Truth be told, I've never really got my head around the Nissan Qashqai.

I love that it is willfully different and boldly styled, and I admire that it tore up a staid sector and created an entirely new take on what had gone before. Even today, many years after the car's launch rivals are scrabbling to catch up.

Yet it shouldn't be a car I or car buyers love, because it is also a bit of a fraud. Those chunky looks and the high-up driving impression imply spaciousness, yet the interior and boot are anything but. The raised ride height implies a ruggedness, yet it is no more rugged than any other road warrior.

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And, while there are highlights, I often find Nissan's powertrain range to be competitive but not cutting edge.