Nissan Qashqai 2021 review - see how it wouldn't let me crash!
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Introducing the all-new Nissan Qashqai!

Now we’ve got a big announcement to make… We think this might be the most important new car launched in 2021! Why, we hear you ask? Well in the UK, this car is SO popular! The question is, does the new version of the Qashqai have what it takes to keep up with its predecessor, as well as the competition? Well, it’s time to find out!

When it comes to design, it really mirrors a traditional crossover SUV look, and once you’re inside, you’ll find a load of new tech and more than enough room for transporting a family around.

When it comes to performance, there’s just the one engine to choose from - a 1.3-litre turbo petrol. You’ll be able to get it with either 138hp or 156hp, while the latter can also come with AWD.

But what do you think - does it really warrant the £27,000 starting price? You’ll have to join Mat and find out!

00:00 Intro
00:54 Price
01:41 Exterior Design
02:19 Interior
05:00 Back Seats
06:41 Boot
08:40 Five Annoying Features
10:10 Five Cool Features
12:52 Engines
13:37 Driving
17:35 Verdict

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  • carwow

    What's your favourite Japanese car? Let us know below!

    • Annie Jane
      Annie Jane

      Nissan GTR R35

    • Slathibatfas

      Honda Integra

    • Savvis Savva
      Savvis Savva

      Lexus RX

    • Finlay Grayson
      Finlay Grayson

      Mitsubishi evo 8

    • Lock Down
      Lock Down

      Nissan GT-R Nismo - Mazda MX-5

  • Boon Heng Lim
    Boon Heng Lim

    Can demo loading a road bike into the boot?

  • Annie Jane
    Annie Jane

    there are a lot of SUVs beffore the nissan qashqai, like Toyota Rav4 or the Mitsubishi Pajero

  • Fabian Mirga
    Fabian Mirga

    Best car review love this guy

  • mudassir sheikh
    mudassir sheikh

    For this comment below for that comment below, the real review started after long 2:30 minutes later

  • S D
    S D

    In any case much better than the awful Tiguan

  • Hermann Suesskind
    Hermann Suesskind

    Lada Niva 1600 4x4

  • wasic md
    wasic md

    Can you make a review on 2021 Toyota Fortuner?

    • wasic md
      wasic md

      @CommodoreSinclair Im not sure man. But if it is available in the UK, then we can expect a shot from Matt.

    • CommodoreSinclair

      Is that a UK market car?


    What was that CVT gearbox fault message popping?!!!!

  • Reiss Spear
    Reiss Spear

    Could you add service costs and intervals to your reviews?

  • Tony Saunders
    Tony Saunders

    I love my 2015 tekna but want to buy a new 4wd hybrid as it gets a tad slippery over here in Iceland. Question for me is will the 4wd be available with the hybrid or even if it is should I go for one or a Rav4 or if I'm feeling like gambling with reliability a jeep compass plug in?

  • crimsonnightt

    Where is the little French bulldog??? Is he okay? Haven't seen the little doggie in a while.

  • Petrillo123 zbornak
    Petrillo123 zbornak

    Tried to configure one - their range and model designations are absolutely baffling! Why do they make this shit so complicated?

  • Mega films Rainbow
    Mega films Rainbow

    Wow they make big changes in design I really wouldn't know that is a nissan qashqai it's beautiful car I really like that I even like this car more than peogeot 3008 wich was my favorite but if I will have to choise I will go for qashqai this car have more safety features.

  • 911HRW

    Gearbox fault is payback for chucking the boot stuff into the grass. Nobody thought that was big or clever.

  • jollywollyU

    looks disgusting lol

  • Nikos Andronas
    Nikos Andronas

    the 1st SUV??....Not the Rav4 (since it was from the beginning 4x4)...i think it was Dodge Caliber (2006)

  • Cigu Cigu
    Cigu Cigu

    First impression, this car looks like a Lexus SUV.

  • Lock Down
    Lock Down

    Nissan Qashqai 2021 + Mazda CX-5 2021 + Honda Cr-V 2021 best Suv of 2021


    It looks bloody awful!

  • Sebastian Larsen
    Sebastian Larsen

    It has a petrol motor as a backup to generate electricity? Hahahahahahaha

  • Pikachu父

    I have a 5 year old qashqai, I’m so happy you were honest. I’m changing my car this week and I don’t know what to get, 😢😢😢

  • Kasim Mohamed
    Kasim Mohamed

    Hey matt why a bottle with Audi brand in a new Nissan car

  • PSCavalier 95
    PSCavalier 95

    The Vikings travelled to the America's 500 year's before Columbus.

