Dacia Duster 2010 vs Nissan Qashqai 2010

Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Nissan Qashqai
2010 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Diesel1.5 Diesel


Power: 85 HP103 HP
Torque: 201 NM240 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.9 seconds12.5 seconds
Nissan Qashqai is a more dynamic driving.
Dacia Duster engine produces 18 HP less power than Nissan Qashqai, whereas torque is 39 NM less than Nissan Qashqai. Due to the lower power, Dacia Duster reaches 100 km/h speed 2.4 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.35.3
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres65 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 940 km in combined cycle1220 km in combined cycle
1020 km on highway1380 km on highway
800 km with real consumption1100 km with real consumption
Nissan Qashqai gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)Front wheel drive (FWD)

Dacia Duster has 4x4: Duster`s 4x4 system is adapted from Nissan Quashqai. It has 2WD, AUTO and LOCK modes which are selectable with a button. In 2WD mode the vehicle is FWD. In AUTO mode, the vehicle is normally FWD, but if wheel slip occurs, the rear wheels are engaged to gain traction. In LOCK mode (available at speeds up to 60km/h), the center differential splits torque 50/50 front/rear.

Ground clearance: 210 mm (8.3 inches)201 mm (7.9 inches)


Length: 4.32 m4.33 m
Width: 1.82 m1.78 m
Height: 1.63 m1.61 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: 473 litres410 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 63 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`8381`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 (€): 52007600
Rating in user reviews: 7.6/10 7.1/10
Pros and Cons: Dacia Duster has
  • has 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
  • hydraulic power steering
  • lower price
Nissan Qashqai has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • electric power steering
  • fewer faults
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