Nissan Qashqai dimensions

See if the Nissan Qashqai's dimensions are right for you: length, width and boot space compared with rivals

BuyaCar team
Sep 30, 2018

It may look tall and imposing but the Nissan Qashqai is barely any longer or wider than a family hatchback, such as a Ford Focus. By combining the high driving position of an off-roader with more compact family car dimensions, Nissan’s crossover should fit in most parking spaces or your driveway (if not your garage).

You can check the car’s precise dimensions, as well as its interior space and towing capacity below.

For more information read out Nissan Qashqai buying guide.

Nissan Qashqai dimensions: exterior

The extra height of the Nissan Qashqai makes the interior feel spacious and airy, even though it’s shorter than most crossovers and has a wheelbase that’s average in length. This is the distance between the front and the back wheels, which gives good indication of the amout of interior space for passengers.

Nissan Qashqai dimensions: exterior

Compared with similar cars



Shorter than average

Width without mirrors



Width with mirrors












Nissan Qashqai boot space

It's when you get to the compact dimensions of the Qashqai's boot that you realise how Nissan has been able to make a crossover that's shorter than most, but still spacious for passengers.

The boot is smaller than average when compared with most rivals, whether you have the rear seats up or down. The boot opening might be wide without a lip, so you can slide luggage in, but once you have put a baby buggy or a big shop in the boot, there’s not a lot of space for much else.

Nissan Qashqai boot space

Compared with similar cars

Boot space with seats up

430 litres

Smaller than average

Boot space with seats down

1585 litres




Nissan Qashqai towing capacity

Avoid a petrol-powered Xtronic automatic Nissan Qashqai if you’re planning to tow anything large, because it can’t cope with a trailer or caravan that’s heavier than 1,000kg.

Other versions have larger towing limits, all the way up to 1800kg with the dCi 130 manual diesel model. It’s more useful, but still less than the 2,000kg - or more - that can be towed by rivals including the Peugeot 3008, Kia Sportage and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Nissan Qashqai towing capacity (smallest to largest)

Towing capacity: braked

1000 - 1800kg

Towing capacity: unbraked

675 - 750kg



Nissan Qashqai weight

A car’s kerbweight includes the driver, some luggage and fuel to simulate real-world driving. The Qashqai is barely heavier than a family hatchback, which helps to reduce fuel consumption and makes it more agile in corners, where it’s less likely to lean.

Nissan Qashqai weight (lightest to heaviest)





Nissan Qashqai fuel tank

Most Qashqais have 55-litre fuel tanks. When filled, you should be able to manage at least 500 miles between fill-ups. The most economical dCi 110 cars will go for up to 800 miles on a single tank if you drive efficiently.

Four-wheel drive and higher-powered petrol Qashqais are fitted with a larger 65-litre tank, ensuring that these thirstier cars can manage around 600 miles or more before having to refuel.

Nissan Qashqai fuel tank capacity

Petrol fuel tank

55 litres (65l in DiG-T 163 & 4x4 models)

Diesel fuel tank

55 litres (65l in 4x4 models)



Nissan Qashqai turning circle

A smaller-than-average turning circle (the amount of space needed to turn the car in the opposit direction) together with its compact dimensions help make the Qashqai easy to manoeuvre in tight spots.

Nissan Qashqai turning circle

Compared with similar cars

Turning circle


Less than average



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