Nissan Qashqai 2008

This generation of Nissan Qashqai has been produced from January, 2008 to December, 2010. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. 2008 Nissan Qashqai is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (4 versions) and front wheel drive (6 versions).

Qashqai is a compact crossover that combines the best qualities of a traditional family hatchback with the capabilities of a compact SUV. This tough, robust and nimble vehicle was designed specifically for the city. High ground clearance and all-wheel drive are an undeniable advantage in modern city conditions. The Qashqai offers the consumer a little more than the usual compact class.

The model was created from a blank sheet to fill another market niche. The Qashqai is the first truly European Nissan - it was designed at Nissan NTCE in Cranfield, England, and took its final shape at the London design studio. The Qashqai is the first Nissan designed entirely through digital engineering.

The marketers have been creative in naming the car. The name "Qashqai" is taken from a name, an ancient Iranian, nomadic tribe living in Iran up to now. In Japan the model is sold under the name Dualis.

Qashqai has received a long bonnet, sloping roof line, massive underside of a body, protective arch, relief under-sill line and impressive ground clearance of 20 centimeters. The large air intake gives a sporty accent, and the massive rear bumper creates a feeling of reliability and protection.

The cabin is large enough, with plenty of room above the head and in the elbows. Designers tried to combine the atmosphere of a spacious family car and the mood of an aircraft cockpit. The division into the driver's area and passenger area was created. The dashboard is designed so that a number of functional buttons are concentrated around the centre of the steering wheel. The materials used in the interior are tasteful and clever. The black and chocolate front panel, the combined fabrics of the seats, the texture of the leather and plastics - all have succeeded not only visually, but also to the touch.

In Europe, the car is available with front- and all-wheel drive and with four engine options - two petrol engines (1.6L/115bhp and 2.0L/140bhp) and two diesels (1.5L/106bhp and 2.0 TD/150bhp). While the 1.6 engine is only available with manual and front-wheel drive, all combinations of two and all-wheel drive, manual transmission and variator are possible for the 2.0.

The manufacturer offers a wide range of optional equipment. European versions are optionally equipped with a glass roof and built-in high-quality navigation. Qashqai has four options: Visia, Acenta, Tekna and Tekna Pack.

Special mention should be made of the fact that Qashqai has won maximum five stars in tests Euro NCAP according to such parameter as protection of adult passengers. With that, Qashqai received the highest scores in both tests: both in front and side crashes, as well as the maximum number of points for the reminder system of not fastened seatbelts. The car also achieved a high score of four stars in the child protection test.

This Nissan is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 115 to 140 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 1.5 to 2.0 litres and power of from 103 to 150 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (6 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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Nissan Qashqai 2008 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.7 to 8.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.5 to 7.9 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Nissan Qashqai 2008 petrol engine version is Nissan Qashqai 1.6, consuming 6.7 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Nissan Qashqai 2008 diesel - Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi for 100 kilometers consumes 5.5 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Nissan Qashqai real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 10 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +13% for petrol engines and +7% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Nissan Qashqai modification.

Nissan Qashqai 2008 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 159 to 199 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 146 to 208 grams per kilometer. From Nissan Qashqai with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Nissan Qashqai 1.6 which produces an average of 159 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Nissan Qashqai diesels least CO2 distributes Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi - 146 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10 seconds has Nissan Qashqai 2.0 dCi version, conversely the tardiest one is Nissan Qashqai 2.0 dCi Automatic reaching this speed only in 12.4 seconds. The maximum top speed is 192 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 140 hp version (Nissan Qashqai 2.0).

Lenght of Nissan Qashqai is 434 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Nissan Qashqai is about 11 cm longer than Toyota RAV4, but 3 cm shorter than Mitsubishi Pajero. Nissan Qashqai gross weight is from 2072 to 2356 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Nissan Qashqai trunk space is 410 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1520 litres.

This Nissan is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 5500 €. According to user reviews, average Nissan Qashqai repair costs are 220 € per year. Users calculated Nissan Qashqai 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2500 € cost per year and 0.22 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 53%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Nissan Qashqai for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Nissan Qashqai prices and costs.

In user reviews Nissan Qashqai received average grade 7.4 (from 10) which is lower than average mark for similar aged cars (8.1). All authors of reviews would recommend Nissan Qashqai to the friend.

Nissan Qashqai modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Sep 2008 — Jan 2010

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.5 Diesel 103 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 1.6 Sep 2008 — Jan 2010

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 115 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 Jan 2008 — Jan 2010

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10 seconds

2.0 Petrol 140 HP 8.1 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 Automatic Sep 2008 — Jan 2010 2.0 Petrol 140 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic Front wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 All-Mode 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2010 2.0 Petrol 140 HP 8.4 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 All-Mode Automatic 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2010 2.0 Petrol 140 HP 8.3 l/100km Automatic All wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 dCi Sep 2008 — Jan 2010

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10 seconds

2.0 Diesel 150 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 dCi Automatic 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 dCi All-Mode 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2010 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Nissan Qashqai 2008 2.0 dCi All-Mode Automatic 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2010 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Nissan Qashqai service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Nissan Qashqai prices

Nissan Qashqai 2008 - 2010 crossover price in Latvia is from 3600 € to 8000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Nissan Qashqai price is below average - Nissan Qashqai is approximately for 23 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2008 - 2010 prices). The reason of Nissan Qashqai low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Nissan Qashqai 2010 price 6000 € 7000 € 8000 €
Nissan Qashqai 2009 price 3900 € 5000 € 6000 €
Nissan Qashqai 2008 price 3600 € 4200 € 5000 €

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Nissan Qashqai reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Nissan Qashqai reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 29.7 percent of Nissan Qashqai of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 23.4%.

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Nissan Qashqai 2008 features (options)

Percentage of Nissan Qashqai with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
82%
Rain sensor
75%
Conditioning
74%
Metallic paint
67%
Adjustable steering wheel
47%
Cruise control
44%
Rear parking sensors
30%
Heated seats
28%
Panoramic sunroof
24%
Xenon headlights
23%
Leather upholstery
16%
Rear-view camera
13%
Dimming mirrors
13%
Navigation
13%
Tire pressure control
12%
Roof bars (railings)
11%

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Nissan Qashqai reviews

Total 32 Nissan Qashqai owner reviews

Nissan Qashqai 2009 Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (new car) Owned for:80`000 kilometers (7 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 790 € (~ 112 € per year)
Total car rating:
8
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