- 2020 Nissan Qashqai to start at CAD$21,498
- New model year brings styling refresh and standard advanced safety features
- Powered by a 141-horsepower, 2.0-litre engine and available all-wheel drive
The 2020 Nissan Qashqai is now arriving in Canadian dealerships and the Japanese manufacturer has just announced its starting price: $21,498 before freight and delivery charges of $1,950. That’s an increase of thirteen hundred bucks compared to the 2019 model, but the new Qashqai gets more standard features to better rival the Honda HR-V, the Hyundai Kona, the Mazda CX-3 and the Subaru Crosstrek, among many others.
Among them is Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced driving aids, which rounds up autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, reverse autonomous braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert as well as automatic high beams.
The 2020 Nissan Qashqai also benefits from a styling update, including a new rendition of the brand’s V-motion grille, LED signature lighting and LED taillights as well as available LED headlights and new 19-inch alloy wheels.
In addition, every trim level gets air conditioning, heated front seats and an infotainment system with seven-inch touchscreen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Available features include leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera system, dual-zone climate control, a power driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, a Bose nine-speaker stereo along with the company’s ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous driving system. Also new for 2020 is a driver alertness detection system and traffic sign recognition.
Every Qashqai gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. It can be matched to a six-speed manual transmission in the base, front-wheel drive Qashqai S, and to a continuously variable automatic transmission in every other trim level. All-wheel drive is available on the S and SV grades, standard on the range-topping SL and SL Platinum variants.
2020 Nissan Qashqai pricing:
Qashqai S FWD with 6MT: $21,498
Qashqai S FWD with CVT: $24,198
Qashqai S AWD: $26,198
Qashqai SV FWD: $26,798
Qashqai SV AWD: $28,798
Qashqai SL AWD: $31,848
Qashqai SL Platinum AWD: $33,998