Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T

Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T

Although developed under different technical approaches, Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai end up getting a very even result both sensations and dynamism. More … What is right? Keep reading

Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T

Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T

Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T

Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T

He CX-5 It has always seemed to us for pleasure, a clear reference within the segment of compact SUV. Hence, they have chosen as a touchstone to face the newcomer Nissan Qashqai which, like its predecessor, he is poised to become a whole sales success.

Those chosen to carry out this bloodless confrontation versions are equipped with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine 165 hp, in the case of Mazda, and 1.6 DIG-T 163 hp by Nissan. Both offer a more refined diesel operation and are also cleaner as their emissions are concerned.

thus raised things, and under both of the chosen powers, the weight of these two models –1426 kg in the case of Nissan and 1455 in Mazda-, equal benefits should be noticeable.

Two ways of seeing

Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-TThe reality, however, presents us with a not-so even result. And is that lie that our dyno The Mazda has remained slightly below the advertised power, the Nissan, with 187.4 CV, far exceeds. Will such brilliant units retail …? But before moving to performance figures, we explain the technical path followed by each partner to understand where and why these differences in performance are born. In this sense, both manufacturers use modern direct injections Power on your system, but while Mazda uses a larger displacement and air intake, Nissan opts for a one nearly 400 smaller engine cm3, but enhanced with the help of a turbo very compact and prompt action.

In view of the results, Nissan leads his rival with an engine that has a superior ability to lap up. So, accelerates frankly better, taking 2 seconds to Mazda both measure 0 to 100 km / h as when walking kilometer standing start. And farther still evidence if what we talk about is of recoveries and overtaking, they need far fewer seconds and meters. In return, the Mazda takes advantage accomplished when it comes to what is to see what one and another motor fuel demand. And they are rolling to legal rhythms, CX-5, according to our measurements, is formed with 6.8 l / 100 km, while the needed Qashqai 7.5. This difference is even more open for the Mazda if we choose to please the accelerator, because in sporty driving the Nissan came to demand more than 2.5 liter rival.

Friends of the road

Comparison: Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 vs Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-TFacing the road, a few kilometers are needed to make sure both models, due to its soft suspension, seeking more leisurely roll the sports. If we respect this guidance and we shot at rates of tourist cruise routes first level, our protagonists are exemplary in terms of ride comfort they offer, as well as poise and nobility of reactions that make gala.

These rhythms gear, both vibrations and noise from the engine completely unnoticed for occupants, they seem to travel on a cloud. What a shame this pleasant travel environment is disturbed by the noise coming into the cabin from rolling, more audible than would be desirable. It is also true that with the radio on, this “little defect” is canceled.

Following the performance, the greatest differences that we find between CX-5 and Qashqai will become apparent only when the living rhythms let’s roll on roads winding route. And in this environment, we felt more comfortable behind the wheel of Nissan, which has a more neutral and effective attitude that Mazda. For though the CX-5 is very progressive and noble in their reactions, it presents a clearer tendency to go off on a tangent of the curve the more we raise the marching rhythm. Even brakes have been less potent in its ability to stop the car, and also have a worse fatigue resistance than the Nissan. The positive point for Mazda is found in its autonomy, thanks to its excellent consumption already mentioned, allows us to go without refueling nearly 100 km more than the Nissan.

Technology or space, You decide

If we assume that both the visual feel of the materials used, such as quality settings, and even the design, deserve very well on both models, in the aesthetic section should distribute the medals. And in the finishes chosen, and if we talk about equipment, is the Nissan which takes advantage of his rival. And that’s saying a lot, because the serial Mazda already has a remarkable generosity. But it is that the Qashqai is shared and also adds numerous technological elements: 360 Vision Camera Very useful when aparcar-, alarm inadvertent lane change, Cruise control active indicator signs, browser-in the Mazda is an option-, automatic transmission of passing / driving lights

If instead we talk about the space reserved for the occupants and luggage, is the CX-5 which takes the win. Not only it has a more generous living area both in width and legroom for the occupants of the rear seats, but its trunk is also significantly more capable, since actual 530 cubic liters compared to 455 of the Qashqai.

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