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2009 Nissan Qashqai vs. 2006 Nissan Micra

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Nissan Micra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Nissan Micra would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Qashqai is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 2006 Nissan Micra. (87 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai should accelerate faster than 2006 Nissan Micra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Nissan Micra weights approximately 22 kg more than 2009 Nissan Qashqai.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 192 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Nissan Micra. (128 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Nissan Micra.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Qashqai 2006 Nissan Micra
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Qashqai Micra
Year Released 2009 2006
Body Type Crossover Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1386 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 87 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 128 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 82.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 15.6:1 9.9:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 191 km/hour 172 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1542 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7 L/100km 6.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 46 L


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