    • Victor Fernández
      Victor Fernández

      Not to speak of the Chinese or other yellow people who arrived 1000 years before the vikings. But was Columbus who announced the existence of a New World out there.

  • judahdaneshtaol

    Car Rep: You are banned for abusing our cars Matt: 5.92M subscribers Car Rep: Sugar with your cappuccino?

  • J Alex
    J Alex

    I have to wait 2 months or more because no one knows when they will be.

  • ali hamza
    ali hamza

    I like it's exterior design

  • Richard Dastardly
    Richard Dastardly

    Auto gearbox no good, Manual is the way forward imo

  • NB 1294
    NB 1294

    Every other household in the UK owns a Qashqai.

  • Bob Down
    Bob Down

    Matt you should just call it a Renault qashqai

  • Barry Rathbone-Ledsom
    Barry Rathbone-Ledsom

    Thought Nissan had ditched the CVT gearbox? They are not brilliant unfortunately

  • latifa F
    latifa F

    Why no launch and brake test?

  • Priscilla Asafo-Adjei
    Priscilla Asafo-Adjei

    Lol.this man's review is interesting.i like

  • Tobi Top
    Tobi Top

    Thi best qashqai is qashqai +2 2009 . Yes it's simple but u got all that electronics and if u get android based cars computer instead original radio u will have all modern things .

  • Matt Cope
    Matt Cope

    Why the music in the background?

  • Rob Hiley
    Rob Hiley

    First family crossover vehicle was the Matra Rancho in the 70's & I always wanted one when I was growing up.

  • Ty Mac
    Ty Mac

    Not hard to tell Matt has a love for luxury and performance,.... when it comes to a regular affordable car its "that's the back, that's the side, he is not interested lol.

  • Mya Hayes
    Mya Hayes

    Matt is looking smoking hot today x

  • Reece Collison
    Reece Collison

    1.3L engine for a large SUV like that? Nah mate

  • lalos

    stop drive on the wrong side of the road and you will get full size glowbox.

  • missdiva421

    Mat makes me laugh so much, first we had the stick of truth and now we have the bottle slap of contempt 😂😂

  • Toolsy Sunjeeve
    Toolsy Sunjeeve

    Not even in my dreams I will buy another qashqai in my life

  • Mohamed El Henawy
    Mohamed El Henawy

    If you reviewed the Tucson same as you did with this" little one "..would have been fair :) Great review anyway, thanks Mate

  • Joshua Mukwevho
    Joshua Mukwevho

    The only thing I hate about this guy, is the the way he handle cars while reviewing them. You can just make me feel like you just criticizing it than reviewing it. Please be gentle, those are just Cars.

  • Lino Vieira
    Lino Vieira

    It was the Subaru forester

  • Simon Wall
    Simon Wall

    Subaru Forester st turbo Mat.

  • HJ 0326 editing_tuning
    HJ 0326 editing_tuning

    Why dose the C pillar remind me about the Lexus RX?

  • barry sayer
    barry sayer

    The Austin Maxi?

  • Pedro Areias
    Pedro Areias

    Yes, the importance to the humanity of the Rav4 or the Qashqai is at the same level of Cristóvão Colombo. Thank god you guys got kicked out of the European Union.

  • john garnham
    john garnham

    First was the Honda CRV I think?

  • Steven McAleer
    Steven McAleer

    What a shame you guys aren't in Australia.

  • George P
    George P

    What a disgusting car

  • Michael Costello
    Michael Costello

    The 1984 Jeep Cherokee XJ is widely considered to be the first SUV.

  • Ivan Fairweather
    Ivan Fairweather

    Fiat Multipla or the Dymaxion?

  • SadBunny

    I hate how apple carplay/android audio are part of expensive trim levels of cars. This is just unfair.

  • Ashu Arong
    Ashu Arong

    Is a beautiful design car. I love the dash, the gear leaver is "sweet". 😂

  • Fernando Vargas
    Fernando Vargas

    Great machine Nissan Quashqai 2022 for Boston and the whole country…. Cool video

  • sicboi

    According to Donut Media, first unibody SUV was the Jeep Cherokee, 1984.

  • danny harty
    danny harty

    Why can't they just leave a good thing alone

  • Benton Melvin
    Benton Melvin

    The cvt fault and the fact its a new nissan. xD

  • Hameed Issa
    Hameed Issa

    jeep cherokee was the first

  • aiden

    This guy gives me James Milner vibes.. and I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.

