Towbars & Cars: Which is Best for a Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai is revered as one of the best low emission cars on the market today. Combining an economical engine with the sheer space, size and power of a family-sized SUV, the Nissan Qashqai suits outdoor adventurers and families alike.

The Qashqai targets multiple audiences, making it a little tricky to pinpoint the most suitable towbar. From fixed flange to swan neck, we’re going to explore the various towbars in further detail, highlighting how each one fares and whether they may be right for you.

Fixed swan neck towbars
swan neck towbar

The mammoth size of the Nissan Qashqai makes it perfect for exploring the outdoors. If you were drawn to this car because you’re a nature lover, it’s likely you’ll often want to bring bikes along on your journey. Fixed swan neck towbars can carry all ball mount cycle carriers, making it simple to carry bikes to and from your destination.

In addition, you needn’t worry about a swan neck towbars impeding your driving experience. Swan neck towbars have been shown not to interfere with the reversing sensors on the Nissan Qashqai — a concern when fitting this type of towbar on some car types. The towbar is also clearly visible on the reversing camera, giving you maximum visibility and safety when reversing.

Fixed flange towbars
fixed flange towbars

Despite its position as a low emission car, the Nissan Qashqai can certainly pack a punch when it comes to power. Featuring a 1.7 litre diesel engine with 148bhp, the Nissan Qashqai is perfectly suited for towing trailers. The petrol version of the Nissan Qashqai can tow up to 1200kg, while the diesel can tow up to 1400kg. If looking to tow to these levels, we recommend using a fixed flange towbar.

The fixed flange towbar is used for more serious forms of towing. It will be a better choice if you are planning on towing trailers often, and is capable of being fitted with a bumper protector plate.

Fixed flange towbars better support multi-purpose towing, and will therefore be best suited to a multipurpose car, such as the Nissan Qashqai. However, swan neck towbars are generally seen as more attractive, and if you only have interest in towing bike racks and not a trailer, you may find the swan neck to be the more suitable choice. Ultimately, any of the towbars we offer will suit your Nissan Qashqai well, providing towing stability, simple installation and all without compromising on security.

The team at Towbar2U is comprised of industry experts. We understand which towbars won’t be suitable for certain car models, and will always provide you with the relevant information and advice to help you stay safe on the roads. To have a towbar fitted with unrivalled levels of professionalism and safety, give us a call today on 0800 998 1969 or use our areas covered page to find your nearest fitter.

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