In the sub-compact SUV market, traffic levels are starting to rise and automakers are beginning to recognize the needs of the consumer. While there are many models to choose from, the Nissan Qashqai impresses for several reasons. To better highlight its characteristics, we’ll compare it to the Honda HR-V, which is occasionally used as a benchmark in sub-compact SUVs.
Alma Nissan in Lac-Saint-Jean knows its 2020 Nissan Qashqai particularly well. Here it reveals its SUV’s winning recipe by comparing it to the 2020 Honda HR-V.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK: QASHQAI OR HR-V?
First of all, the Nissan Qashqai performs better than the Honda HR-V. Equipped with a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine, the Qashqai develops 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. Its rival doesn’t get the same performance with a torque of 127 lb-ft.
In terms of styling, the Nissan Qashqai has a much sportier and bolder look thanks to 19-inch all-black alloys, smoked headlights and taillights, as well as a blackened front grille treatment and glossy black mirror caps. Already, it’s more attractive than its more traditional-looking rival. In fact, the Honda HR-V isn’t very jazzy.
Inside, the 2020 Nissan Qashqai subcompact SUV offers PVC/Alcantara-trimmed seats, soft-touch materials, bright black vents and a black roof. Down to the smallest detail, Japanese designers wanted to give more quality to their SUV, which has been very successful not only in Europe, but also in Canada and Quebec. In 2019, the Nissan Qashqai has crossed the threshold of 300,000 sales in Europe. This best-selling model, produced at over three million units in Europe since 2006, has recently benefited from the renewal of its powertrains and seen its technologies greatly enhanced. In Canada, figures show that the Nissan Qashqai has the highest sales growth at Nissan between 2018 and 2019, at 38.8%, and that it is thus very popular.
Going one step further, the 2020 Qashqai features a centre screen, with a standard NissanConnect infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay integration, Android Auto, USB ports and integrated Wi-Fi. The Honda HR-V also offers these kinds of features and its interior remains user-friendly.
In addition to being more dynamic, the Qashqai SUV is also smarter than its rival because it benefits from many advanced technologies that come standard, such as the ProPILOT Assist driver assistance system that monitors highway driving, helps keep the vehicle in the lane, regulates speed and manages traffic congestion.
In addition, there is the Intelligent Parking Assist automated parking function, whereby the system uses advanced sensors to identify a suitable parking space and then performs the maneuver autonomously. The 2020 Honda HR-V does not offer as many features as the 2020 Qashqai, remaining within the norm.
But what really sets the Qashqai apart from the HR-V is its price. Of all the comparisons, Nissan’s SUV is the most economical to buy or lease. Nearly $3,000 separates it from the HR-V in the entry-level version. It’s also more fuel-efficient (8.4 L/100 km vs. 8.5 L/100 km) and has more trunk space (1,730 litres vs. 1,583 litres for the HR-V).
All in all, at the finish line, the Nissan Qashqai is significantly more attractive than its rival, the Honda HR-V. It offers you more value for your money, you’ll have more cargo space in the trunk and it’s much more user-friendly and efficient than the 2020 Honda HR-V.
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