Which to buy in 2022, the Opel Grandland or the Nissan Qashqai? We analyze what each of these compact SUVs offers and choose the best option.
Choosing the compact SUV that best suits your needs may not be as easy as you imagine if we take into account the wide range of models that are included in this profitable segment. For this reason, today we want to propose two models that are natural rivals, but that have their own characteristics: which one to buy in 2022, the Opel Grandland or the Nissan Qashqai?
We are going to confront them in a technical comparison where, always based on the data and figures provided by their respective manufacturers, we will analyze sections such as dimensions, boot capacity, range of engines, standard equipment and prices. At the end we will extract the strengths of each of the opponents.
Starting with the dimensions of the Opel Grandland . The German SUV has a body 4,475 mm long, 1,855 mm wide and 1,610 mm high, all on a platform with a 2,675 mm wheelbase.
Meanwhile, the measurements of the Nissan Qashqai are those of a vehicle with a length of 4,425 mm, a width of 1,850 mm, a height of 1,625 mm and a wheelbase of 2,665 mm.
The trunk, especially in this type of vehicle with a more familiar approach, can be one of the determining purchase factors when making a decision. For this reason, the Opel model has a 515-litre boot that can be expanded to 1,650 liters by folding down the rear seats.
In the case of the Nissan , inside which up to five passengers can also travel, as is the case with its rival, it offers a trunk with 505 liters of volumetric capacity that can be expanded to 1,450 liters by folding down the backrests of the second row.
As far as engines are concerned, the Grandland’s offer includes the 130 hp 1.2 Turbo and the 130 hp 1.5 diesel . There are also two plug-in hybrids, one with 25 hp and 56 km of electric range, and another with 300 hp and 59 km of range. The changes are manual or automatic up to eight speeds, and all versions are front-wheel drive except for the 300 hp hybrid, which is 4×4.
On the other hand, the Qashqai is available with the 1.3 DiG-T petrol engine with mild hybrid technology that offers two power levels, 140 hp and 158 hp . To these we must add a third hybrid mechanic called ePower of 140 kW (190 CV) . There are six-speed manual and X-Tronic automatic gearboxes, as well as front- and all-wheel-drive versions.
Among the standard equipment of the Business Edition version of access to the Grandland range there is ISOFIX anchorage, ambient lights, light and rain sensor, two-zone climate control, cruise control, 17-inch wheels, comfort front seats and charging point wireless for mobile devices, among others.
For its part, the Acenta version of the Qashqai offers 17-inch alloy wheels, emergency braking, frontal collision and lane departure warning, blind spot control, parking sensors, ISOFIX, electric parking brake, multimedia system with 8-inch screen, driving modes, two-zone climate control and LED headlights, among others.
And when it comes to prices, the Opel Grandland Business Edition 1.2 Turbo 130 hp with six-speed manual transmission is available from 31,413 euros .
In the case of the Nissan Qashqai, in the Acenta 1.3 DIG-T 140 CV MHEV version with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the model is available in Spain from 26,825 euros .
The Opel Grandland is 50mm longer, 5mm wider and 15mm lower than the Nissan Qashqai , with a 10mm longer wheelbase than the Japanese SUV. This means that it also offers more luggage space with both five and two seats, 10 and 200 liters more, respectively.
The range of engines is also wider in number, fuel options and power in the Opel model. Its two plug-in hybrid versions stand out mainly, while in the Nissan it is striking that the entire range has been electrified and the ePower variant, which is an extended-range electric with a gasoline engine as a generator (it does not drive the wheels).
On the other hand, the standard equipment is more complete in the Qashqai from the most basic trim level. The same goes for prices , with the Japanese model being almost 5,000 euros cheaper in its access variant.