The child seat can be easily installed on the rear sofa, the Isofix fasteners are open on the right and left side of the rear sofa. The trunk has a volume of 479 liters, and by folding the backs of the rear sofa, it can be increased to an impressive 1585 liters.

In terms of safety, the Nissan Qashqai is good, in the base, in addition to front and side airbags, there are also curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. Yes, and Euro NCAP gave Qashqai 5 stars for safety.

As for comfort, here I would call the Nissan Qashqai average. It seems to be not very noisy, it seems that the suspension copes with irregularities quite well, but I also want better sound insulation, and so that the car passes softer on large irregularities. In general, looking at the price of the car, we can say that everything is on the level.

In Russia, Qashqai is offered with two engines, this is a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine with 115 hp. and a 2-liter engine with 144 hp, in both cases, you can choose a six-speed mechanics or CVT, as well as front or all-wheel drive. Only in the version with a 2-liter naturally aspirated engine and mechanics, you can not choose all-wheel drive, only front.

In our case, there was a car with a 2-liter engine, CVT and all-wheel drive. Such a car drives well, although the CVT seems to be tuned for a smoother driving style, but in the urban rhythm, the car has enough dynamics, and you do not fall out of the flow. The only thing is that you have to press the gas pedal a little more than usual, otherwise the start will be very slow, but you quickly get used to it. Fuel consumption in mixed mode is about 11 liters, which, of course, is a lot, but not to say that it is a lot.

According to general impressions, the Nissan Qashqai is quite a pleasant car with an interesting corporate design, good materials and equipment. Ground clearance of 200 mm allows you to move off the roads without much fear, and in winter it will be easier to make your way along uncleaned roads, especially if you also choose all-wheel drive. A nice bonus is the opportunity to purchase a car in the database with Yandex.Auto, it will be especially important for those who use this system quite often. Yes, it has flaws, but with the cost of a car with it only 5,000 rubles more expensive compared to the price of a car in a similar configuration, you can turn a blind eye to this. The model turned out to be quite balanced in all respects, apparently, for this reason, Nissan managed to sell more than 25,000 cars last year.