Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

My car looked beautiful - it was top of the range and worth every penny until it developed an electrical fault within the first 4 months of me owning it, that imobilised it. This has happened 4 times in total and is still not fixed, with 2 wiring faults identified already from manufacture - I have absolutely no confidence in this car, bought for its reliability and practicality- I have 3 children and the customer care I have received from the dealer and from Nissan has been disappointing, certainly not what I expected.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Despite the car being parked outside it starts first time every morning. the car has continually to run very well without any mechanical problems. Although the engine is relatively small for the car size this doesn't affect its performance. the eco friendly engine continues to give a very impressive fuel consumption. this combined with a free 3 year service package adds up to very cheap motoring.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Amazing car never had a car with such quality before, the build is fantastic inside and out and my god its worth every penny spent never took it to the garage to get repaired. Ł150/160 for 1000 miles not bad but if I go on motorway I get 800 miles to a tank around ł75 a fill from red thats from sunderland to poole and back on one tank you cant complain about that!all cars should be like this.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time, every time. no faults as of yet and had no cause to return it to the dealer apart from servicing. The mpg is excellent. two tanks of petrol per month as opposed to 4 - 5 when I owned a tt. tyre wear is good and the nexens I use can be sourced on the net for ł63 each. servicing costs are very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very pleased with the Qashqai. We have just outgrown it. Now have two teenage children who are both heading towards 6ft. Needs more legroom. Even the Qashqai + 2 does not have much more legroom and the same width.

If they made it slightly larger to compete with Honda CRV, then would consider.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Usually very reliable but did not know about a particular filter till the warning light came on. [dealer ship did not tell us and they went bankrupt about 6months after we bought it. Tax ł200+ per year tyresservicing ł285insurance ł 326diesel ł137.99per litre.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems at all !! I read up on the car before ordering and seen some reviews that showed negative. It has fell short of the manufacturers stated combined mpg and I think this should be looked at,but as far as maintenance/parts etc-no problems.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good reliable and easy motoring. Lacks on power. Shock absorber issues and Nissan did recall all Quashqi's 08' 1600cc due to Steering fault.

Would buy another, but higher cc engine and 4 wheel drive option, if available. Would recommend to anyone

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Exactly what we were looking for at the time of purchase however since then other similar cars have entered the market which I might've been tempted by. We've have still enjoyed being Qashqai owners.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Suspension replaced, seat replaced, fuel pump replaced (car off road for nearly 4 weeks)paercel shelf replaced. Replaced fuel pump just outside warranty. took nissan 3+ weeks to supply.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far it has started and ran reliably. no real problems other than the steering wheel controls. The car is economical to run, although the genuine nissan spares can be a bit pricey.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nissan quality control should not have allowed a car to have severely faulty Shock Absorbers and then force people to wait months for replacements due to a shortage of replacements

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 2/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is practicle but uninspiring. I tis reasonably economical, and comfortable. The build quality is questionable, I have had isses with alloy corroson and the plastics peeling

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem or a recall from nissan. The mpg could be a bit better but the car never really gets a chance to heat up as the daily run is only 4.5 miles per way.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Poorly built, demister on front screen does not work, told by dealer the back screen is not a demister, it is only meant to clear the outside of the screen.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Overall good, but has one or two irritating design faults e.g. I keep bumping my head on the parcel shelf when putting things in the boot.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol

Every thing works as it should. no problems so far. Fuel consumption is acceptable.I opted for 3 years servicing deal when buying the car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all with car.always starts first time even in that 2010/2011 winter. Other than fuel and sreewash water nothing else used.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had any problems so far. Get 47 mpg approx. thought might get a bit more but then what they tell you is not always correct.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good value for money, stylish SUV looks. Good build quality for the price band. However, not impressed with the dealer at all.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Fuel costs are acceptable for a cvt but much lower than the official figure. all other costs included in lease.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only had one problem a split pipe from turbo to engine..the tyres are very good 46000 from front 2 still have rear at 50000

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

All ok - except clutch replacement at 35k - not expected! Good , could be better on fuel - but we all want that!

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has never had any problems or dealer recalls. Motability vehicle, all costs included in scheme other than fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A bit heavy on fuel but overall I really like the Qashqai and would seriously think about buying another one.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

We have had no problems so far. Petrol economy not bad considering the size of car to engine capacity.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Disappointing - horrible engine/gearbox combo, and infuriating warning beeps for just about everything

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent reliability starts first time have had no problems sofar. Costs about ł70 every two weeks.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any failure. Only basic servicing. tyres have been changed at 22,000, because I am fussy.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Good return from fuel, however I can't comment on parts as I hav not had to purchase any as yet.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have not had any problems. I only have to put petrol in, spare parts are covered by motability.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at the moment. starts first time every time. Very satisfied with running cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Brand new, no problems so far after 2 months. A little disapointed over fuel consumption.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults on this vehicle. Fuel and services costs are alot better then my previous car.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Still early days, no problems at the moment. For the size of the car I can't complain.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Mileage does not compare to manufacturers figures, no matter how or where I drive!

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The most reliable vehicle ive ever had. Only pay for fuel motability scheme.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Extra`s for car a bit pricey. fuel not a problem.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. No costs at present had to replace wiper blades.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its reliable, economical, fun to drive and what's more it's British!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far no problems. For use about busy roads could be worse.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Fantastic. Drinks petrol a bit, nothing like quoted figures.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A good well styled worlhorse. Does what it says on the tin

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Small problem with seat belt reminder. Not very good mpg.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far! Never achieved the advertised mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very pleased so far - does what it says on the tin

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since new. Serving can be expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable and very dull (and I'm in my 60's!)

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. Insurance is a bit high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2013-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Have only had it for one month since new

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A good quality reliable safe car to own

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Zero problems. Good apart from fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have had no problems since purchase

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Unique styling in a unique class

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good, reliable all round car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very nice but a few niggles

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I can not fault this car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never had any problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not had a problem yet

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

just a average car

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5