Dacia Duster 2010 vs Nissan Qashqai 2010

Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Nissan Qashqai
2010 - 2014
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Diesel1.5 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 107 HP110 HP
Torque: 240 NM240 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.8 seconds12.4 seconds
Dacia Duster engine produces 3 HP less power than Nissan Qashqai, the torque is the same for both cars. Despite less power, Dacia Duster reaches 100 km/h speed 0.6 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.34.9
Real fuel consumption: 6.2 l/100km5.8 l/100km
The Nissan Qashqai is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Dacia Duster consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Nissan Qashqai, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Dacia Duster could require 60 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Dacia Duster consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Nissan Qashqai.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres65 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 940 km in combined cycle1320 km in combined cycle
1020 km on highway1470 km on highway
800 km with real consumption1120 km with real consumption
Nissan Qashqai gets more mileage on one fuel tank.
Ground clearance: 210 mm (8.3 inches)201 mm (7.9 inches)


Engine production duration: 8 years8 years


Length: 4.32 m4.33 m
Width: 1.82 m1.78 m
Height: 1.63 m1.62 m
Both cars are similar in size. Dacia Duster is 2 cm shorter than the Nissan Qashqai, 4 cm wider, while the height of Dacia Duster is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 475 litres388 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1604 litres1513 litres
Dacia Duster has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Dacia Duster has 87 litres more trunk space than the Nissan Qashqai. The Nissan Qashqai may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Dacia Duster (by 91 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the Dacia Duster is 0.2 metres more than that of the Nissan Qashqai.
Power steering: Hydraulic power steeringElectric power steering
Hydraulic power steering is technologically more complex, louder, increases fuel consumption and requires more servicing. It has the advantages of more power, less strain on the car's electrical system and better feedback (feeling) when steering.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7551`930
Safety: no data

Nissan Qashqai has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Dacia Duster has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Nissan Qashqai, so Nissan Qashqai quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 56007600
Rating in user reviews: 7.6/10 7.1/10
Pros and Cons: Dacia Duster has
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • hydraulic power steering
  • lower price
Nissan Qashqai has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • electric power steering
  • fewer faults
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