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.
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.