The current Nissan Qashqai is slightly more expensive for its swan-song year.

    From 1 April 2021, each Qashqai model is $300 pricier than before.

    A spokesperson from Nissan Australia has confirmed specification remains the same and the price increases are due to external factors.

    A new generation of Qashqai was revealed earlier this year, however it isn’t due in Australia until 2022.

    It’ll be the first generation of Nissan’s small SUV to offer the company’s new e-Power drivetrain, and we expect this variant to be offered in Australia.

    It blends an electric motor making 140kW and 330Nm with a 1.5-litre petrol engine making 115kW, though the petrol engine is only used as a generator for the battery pack.

    Although it was released back in 2014, the current Qashqai has remained a strong seller for the brand locally. Through April, it’s the sixth best-selling small SUV in Australia.


    • 2021 Nissan Qashqai ST manual: $28,590
    • 2021 Nissan Qashqai ST: $30,590
    • 2021 Nissan Qashqai ST+: $32,590
    • 2021 Nissan Qashqai ST-L: $34,600
    • 2021 Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition: $36,200
    • 2021 Nissan Qashqai Ti: $39,090

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2021 Nissan Qashqai is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 106kW of power and 200Nm of torque.

    The base ST is available with either a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT), while all other models have the CVT as standard.

    All Qashqai models are front-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2021 Nissan Qashqai manual uses 7.7L/100km on the ADR combined city and highway cycle, while the CVT version is more efficient, requiring just 6.9L/100km.

    All models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel and have a 65L fuel tank.


    The 2021 Nissan Qashqai measures 4394mm long, 1595mm tall, 1806mm wide, and has a 2646mm wheelbase.

    The Qashqai’s boot has a luggage capacity of 430L with the rear seats up, and 1598L when they’re folded down.

    The Qashqai starts at 1343kg for the base ST with a manual transmission, and tops out at 1429kg for the range-topping Ti.

    Servicing and Warranty

    In addition to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, the 2021 Nissan Qashqai is offered with capped-price servicing.

    The first six services are capped at $226, $309, $236, $435, $245 and $334, or an average of $297.50 per service.

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.


    The 2021 Nissan Qashqai has an ANCAP safety rating of five stars from 2017.

    That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 15.56 out of 16, a side impact score of 16 out of 16, whiplash and pedestrian protection ratings of Good and Acceptable, respectively, and an overall score of 36.56 out of 37.

    All Qashqai models come equipped with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Reversing camera
    • Lane departure warning
    • Front and rear parking sensors

    ST+ and above add:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert

    The Ti includes lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

    Standard Equipment

    The base ST comes with the following standard features:

    • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • LED tail lights and daytime running lights
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Leather-accented steering wheel, shifter and knee pad
    • Cloth upholstery
    • Cruise control

    Move up to the ST+ and you’ll gain:

    • Satellite navigation
    • Surround-view camera
    • Reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Automatic headlights with automatic high-beam
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Fog lights

    The ST-L adds:

    • 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels
    • Fog lights
    • Roof rails
    • Cloth and leatherette upholstery
    • Six-way power driver’s seat
    • Heated front seats
    • Rear centre armrest

    The Midnight Edition adds several unique features to the ST-L’s equipment list which aren’t available on other Qashqai models. These include:

    • Gloss black grille, bumper blades, mirror caps, side skirts and roof rails
    • Darkened adaptive LED headlights with integrated LED indicators
    • Darkened LED tail lights
    • 19-inch black alloy wheels
    • Illuminated sill plates
    • Alcantara upholstery with leather accents
    • Black headliner

    The Midnight Edition does, however, miss out on heated front seats and a six-way power driver’s seat.

    The Ti comes standard with the following features:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • Panoramic glass roof
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors with reversing tilt-down feature
    • Six-way power passenger seat
    • Nappa leather-accented seats
    • Flexible boot floor
    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Ambient lighting

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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