Nissan QASHQAI Midnight SUV 2021 Review

New model Nissan Qashqai

Nissan QASHQAI – If you think dark sun glasses make you look good then a new edition of the Nissan Small SUV the Qashqai might be for you – it’s called Midnight

2021 Nissan QASHQAI Mifbight driving

The black is in smallish details not something that makes it look like a funeral car or dressed by Johnny Cash

  • 19-inch Black Wind alloy wheels,
  • tinted headlight and tail-light clusters
  • gloss-black grille, rear bumper blades, side mouldings, mirror caps and roof rails.


2021 Nissan QASHQAI Mifbight front seats

The Qashqai is getting a bit dated.

There’s Auto emergency breaking but it doesn’t detect pedestrians. Cruise control but not adaptive

There’s a navigation system but horrible map colours.

2021 Nissan QASHQAI Mifbight interior

Some good safety features including rear cross traffic alert.

But noise from the road at motorway speeds is a bit intrusive.

Qashqai’s start at $26,500 but the Midnight is $36,200 plus on roads

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Im David Brown

2021 Nissan QASHQAI Mifbight profile

What is good?

  • Looks
  • Handling
  • Value for Money

 What is not so good?

  • Not quite all the latest safety features
  • Navigation maps are ugly
  • Some road noise at higher speeds

2021 Nissan QASHQAI Mifbight details

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2021 Nissan QASHQAI Mifbight front


Nissan Qashqai Midnight

Model Price $36,200 MLP*
Engine 2 litre petrol
Drivetrain 6 Speed automatic
Power 106kW @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 200Nm @ 4,400
Safety ANCAP 5 Star 2017
CO2 Emissions 159 g/km
Economy ADR 6.9 L/100km
0-100kmh  / Top Speed  N/A
Servicing 3 years free if financed by Nissan
Warranty 5 yr/ Unlimited km with  5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Nissan QASHQAI Mifbight rear

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 7
Equipment 8
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 7
Fit for Purpose 7
Street Appeal/Design 8
Technology/Connectivity 7
Value for Money 8

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Nissan QASHQAI Midnight Overall Rating
  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Comfort - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Performance             - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling            - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Practicality             - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fit for Purpose - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Street Appeal/Design   - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10


Nissan QASHQAI – If you think dark sun glasses make you look good then a new edition of the Nissan Small SUV the Qashqai might be for you – it’s called Midnight.

Qashqai’s start at $26,500 but the Midnight is $36,200 plus on roads

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto