Should I get a petrol or diesel 2014 Nissan Qashqai 1.5?

I would like to buy a second-hand (3 year old) Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel as it has the best review. I do about 9000 miles per year but I'm concerned with the press surrounding diesels and emissions, as well as the potential cost of low mileage maintenance issues. I would prefer a petrol but none of the SUVs seem to have decent mpg and some have high road tax. What do you think?

Asked on 17 February 2017 by Martin Jones

Answered by Honest John
I averaged a genuine 45.7mpg in the Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/nissan/nissan-qash.../ (But Real MPG only says 36.6mpg.)
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