Nissan Micra review

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Nissan Micra
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12 Dec 2017 15:05 | Last updated: 15 Oct 2018 15:36

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For most people, driving life starts in a small car, with the Nissan Micra one of the most popular choices over the past three decades.

Nissan has sold bucketloads on the premise of it being cheap and easy to drive. But this latest version is different; it’s gone upmarket, with the promise of a sportier drive and posher interior in an effort to attract people downsizing from larger cars.

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At the moment, buyers can choose from a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre petrol, a turbocharged 0.9-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. It’s a simple line-up that should take some ambiguity out of the buying process.

So, is the Micra now a better choice than rivals such as the Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo? Read on for everything you need to know, including which versions make most sense and the options we think worth considering.

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There are 7 trims available for the Micra hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Visia
Even the entry-level Visia trim comes with a long list of safety equipment, including six airbags and lane departure and automatic emergency braking systems. However, aside from a two-speaker stere...View trim
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£12,495
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Acenta Limited Edition
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£12,916
Average Saving £1,179
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Visia+
As its name suggests, Visia+ trim takes the rather basic specification of the entry-level Visia model and adds a couple of extras: air conditioning and engine stop-start technology....View trim
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£13,417
Average Saving £408
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Acenta
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£13,831
Average Saving £1,264
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N-Connecta
N-Connecta Micras are well equipped, getting everything from sat-nav and electrically folding door mirrors to rear privacy glass and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Unfortunately, they're also qu...View trim
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£15,766
Average Saving £1,444
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Tekna
Only the range-topping Tekna trim gets a rear-view camera, parking sensors, keyless start and a third rear head restraint as standard. But then it should be well equipped, because it costs silly mo...View trim
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£16,974
Average Saving £1,556
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N-Sport
We have not written anything about this yet...View trim
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£17,935
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