This latest generation Nissan Qashqai has been a long time coming, with the previous model gracing our roads for the better part of a decade. So has the wait been worth it for this “Baby X-Trail”? Well, frankly, we think so: this small SUV from Nissan blew us away with its premium interior, practicality, and safety technology, and not to mention it drives like a champ as well. It’s not all perfect though, so let's deep dive into everything we found out during our test of the top-spec 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti.
How much does the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti cost?
The 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti was the flagship in the Nissan Qashqai lineup for the current model year (2023) - however, Nissan is adding a Ti e-Power Hybrid to the range for 2024, so the range is priced as follows:
2024 Nissan Qashqai ST - $33,890 excl. on-roads
2024 Nissan Qashqai ST+ - $37,890 excl. on-roads
2024 Nissan Qashqai ST-L - $42,190 excl. on-roads
2024 Nissan Qashqai TI - $47,390 excl. on-roads
2024 Nissan Qashqai TI E-Power (hybrid) - $51,590 excl. on-roads
Note: The 2-tone versions are available at an additional cost of $500 over the respective models.
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What do we think of the exterior looks of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti?
The new Qashqai is honestly gorgeous, especially in this Magnetic Blue paint. A two-tone Black Pearl roof finish is available on all models for an extra $500.
Given the age of the previous generation, this is a major improvement in every way and is probably one of the only cars of recent memory in which the front grille hasn’t doubled in size.
In fact, the entire front has been very tastefully brought up to date with some slim, sharp-angled headlights with LED daytime running lights that actually extend around the side of the car quite far, it’s a cool look with the body-coloured inserts too.
The newly updated Nissan logo sits proudly in the centre, along with the classic chrome garnishing and some small aero ducts to help streamline air along the sides of the car.
On the side of the Nissan Qashqai Ti spec, you’ll find some nice-looking 19-inch alloys with quite a decent amount of tread, and as you’ll see in the driving section this thing drives very well on the road.
You’ll also see all the new cuts and creases Nissan has added that make this car look way more modern than its predecessor.
Coming towards the rear end which is probably the best-looking angle of the car, you’ll see some tinted privacy glass, some roof rails, and a floating roof design that wraps around nicely to the back of the car.
The rear has also been very tastefully refreshed in a minimal way, though there isn’t any badging to signify that this is the top-of-the-range Qashqai.
Instead, you get the new Nissan badge in the centre with some large Qashqai lettering below it.
The taillights have also been redesigned with a cool 3D effect that wraps around the side.
Thankfully there are no tacky false tailpipes in sight, instead, you get a black and grey plastic bumper that actually integrates nicely with the rest of the rear.
Overall, this new Nissan Qashqai doesn’t feel overdone in the styling department and looks like a healthy update to a nameplate that was starting to feel a little long in the tooth.
What’s the interior and connectivity like of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti?
Being a small SUV in Australia, the Nissan Qashqai has its work cut out for it - competing against cars like the Mazda CX-30, Toyota Corolla Cross, and Kia Seltos - which is quite stiff competition.
It is clear that Nissan took this competition seriously; because this interior blew us away completely. Firstly, I have to say that this two-tone black and blue leather interior is really nice and a welcome respite from the entirely-black interiors that seem to be commonplace in a lot of new cars.
Continuing on with these materials, it is pretty much soft-touch and premium everywhere you look and touch around the interior - and that is across the range. Yes, the Ti is getting up there in terms of price, but sitting in an ST-L still feels just as nice albeit you miss out on a lot of the comfort features.
The seats on the other hand are exclusive to the Ti grade, they come with diamond-quilted soft leather, bucketloads of support, and even a weird massage function that seems to be pumping air in and out of your lumber support. They are super comfortable and premium and come with heating, but as Matt mentioned in our video review - they aren’t necessary for most people, and you’ll most likely be just as happy with an ST-L.
Speaking of heating, your steering wheel is also heated and is a nice leather unit, which is the case of the ST-L grade and above. The multi-function buttons are laid out logically including your buttons to control the Nissan ProPILOT adaptive cruise control system which works amazingly well - more on that later.
A great inclusion is the enormous panoramic sunroof that is essentially the entire ceiling of the car and lets heaps of natural light in, unfortunately, it is just a glass roof that doesn’t open.
