Thoughts on 2017 Nissan Qashqai
Looking to see what people here think of this CUV and also if there is any RFD recommended Nissan salesguy in GTA.
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Just did a quick comparison with its competition:
Jan 6th, 2018 1:29 pm
Even with the engines screaming, these subcompact SUVs are a couple seconds slower to 60, and in highway merging (80-110kmh) than a standard compact.dealerguy wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2018 1:05 pmJust did a quick comparison with its competition:
Mazda CX3 - 146hp @ 6,000 rpm, 146 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm
Qashqai - 141hp @ 6,000 rpm, 147 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
HRV (1.8litre) - 141hp @ 6,500 rpm, 127 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm
Are you saying all are under-powered. Only GLA has more hp and torque in its class. I am just trying to make myself knowledgeable before making a decision.
Jan 6th, 2018 1:44 pm
Thanks for the details. I was dead set on Civic Hatchback but Sport and above trim need Premium fuel and I don't want to spend that extra money. LX trim doesn't come with some features I need.AstulzerRSX wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2018 1:29 pmEven with the engines screaming, these subcompact SUVs are a couple seconds slower to 60, and in highway merging (80-110kmh) than a standard compact.
This can make a big difference in whether or not you're able to make it up a hill or keep up with faster traffic in low noise, or pass confidently.
Here they are in order of speed, measured by Car and Driver with the engines screaming
The CX-3 AWD does 0-60 in 8.1, 50-70mph in 5.7s
The HR-V does 0-60 in 9.5, 50-70 in 6.8s
The Rogue Sport does 0-60 in 10s, 50-70 in 6.9s
In comparison, the current Civic weighs about the same as the HRV, but has either 160/138lbft (base 2.0), or a 174/160lbft (1.5T).
These subcompact SUVs also have a taller profile and worse aerodynamics on the highway.
Civic Hatch: 0-60 in 6.9, 50-70 in 4.8s
Golf Sportwagen TSI: 0-60 in 7.8, 50-70 in 5.3
Mazda 3 2.0: 0-60 in 7.9, 50-70 in 5.4s
The Fit CVT does 0-60 in 8.5, 50-70 in 6.1s
Jan 6th, 2018 1:51 pm
I'm getting the sense that reliability might be important to you.
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Jan 6th, 2018 2:02 pm
Blind Spot Display camera, intermittent wipers, dual zone Auto climate control, Proximity key entry system with pushbutton start. I don't care about sunroof.AstulzerRSX wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2018 1:51 pmI'm getting the sense that reliability might be important to you.
What features is the LX Civic Hatch missing?
At 25k, the Qashqai SV is also getting close to a well negotiated FWD RAV4, which is a whole class larger than the subcompact SUVS.
You might want to check out a lightly used Mazda 3 Sport with the 2.5 (GT trim?).
Jan 6th, 2018 2:20 pm
Jan 6th, 2018 6:42 pm
That Qashqai is massive in Europe. It's being renamed "Rogue Sport" in America because they are not as tolerant, like Canada.
Jan 6th, 2018 8:18 pm
That's part of why it's stupid. It creates confusion for a newish launch.
Top of the category how? It has a laughable 0-60 time that borders on dangerous. The rest of the drivetrain is just as bad as the rest of Nissans underpowered CVT (their CVTs aren't terrible it's just the choice of engines, CVTs need torque)cars less the handling found in some of the mid sized offerings. The 6 speed is the only way to go(however I don't think it's offered in the higher trims)
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