  • Sven King
    Sven King

    So far, everyone seems to have a different idea as to which was the first crossover. But in my experience, the first company to actually use the term crossover in its vehicle description was Toyota with the Venza which came out shortly after the Chrysler Pacifica , which was in my opinion the first crossover. Everything else was either a small suv, or a wagon by their own definitions. Today, the dodge magnum would be considered a crossover, but it was released as a wagon. The “crossover” was originally a cross between a sedan and a minivan. That later evolved into a cross between an suv and a sedan, then eventually all small to medium SUV’s somehow fit the bill.

  • Gary Shook
    Gary Shook

    The 79 AMC Eagle was the first. My parents had one. Although they did not have the Rancho.

  • Se Bastian
    Se Bastian

    omg you made me crazy playing withe shifter!!!!:-D

  • Zoheb Shaikh
    Zoheb Shaikh

    When are you getting your hand on Arkana?

  • A G.
    A G.

    Fiat Panda?

  • Guimazor

    Make a review of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or the new Outlander.

  • Hrvoje

    That Aircon controls.... Rimac?

  • This Is James
    This Is James

    Christopher Columbus didn't even go to America, he went to the Bahamas and a different ship went to America. He discovered the Americas meaning the continents south and north...

  • datsunruss

    I don't mean to be - ehh - mean. But if you watch this with sound off you look severely hampered in a mental way. Sorry Matt.

  • Vitaliy

    ВАЗ "НИВА" !!!

  • Ian Diru
    Ian Diru

    But its a Nissan

  • Darrell Pearson
    Darrell Pearson

    It was the Dodge Caravan/ Plymouth Voyager launched for the 1984 model year.....

  • Chris Lowes
    Chris Lowes

    The wings & the bonnet !?!? You mean - the fenders & the hood ! C’mon Mat.

  • Eric Liu
    Eric Liu

    Very good.

  • Irfys vlogs
    Irfys vlogs

    Jeep Cherokee was the first family SUV I think

  • Rune Dyrting
    Rune Dyrting

    Act like an adult. It`s about the car, not about you!

  • Apti Newim
    Apti Newim

    Nissan Kumquat. -Jeremy Clarkson

  • Kaliska

    Outside looks bearable, but since owning a crapqai in the past I'd never touch them again. Ended up hating it with a passion!

  • Arsalan Zahedi Rad
    Arsalan Zahedi Rad

    I really like nissan new design. it is gorgeous. their car’s design was very boring before. Good Job Nissan 👍

  • Nikolasmar

    You should make a video with the cars you have recommend to go and buy it. I remember one, the skoda caroq.

  • Rich Jenn
    Rich Jenn

    Ugly pig of a car - I weep when I recall the classics like the Primera J11

  • TrueSkeptic

    Haha passive aggressive review, I kind of like it :D

  • Daniel Rasmussen
    Daniel Rasmussen

    Looks kinda like a mix of Peugeot 3008 and Opel Grandland.

  • Lotanna Ezeagu
    Lotanna Ezeagu

    Looks like a lexus

  • cars

    Do a race with new nissan qashqai and the all new nissan x-trail

  • Andrew Ling
    Andrew Ling

    Worse review you’ve done. Missed a some of the new features like the new HUD and that the whole range is Hybrid. Attitude was “I can’t be arsed to do this review properly but it’s one of the biggest sellers in the UK. And we need to advertise CarWow.”

  • cars

    Mat do on video with 2023 Nissan X-trail

  • Brian Bridle
    Brian Bridle

    Still Qashqai but CVT autos appalling.

  • Neeraj Kumar
    Neeraj Kumar

    Nissan will fire you😂😂😂

  • TheAtheist

    Thumbs down. Reason:You’re not commenting on fuel consumption and performance which is important.


    Que tal humildad.

  • hj brubaker
    hj brubaker

    All that money and no spare wheel.

  • Bashar muhammad
    Bashar muhammad

    Mat when you are hating any car .. Just don't make review for it .

  • navratilj

    The interior looks really dated already...

  • Rennzzo S
    Rennzzo S

    00:37: My dad used to say "bloomin' " just like you do: "bluh-min' ". It's hilarious.

  • Welcome Creator
    Welcome Creator

    Forgot to mention how there are now air vents in the back! Good news

  • Jeet Tej
    Jeet Tej

    I think carwow are upset ,they were the last asked to review.

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    Entunna for Viewers