In terms of technology, the Nissan Qashqai has been catapulted right to the top of the segment, which is saying a lot because the Toyota Corolla Cross really wowed us with its displays. Up ahead of the driver is a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, the same across the whole range. The screen is bright and sharp, and it offers a couple of different display views and some light customisation without feeling too convoluted.
You also get a heads-up display on this top-spec Qashqai with some limited functionality, but it is bright and legible and works fine, but again is up to personal preference about whether the extra cost is worthwhile.
Coming to the main infotainment screen, you get another massive 12.3-inch touchscreen on all models except the base ST, and it is a really good system featuring wireless Apple Carplay, wired Android Auto, inbuilt satellite navigation, and digital radio. The colours are accurate and text is super visible even in bright daylight, and the interface is intuitively laid out.
In terms of audio quality, the Ti spec gets a pretty great Bose sound system with subwoofers in the back that is a significant upgrade to the overall music listening experience, so if that is important to you, that might put you over the edge between the ST-L and the Ti grades.
Notably, the Nissan Qashqai still gets physical climate controls which is a BIG plus - there’s nothing more annoying than having to go through three separate menus just to turn your heated seats off - thankfully everything is just a single button press away which is very convenient to use. It’s not all perfect though - we struggled to get the climate settings configured in a way so that the air blowing out wasn’t too hot or too cold - an ironic problem given that the Qashqai is known to be the “Goldilocks” car in the Nissan SUV range.
The automatic shifter is an interesting shift-by-wire slider thing that works fine, though it is housed in a unit that takes up a lot of space in the centre console.
Storage around the cabin is decent, with a couple of well-placed cupholders, a nice central armrest with plenty of storage inside, an adequate glove compartment, and large door bins too!
Connectivity is great with USB-C and USB-A ports hidden away in the storage area in the central armrest, and a cable passthrough for charging devices. You also get a wireless charger above the shifter as well as a 12V socket.
So overall this is a very premium interior, no matter which grade you go for! I would say that the Ti does feel more special in a few places, especially the seats, but really you get most of the main inclusions on the ST+ or ST-L grades so I’d be seriously looking into those specs since they are quite a bit cheaper than this Nissan Qashqai Ti.
What about the Back seats of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti?
The back seats do not disappoint - being a smaller SUV you won’t be getting too much space in the sideways dimension, but we found that leg room and toe room are quite good.
The headroom is also very impressive, even considering the glass roof that extends all the way to the back.
Amenities in the back are also good - you get some air vents, as well as some nice leather mat pockets.
Connectivity is the same as the front so rear occupants don’t get FOMO - you get a USB-C and USB-A port which is good to see.
Material quality has taken a slight hit with some hard scratchy plastic lining the top of the door, but that two-tone leather interior saves the day again with some soft leather in the areas that most people touch which maintains that premium feeling.
The seats are another highlight, they continue that diamond quilted theme from the front seats, unfortunately, the outboard seats aren’t heated or anything like that as can be seen on some competitors, but they are still very comfortable, premium feeling, and offer loads of support.
How much can the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti fit in the boot?
The 2024 Nissan Qashqai range has one of the largest boot spaces in the small SUV segment at 429L, just falling short of the Mazda CX-5 at 442L.
The above figure is for the ST, ST+, and ST-L models, but since the Ti gets a subwoofer, this capacity decreases slightly to 418L, which is still a massive amount of space.
It is also a very cleverly packaged cargo area, with ample under-floor storage, as well as the ability to place dividers on the floor to avoid smaller things being thrown around too much.
Dropping the back seats expands the capacity to a massive 1513L which is more than enough to fit most larger items you’ll be lugging around.
What’s under the bonnet of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti?
The entire 2024 Nissan Qashqai range (except the e-Power models) is powered by the same 1.3-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, which puts out 110kW of power, 250Nm of torque to the front wheels exclusively, through a new generation “X-Tronic” CVT automatic transmission.
This represents a humble 4kW bump over previous models, with a more substantial boost coming in the way of torque; with this new Qashqai producing 50Nm more than the last generation.
It is also more efficient than previous versions, which ran with a 2.0-litre petrol engine, combined fuel economy is now an estimated 6.1L/100km, down from nearly 7L/100km. Keep in mind that this new engine requires premium unleaded.
