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Written by : Saffron Wilson

Published on:: 23/11/2018

Nissan Qashqai vs Ford Kuga – Which should you choose?

SUVs are all the rage on both the new and used car market. With so many to choose from now, it can be hard to decide which SUV is right for you.

The Nissan Qashqai and Ford Kuga are sure to be part of your shortlist, and we’ve done the legwork for you so you can choose which would suit you better!

To compare the Nissan Qashqai and the Kia Sportage, click here. 

Price

The Kuga carries a premium over the equivalent Nissan, but the difference in price isn’t as noticeable as you might think on the used car market.

When shopping for a used vehicle, be sure to consider the mileage and type of trim that a car has before you commit, so you know you’re getting the best buy for your cash.


Styling

The Qashqai got a new look in 2017, with the grille enlarged and more prominent with more angular features. This angular theme is noticeable through the headlights and air intakes too.

Inside the Nissan has a fresh new look, making it a more luxurious and calming place to be.

In the same vein, the Kuga also got a facelift in 2017. Similar to the Nissan, the grille has become a more prominent feature. Plus, the lights for both the front and back have become more angular and have a defined square shape.

The dash in the Kuga has been modified to look a lot sleeker, and the infotainment screen is a lot more accommodating too.

If you’re looking for more of a performance piece, then the Kuga is the way to go as it has an ST Line version. The most recent model was launched in 2018, so you might not find many of these on the used market yet!


Interior

In the standard model, the Nissan Qashqai has AUX connectivity, and as a fitted extra, Bluetooth! As you go up the trims, you’ll be able to find features such as USB connectivity, alloy wheels and in the Tekna trim, intelligent park assist.

Comparing trim to trim, the Kuga has more features as standard. The Zetec (the lower trim) has alloys, a heated front windscreen and DAB radio. The further up the trims you go you’ll find features such as a rear camera, park assist and premium Sony speakers which includes a sub-woofer.


Engines

If you’re looking for a vehicle based on the average MPG, then the Qashqai is the one to go for with its dCi 1 10 manual achieving 70.6mpg. But you will need to keep in mind that in general with the majority of engines across the range, there isn’t much difference between the two SUVs.

If you’re after more performance, then the Kuga will shine as it generally has quicker 0-62 speeds, but if you choose the DIG-T 163 Manual engine in the Qashqai, you’ll beat the Kuga there too.

Nissan Qashqai

       

Engine

CO2 (g/km)

MPG (combined)

0-62mpg (seconds)

Fuel type

DIG-T 115 manual

133

48.7

10.6

Petrol

DIG-T 115 auto

133

48.7

12.9

Petrol

DIG-T 163 Manual

138

47.1

8.9

Petrol

dCi 1 10 Manual

103

70.6

11.9

Diesel

dCi 1 30 manual

120

31.4

9.9

Diesel

dCi 1 30 auto

128

57.6

11.1

Diesel

dCi 1 30 manual 4x4

133

55.4

10.5

Diesel

 

Ford Kuga

       

Engine

CO2 (g/km)

MPG (combined)

0-62mpg (seconds)

Fuel type

1.5 EcoBoost (120 PS [88kW])

143

45.6

12.5

Petrol

1.5 EcoBoost (150 PS [110kW])

143

45.6

9.7

Petrol

1.5 EcoBoost (182 PS [134kW])

171

38.2

10.1

Petrol

2.0 Duratorq TDCi (150 PS [110kW])

122

60.1

10.1

Diesel

2.0 Duratorq TDCi (150 PS [110kW])

135

54.3

9.9

Diesel

2.0 Duratorq TDCi (150 PS [110kW])

134

54.3

10.9

Diesel

2.0 Duratorq TDCi (180 PS [132kW])

135

54.3

9.2

Diesel

2.0 Duratorq TDCi (180 PS [132kW])

134

54.3

10

Diesel

 

Please be aware that the fuel consumption figures and the CO2 emissions change slightly according to alloy wheel size. We have given the consumption and emission rates for the bigger alloys here.


The decider – which should you choose?

If features are your thing, then the Kuga delivers as it has more as standard throughout the trim levels. The Kuga also offers a more prestige driving experience and overall feels a lot more premium when compared to the Qashqai, but this is reflected in the price.

The Qashqai is a versatile family SUV which offers better value for money. This Nissan also has a wider range of engines when compared with the Kuga, meaning you can find more MPG and more performance. Plus, if you are willing to pay a little more, you’ll be able to find plenty of features too.

 

 

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