2017 Nissan Micra 1.0 71 review - verdict

A new entry-level petrol engine for the Nissan Micra offers a cheap, low-powered way into the line-up...

2017 Nissan Micra 1.0 71 review - verdict

This new 1.0-litre Micra may be cheaper than the equivalent naturally aspirated units in the Fiesta (1.1-litre) and Ibiza (1.0-litre) , but on the whole, those rivals are quicker, almost as fuel efficient, better to drive and more practical.

The Micra 1.0's price might be tempting, but we’d still recommend shelling out a bit more to get the turbocharged 0.9-litre engine; you’ll be grateful for the added flexibility in the performance in the long run.

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

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Price £11,995 Engine 3cyl, 999cc, petrol Power 70bhp @ 6300rpm Torque 70lb ft @ 3500rpm Gearbox 5-spd manual 0-62mph 16.4sec Top speed 98mph Economy 61.4mpg CO2, tax band 103g/km, 19%