Best used 2014-2021 Nissan Qashqai PCP finance deals

If you want SUV Looks and a higher driving position but only have a family hatchback budget, the Nissan Qashqai is a great choice

John Evans Matt Rigby
Jul 21, 2021

The second-generation Nissan Qashqai, launched in 2014 and updated in 2017, continues the job its predecessor started – namely, being one of the best value, best equipped and most stylish family SUVs you can buy.

Add a pleasant drive, a relatively roomy interior and a reasonably sized boot and it’s a good all-rounder in a market awash with appealing rivals. One thing, though: the Qashqai rides more comfortably and is more economical on smaller wheels. The 19-inch rims on high-spec versions make it feel quite firm and bumpy, so unless you love the looks and are willing to put up with an uncomfortable ride, save your money and stick to models with smaller wheels.

The entry-level Visia trim doesn’t offer all that many creature comforts, but move up the trim levels and the luxuries accumulate quickly. Top versions include Nissan’s impressive SafetyShield tech to keep you safe on the road.

The Nissan Qashqai is available with four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive. However, considering the extra weight and negative impact on fuel consumption of the four-wheel-drive mechanicals, we’d recommend sticking with the more popular front-wheel-drive models.

The addition of four-wheel drive certainly doesn't turn the Qashqai into a go-anywhere 4x4, but does make it a more useful tow car, and offers a little more all-weather grip. If you are looking for a dedicated tow car, check out our articles on the best small tow cars and the best medium tow cars. You can also read more on our Nissan Qashqai buyers' guide.

An update in 2017 brought in sharper styling, plusher cabin materials and useful improvements in fit and finish, so later models are well worth seeking out if your budget allows. And since there's a brand new version on the roads now, prices for the outgoing Qashqai are likely to represent even better value.

Used Nissan Qashqai PCP offers

Nissan Qashqai Visia offers

Entry-level Visia trim was never a big seller, but someone looking for a reasonably well-equipped family SUV for hatchback money would do well to check it out. All the essentials are here, including air-conditioning, Bluetooth, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, hill-start assist and electric front and rear windows. Crucially, it also has a 60:40 split-folding rear seat, a feature not often included on entry-level models.

You do get steel wheels rather than more stylish alloy wheels and the steering wheel is plastic rather than leather, but otherwise, it’s a smart-looking trim featuring body-coloured bumpers and wing mirrors that avoids looking too basic.

Used Nissan Qashqai Visia

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Nissan Qashqai Acenta offers

This is the level at which the Nissan Qashqai starts to shine with dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, plus automatic lights and wipers all part of the deal.

Look for Acenta Premium trim which includes Nissan’s Smart Vision Pack comprising lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and front and rear parking sensors. Other features include keyless entry, sat-nav, a digital radio and a panoramic glass roof.

Acenta Premium models were more expensive than basic Acenta variants when new, although it was possible to specify the Smart Vision pack alone on an Acenta for £500. Pick up a used model, however, and the difference is likely to be far smaller, making Acenta versions a great used purchase.

Nissan Qashqai Acenta
Nearly new Qashqai Acenta

BuyaCar prices from £23,995
Monthly finance from £348*

Nissan Qashqai Acenta
Used Nissan Qashqai Acenta

BuyaCar prices from £9,865
Monthly finance from £202*

Nissan Qashqai N-tec offers

Mid-range N-tec trim arrived in 2014 as a replacement for Acenta Premium. It adds a big dose of technology to the Qashqai in the shape of a 360-degree parking camera that you operate via the touchscreen media system, and Nissan’s Smart Vision pack (lane departure warning system, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, high beam assist and front and rear parking sensors). Given the Qashqai’s poor rearward vision, finding a used model with this pack is a sensible idea.

Also included is an engine starter button and electric-folding door mirrors, that make squeezing the Qashqai into tight parking bays that bit easier, along with smart 18-inch alloy wheels.

For just £550 more, new buyers could have N-tec+ with a full-length panoramic sunroof and roof rails. The modest price increase explains why, today, you’ll find many more used N-tec+ than N-tec models, generally with around £500 still separating them.

Nissan Qashqai N-tec
Used Nissan Qashqai N-Tec

BuyaCar prices from £9,995
Monthly finance from £210*

Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta offers

Of all the trims, this one dominates the BuyaCar listings. It arrived with the 2017 update as a replacement for N-tec and N-tec+. Like those trims, it’s well equipped, with highlights being rear parking sensors, electric windows all-round, sat-nav and the Smart Vision pack.

You're sure to find a decent N-Connecta model to suit your budget, making this one of the best Nissan Qashqai options to choose.

Nearly new Qashqai N-Connecta

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Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta
Used Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta

BuyaCar prices from £11,395
Monthly finance from £215*

Nissan Qashqai Tekna offers

Luxury is the name of the game with this Tekna trim. Technology includes Bluetooth, cruise control, hill-start assist, dual-zone air-conditioning, automatic lights and wipers, a digital radio, a seven-inch touchscreen media system and a reversing camera.

But then this model really gets into its stride with features such as a panoramic glass roof that helps make the bland interior brighter and airier, LED headlights for night-piercing illumination and 19-inch alloy wheels. There’s also a full leather interior, heated seats, intelligent park assist and electric seats.

If all that’s not enough, there’s Tekna+ boasting quilted Nappa leather seats with memory function and power adjustment for the driver, and power adjustment alone for the front passenger. As a brand new car, it was very expensive but, today, a 2017-registered example could be yours from £13,690 on BuyaCar.

As mentioned above, though, those large alloy wheels reduce comfort, with all that metal between you and the road making the ride somewhat uncomfortable. So, if comfort is high up on your list of priorities you may want to go for a model with smaller wheels.

Nissan Qashqai Tekna
Nearly new Nissan Qashqai Tekna

BuyaCar prices from £30,995
Monthly finance from £457*

Nissan Qashqai Tekna
Used Nissan Qashqai Tekna

BuyaCar prices from £11,500
Monthly finance from £221*

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.

 

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