Nissan Micra review

Category: Small car

Section: Costs & verdict

Nissan Micra 2021 interior infotainment
  • Nissan Micra 2021 front right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 rear right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior dashboard
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior rear seats
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior front seats
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior infotainment
  • Nissan Micra 2021 front cornering
  • Nissan Micra 2021 rear right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 front right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior front seats
  • Nissan Micra 2021 boot open
  • Nissan Micra 2021 front right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 rear right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior dashboard
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior rear seats
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior front seats
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior infotainment
  • Nissan Micra 2021 front cornering
  • Nissan Micra 2021 rear right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 front right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 right tracking
  • Nissan Micra 2021 interior front seats
  • Nissan Micra 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

There are some temptingly cheap trim levels in the Nissan Micra line-up, but the ones you’ll actually want are expensive next to an equivalent Skoda Fabia. The Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and Vauxhall Corsa are also likely to cost less if you’re buying on finance.

The Micra is expected to lose its value quicker than the best small cars, as well as being more expensive to service.

The top two trim levels, N-Sport and Tekna, are too expensive for us to recommend, despite coming with a long list of kit that includes sat-nav, electrically folding door mirrors and tinted rear windows.

Nissan Micra 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

There’s no specific reliability data available for the Micra, but Nissan as a manufacturer finished a disappointing joint 27th place out of 30 manufacturers in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. That ties them with Ford but puts them below Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen.

All Micras come with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty that can be extended for up to three additional years if you pay extra.

Safety and security

Overview

The Nissan Micra has an attractive interior, good safety equipment and a decent petrol engine, but in other areas, particularly rear seat space and handling, it trails its rivals.

  • Smart interior
  • Well equipped
  • Peppy petrol engine
  • Poor rear head room
  • Quite expensive
  • Average to drive
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