Qashqai vs Kadjar vs Kuga: Which Is The Best Compact SUV?

Now that crossovers are the be-all, end-all segment in the market, there are plenty of small and compact models to choose from if you feel like moving on from compact hatchbacks or even wagons.

Take the Nissan Qashqai, for example; a sales leader last year throughout Europe. It’s one of the best equipped, practical and enjoyable models in its class, although if you put it next to a Renault Kadjar or a Ford Kuga, you might find that they’re all very similar out in front.

In fact, according to Carwow, there isn’t much between them when it comes to cabin quality. You actually need to move to the backseat in order to realize that the Qashqai isn’t as spacious as the Renault Kadjar (both for passenger and boot space), despite both being based on the same underpinnings.

On the road, there’s hardly anything between the Qashqai and the Kadjar, yet the latter is a bit better at going over bumps, although you might hear a bit more tire roar. As for the Kuga, surprisingly for a Ford, it’s not more enjoyable to drive than the other two.

In the end, the Kadjar won this comparison review simply because it’s a cheaper and more practical Qashqai – prices will always differ based on market. So if you need slightly more room than you get in a Qashqai, the Kadjar is the way to go, otherwise, the Nissan should do just fine.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    1:30 – The French really know how to design a nice looking car, don’t they?..They’ve managed to make it look like some curvaceous concept car.
    I’ll have some of what he’s on!
    It’s a brick on wheels. The same as most of these things.

    • Paul

      He’s definitely hallucinating or something. There’s only so much you can do with the basic shape of these.

    • designer_dick

      It’s a lot curvier than the Nissan or the Ford, but he’s exaggerating wildly.

  • Trocadero

    Isn’t the Kadjar based on the Qashqai?

    • Six_Tymes

      yes, and he mentions that a few times in the video. didnt you watch it?

  • Six_Tymes

    Kadjar the best looking

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