New Hyundai Tucson VS Nissan Qashqai 2019 – Korea VS Japan
New Hyundai Tucson VS Nissan Qashqai 2019 – The rivalry between Korea and Japan has come from afar and therefore the clash between the automatic box versions of the Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi and the Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi turns out to be a fight without major hiccups.
It does in the next year 10 years that Nissan launched the first Qashqai and that the Turbo was the only Portuguese publication and one of the few in the whole world that participated in an unprecedented development program promoted by the Japanese brand, composed of actions that were of the Essays until the debate on the best technical solutions to be adopted by a vehicle that wanted to create the new concept “crossover”, until then totally unknown.
Participated even in the academic discussion about the usefulness of this concept, which began by having strong reserves in the specialized journalistic medium. Time has however served to prove that a visionary idea has become a true “case study” of sales.
The success was so great and so fast that the deadlines came to months of waiting, without customers giving up, when in the market there were other more traditional offers like VW Golf, at the time the best selling car in its segment.
The secret of the Concept “crossover” is mainly due to the combination of a single product of three basic concepts (SUV, minivan and Sedan), a formula that the market has claimed for a long time and the Japanese brand so well known to interpret. The success was thunderous and so it was not long before many brands had reacted and went to meet an avid market for different cars.
One of the brands that he tried to answer was Hyundai, when he launched Tucson in 2010 (three years later), recovering a name given to previous SUVs, followed by the iX35, to which the new generation of Tucson was seeking a large part of the technological solutions At the same time it reinforced the SUV strand.
A formula whose evolution has disturbed and conditioned Nissan’s strategy for the Qashqai, which has also been evolving quite a lot, as the second generation proves, launched in 2013 after successive “upgrades” of the first, as a longer version of seven Places, the “Qashqai + 2”
Hyundai Tucson VS Nissan Qashqai 2019 – Exterior & Dimensions
The crossover concept is nowadays so popular that it quickly extended to other market segments in particular to the smaller ones. The fever is so great that there are those who call “crossovers” to minivans as a way to animate a concept that has been losing ground, not only for the crossover as for the SUVs, a segment that is also growing very much in Europe.
As we said earlier, either of these two protagonists drives like a car, has the style and walks off-road as an SUV and has space and features typical of a minivan, and may in some cases get 7 seats.
The new Qashqai lost, however, this feature, which came to be offered by the new generation of the Nissan X Trail that uses the same platform, a little longer. The success of the Japanese car is so great that the trend has been copying (in some cases clone) certain solutions, namely the style!
The merger is sometimes so obvious that some say that the identity of each model is now much more diluted. Anyway, it doesn’t take the merit out of some solutions. It is the case of Hyundai Tucson, which follows the same recipe in a bodywork that surpasses its opponent in the exterior dimensions.
Not only is it longer (10 centimeters), it is 5 centimeters taller and wider. For this reason, unfortunately, the Hyundai only manages to pay Class 1 at tolls with green via, while the Qashqai does not need to make any contract with the breeze.
Being larger, the Korean model is more spacious, as it proves the difference of 210 points in its favor in the habitability index. This increase is due mainly to the advantage of being wider and higher internally in front and back and to have the longest passenger compartment. Also, the suitcase receives more baggage, surpassing the 500 liters, while the Nissan is left for the 430 liters.
Hyundai Tucson VS Nissan Qashqai 2019 – Interior
As the interior is not measured only by the points, in the functionality the Qashqai does not owe anything to its adversary, although, in this concept of crossover, it is not as radical as the minivans, because it has no individual banks behind, not so many places to store Small objects, under the floor and others. But there is one thing the Qashqai has more: equipment. To such an extent that the most equipped version of Nissan costs almost as much as the less gifted version of Hyundai’s equipment. This advantage makes the interior not only more enjoyable and comfortable as more hi-tech.
With a very similar glazed surface, due to the shape of the bodywork, the Qashqai has better visibility thanks to the camera of 360 degrees. Its effectiveness is so great that if gingham all glass we could park or perform the easiest maneuvers simply looking at the 8-inch screen, as many as the screen of Tucson which, not having so many functions, has a very similar handling.
Hyundai Tucson VS Nissan Qashqai 2019 – Engine Performance
In this case, the Hyundai Tucson automatic seven-speed and the double clutch gearbox is exclusive of the 1.7 CRDi engine of 141 Hp (plus 10 hp than the Nissan 1.6 dCi engine) while the Qashqai has as an alternative to the automatic variation box continues Xtronic the Manu box Six-speed al. The Korean brand only offers this option in the 115 Hp version of the same engine.
This is the main novelty of Tucson and the reason I challenged the sales leader of the segment. Due to scheduling problems, the Nissan that we use for the photo shoot is not the same as we use for measurements and all the comparative evaluation, made with the automatic version.
The characteristics of each of the transmissions are completely different and so it would be assumed that the end result, in terms of benefits, could be different. However, it is not a lot of difference and, if in the accelerations the Tucson is slightly faster, also because it is more potent and has more torque, in the recoveries the Continuous variation box with Nissan Binary Converter manages to be so or faster than the Hyundai.
This is due to the fact that the 1.6 dCi engine has a slightly higher elasticity index and has practically the same yield. And if in the manual version one of the most common criticisms is a moat before the 2000 rpm, in this automatic version this symptom fades making the driving more enjoyable and smooth, eliminating the tendency to push the accelerator in that period.
Hyundai Tucson VS Nissan Qashqai 2019 – Verdict
As we said further back, the price/equipment ratio, also known as “value for money”, is better in the Japanese car, which has a lower price. As in Hyundai, this can come down with the discount campaigns, while the warranty of 3 years or 100 000 Km can rise up to 5 years or 100 000 kilometers if the customer already has a Nissan! In the cost of use, Hyundai also has the advantage of providing scheduled maintenance for 5 years.
Also, the type of financing proposed generates a significant rebate, placing the price of the Korean model almost at the same level as the Nissan, which has in this situation a more modest reduction. In the ready payment, the rebate is smaller. In this chapter, the advantage of Nissan is even the level of equipment. In short, the advantage of the 2019 Nissan Qashqai was never so small in general, which proves that the competitors, in this case, the Hyundai, are increasingly attentive.