Comparison - Nissan Qashqai Tekna 2018 - vs - Subaru Forester Limited 2018

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Average Price: 
£
25,895
Updated: 
29 Sep 2018
29,395
Updated: 
18 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.53gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
INK BLUE
#132E73
BRONZE
#64544B
STORM WHITE
#E9E8E5
BLADE SILVER
#A2A6A6
MAGNETIC RED
#A11E1F
NIGHTSHADE
#423E42
PEARL BLACK
#2A2A2A
GUN METALLIC
#7D807E
VIVID BLUE
#699DC6
FLAME RED
#DD0707
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#3D393A
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Dark Gray Metallic
#333333
Ice Silver Metallic
#686672
Jasmine Green Metallic
#777581
Quartz Blue Pearl
#365890
Venetian Red Pearl
#882A3A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The facelifted 2018 Qashqai gets a fresh look, more kit and new tech. It's a good thing, but is it a standout option in the small SUV segment?

Pros
Still looks smart
Above-average cabin practicality
Improved on-road refinement
Good cabin build quality
AEB now standard across the range

Cons
It's pretty expensive
Can feel underpowered
Key active safety reserved for top models
Ti, adaptive cruise not here until mid-2018
Tyre roar, busy ride on 19-inch wheels
Still no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Spacious interior for size
Addition of AEB
Good comfort equipment list

Cons
Aggressive tyre choice spoils ride
Space saver spare tyre
No Apple Carplay or Android Auto

By: 
motoring.com.au

The 2018 Subaru Forester ranked #5 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Subaru Forester has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent cargo capacity
Spacious rear seats
Good mpg ratings, even with standard all-wheel drive
Many available safety features

Cons
Interior design and build quality trail some rivals'
Fewer tech features than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.

Pros
Fun to drive, good ride
Excellent safety ratings and systems
Good outward visibility
Standard all-wheel drive
Peppy Turbo option, CVT among the best

Cons
Front seats small for some
Priciest trims still not that premium
No manual gearbox for turbo engine
Paddle shifters only on turbo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the Subaru Forester offers a new Black Edition trim package that adds black-finished wheels, body trim and grille. The interior also receives black cloth upholstery and black gloss dashboard trim. Limited trim levels also get a new cargo area cover, while Touring trims now include Subaru's EyeSight safety package as standard along with automatic high beams and reverse automatic braking.

PROS
All-wheel drive comes standard and doesn't sink fuel economy
High ground clearance offers better than average off-road ability
Airy interior with plenty of room for adults both front and rear
Optional turbocharged engine makes Forester very quick

CONS
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Cabin design and materials are just average
Handling isn't as sporty as some rivals
CVT feels less responsive and refined than a traditional automatic

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban/Extra Urban Mpg UK(53.3/64.2)
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
236ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
128hp
at 4 000rpm
170hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.10Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Lights On' warning buzzer
Multi function display
Full Link App interface
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.90in
181.50in
Width: 
71.10in
70.70in
Height: 
62.50in
68.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.40in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.42in
Rear Track: 
61.42in
Wheel Base: 
104.17in
103.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.40cu.ft
68.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1607lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.19cu.ft
31.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.00degrees
23.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.50degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3518.00lbs
3455.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Glove box
interior lighting (front map light and two rear lights)
Advanced Drive Assist Display (ADAD)
nstant & Average Fuel economy meter (in drive computer), distance to empty, average speed
Headlight warning chime

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Rear window demister
Rear view mirror with auto Anti-Dazzle
Front sun visors with vanity mirrors
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s seat lumbar support
Leather accented^ seat trim
6-way power adjustable driver seat with slide/ reclining/height adjust & manual lumbar adjustment
Front passenger seat with manual slide/recline
Adjustable front headrests with 1-way adjustment
Front passenger assist grip
2 Cup holders - front centre console
Driver’s seat lumbar support
Driver and front passenger seat back pockets
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Second row centre armrest
60/40 split second row seating
Adjustable rear headrests with 1-way adjustment
Rear passenger assist grip 2
2 rear centre armrest
4 Bottle holders in door
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent Front Suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
multi link Rear Suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Ambient interior lighting
Configurable cargo system
Chrome inside door handles
Interior trim finish - premium Piano Black
12v power outlet x 2
Illuminated luggage area
Rear cargo area luggage hooks (4)
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Interior Air Filtration

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Colour 7" QVGA Display
Satellite Navigation
Single CD player with MP3 capability
USB/iPod
Traffic Monitoring
NissanConnect
streaming audio
6 Speakers
Bluetooth® handsfree phone system
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED headlights
High beam assist
Door mirrors with power adjustment
Door mirrors with power folding
Heated outside door mirrors
Privacy glass (2nd row, and rear)
Rear spoiler
Mudflaps (Front and Rear)
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
17 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Active Trace Contro
Active Ride Control
Active Engine Brake
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Moving Object Detection (MOD)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Front and rear parking sensors
Driver and front passenger front-impact SRS airbags
Driver and front passenger side-impact SRS airbags
Intelligent Park Assist (IPA)
SRS curtain airbags extending to rear seats
Front seatbelts with load limiters and pretensioners
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) front and rear seatbelts (all)
Driver and front passenger seatbelt height adjustment
front and Rear passenger seatbelt warning
Child restraint anchorage (RH/LH ISOFIX# + top tether and centre top tether)
Rear door child locks
Rain sensing, speed sensitive, variable intermittent front wipers
Rear Intermittent wiper
Follow me home headlights
Hazard warning lights
High mounted stop light in rear spoiler
Nissan Anti-Theft System (NATS) vehicle immobiliser
Front and rear crumple zones
Side intrusion bars
Energy-absorbing steering column
Security System Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Standard Model - 2.5i Limited
Popular Package #2
EyeSight, Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Exterior Options: 
Electric One Touch shade
Panoramic Glass roof
18" Two Tone Alloy wheels
Intelligent Cruise Control
Intelligent Lane Intervention
Lane Keep Assist
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Arch Moldings
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Jasmine Green
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Venetian Red Pearl
Front Bumper Underguard
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Sport Grille
Trailer Hitch And Harness
Body Side Molding Kit Jasmine Green
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Rear Bumper Underguard
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
Interior Options: 
Drive Assist Pack
Intelligent Cruise Control
Intelligent Lane Intervention
Lane Departure Warning
Traffic Jam Pilot
Compartment Separator
Cargo Net Rear Seat Back
Sunshade
Cargo Net Side
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Cargo Net Rear
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Protector
All-Weather Floor Mats
STI Leather Shift Knob CVT
Footwell Illumination Kit - red
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Speaker Kit
Side Still Plate-Front
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#3B3B3A
Color: 
Black, cloth
#343436
Gray, cloth
#A9A6A3