Nissan Micra hatchback running costs
While there are some cheap versions of the Nissan Micra, the ones you’ll want look expensive next to an equivalent Skoda Fabia, and the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and Vauxhall Corsa also cost less if you’re buying on finance.
The Micra is also expected to lose its value quicker than the best small cars and be more expensive to service, although the petrol engine did perform well in our True MPG fuel economy test, returning just over 45mpg.
Nissan Micra hatchback equipment
The entry-level Visia trim comes with Bluetooth and a stereo with two speakers, but you have to upgrade to Visia+ to get air conditioning.
It’s actually the mid-spec Acenta model that’s our favourite, because it also brings the touchscreen infotainment system, alloy wheels and cruise control.
N-Connecta and Tekna Micras, by contrast, are too expensive, despite coming with a long list of kit, including sat-nav, electrically folding door mirrors and rear privacy glass.
Nissan Micra hatchback reliability
While the latest Micra hasn’t been included in any customer satisfaction surveys, previous versions have consistently performed well.
Further reassurance comes from the performance of the Nissan brand, which finished a respectable 11th out of 38 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey.
Nissan Micra hatchback safety and security
All Micras come with an impressive list of standard safety equipment, which includes front, side and window airbags, a lane departure warning system and an automatic emergency braking system that can stop you from running into pedestrians or another car.
Euro NCAP has given the Micra four stars. It scores well for both adult and child occupant protection (91% and 79%), but lost a star due to poor pedestrian and safety assist ratings, at 68% and 49% respectively.
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