As of late October, Nissan confirmed the addition of it’s e-Power Hybrid technology into the Qashqai range, meaning that you will be able to purchase the Ti grade with a 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder engine combined with a high-output battery and electric motor to produce 140kW of power. For more information about this innovative powertrain, read our 2023 Nissan X-Trail e-Power Review.
How does the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti drive?
Having virtually no experience behind the wheel of the previous Nissan Qashqai, we went into this part of testing with similarly little expectations. What we found were some things that impressed us, and other things that could be improved.
Firstly, having a CVT isn’t always a negative thing, yes they can be quite noisy, however, this transmission behaved like a normal automatic, rowing through the different “gears” realistically and actually providing decent responsiveness. I wouldn’t say it is the greatest transmission, and it had moments of sluggishness around town - especially in stop/start scenarios, as well as times when it seemed to just hold the revs too high, but in general, it was an unnoticeable aspect of the driving experience which is exactly what this transmission ought to be.
Taking this car to our usual twisty roads to test out its performance was surprising, we found that it cornered quite well, particularly in sport mode, and the steering felt very direct. There is some body roll which is to be expected, though we found ourselves taking corners at some pretty decent speeds, despite this.
Moving on to driving comfort, the suspension is tuned to be buttery smooth, and it handles bumps and imperfections on Australian roads with no drama. Given the amount of quality soft-touch materials in the cabin, you also get very little vibration and road noise, apart from the CVT drone occasionally. Overall, it is a quiet and luxurious place to be.
On the freeway is where the Qashqai shines, with its full suite of Nissan ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving systems that essentially do all the work for you. It is also very simple to operate with a single button to start, and easy speed controls on the steering wheel. It is also remarkably good at picking up on road lines, as the lane-centering controls worked on roads that would be difficult for most other cars, even at higher price points.
Going back to performance though, we tested out its straight-line credentials, as we do with every family SUV, and clocked the 0-100km/h time in 10.06 seconds which is not bad, not great either.
So I’d say if you are looking for a comfort-oriented, safe, and versatile SUV that isn’t too big on the road, but still has plenty of space, the Nissan Qashqai will get the job done admirably.
Is the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti Safe?
The Nissan Qashqai has been awarded a five-star ANCAP rating. This evaluation, conducted in 2021 by Euro NCAP, is valid for all petrol variants available in Australia.
In the detailed assessment, the Qashqai Ti excelled in several categories, showcasing its robust safety features. It achieved 91% for adult occupant protection and an impressive 93% for child occupant protection. Its protection for vulnerable road users was rated at 74%, while it garnered a remarkable 97% in the safety assist category.
Here's a breakdown of the safety features for each model grade of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai:
2024 Nissan Qashqai ST:
7 airbags including front-centre airbag
Active speed limiter
Adaptive cruise control
Rear cross-traffic alert
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning
Lane keep assist
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
Reverse AEB including pedestrian detection
Rear parking sensors
Traffic sign recognition
Tyre pressure monitoring
2024 Nissan Qashqai ST+: (In addition to Qashqai ST features)
Moving Object Detection
2024 Nissan Qashqai ST-L: (In addition to Qashqai ST+ features)
Front parking sensors
2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti: (In addition to Qashqai ST-L features)
Intelligent Park Assist
Side parking sensors
How much does the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti cost to service?
The 2024 Nissan Qashqai is covered by Nissan’s five-year, unlimited-kilometer warranty. Additionally, this includes a five-year, 24-hour roadside assistance program.
Scheduled maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
Servicing costs are set at $1467 for three years, $2494 for four years, or $2916 for five years.
Real-world fuel efficiency we found to be 7.8L/100km, but saw consumption as low as 6L/100km on the highway.
Final thoughts - should you buy a 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti?
This new Nissan Qashqai is an ultimate all-rounder, in terms of safety, practicality, and the list of inclusions you get for each model, we were really impressed with the 2024 Nissan Qashqai and would recommend it to anybody in the market for a small to mid-sized SUV. Its exterior and interior styling have been completely refreshed and it competes really closely to the likes of the Toyota Corolla Cross, which really impressed us.
Do you need to go for this top Ti grade? Honestly, probably not, just get the Qashqai ST-L and you still get the Nissan ProPILOT system and most of the comfort and convenience features.
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.