2017 Nissan Micra verdict and specs
The all-new Nissan Micra looks distinctive and comes with lots of safety kit, so it is it a match for the best superminis?...
Should I buy one?
Honestly, we’d hoped for better. It’s not that the new Nissan Micra is a bad car, just mediocre in too many areas. Other small cars beat it in terms of ride comfort, handling and rear-seat space. Also, perceived quality is great in places, but let down in others.
Being so new, it’s tricky to be sure of all the costs, but it doesn’t look likely to be particularly cheap on finance, or be up with the class best for resale values. Meanwhile, it’s more expensive to buy than a Fabia with cash.
It does excel in one area, which is safety kit. The mid-level Acenta trim, which is likely to be most popular, comes with automatic emergency city braking to help you avoid rear-ending the car in front, a speed-limit display, a lane departure warning system and active assist to steer you back inline. Plus you get blind spot monitoring and automatic main beams. That’s impressive in this class, but the Fabia remains a more impressive overall package,
What Car? says...
Rated 3 out of 5
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Nissan Micra 0.9 IG-T 90 Acenta
Engine size 0.9-litre, turbo petrol
Price from £14,995
Torque 103lb ft
Top speed 109mph
Fuel economy (official combined) 64.2mpg
CO2/BIK band 99g/km/16%