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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

In this review

Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Nissan Micra hatchback driving position

Most people will be able to find a driving position that works, thanks to the standard height-adjustable driver’s seat and a steering wheel that moves for reach as well as height.

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What’s more, the dashboard impresses, with large dials and well-labelled switches that are logically arranged.

Nissan Micra hatchback visibility

The steeply angled windscreen pillars can obscure your view at angled junctions, but most of the time they don’t cause problems.

Instead, it’s rear visibility that tends to frustrate due to the car's thick rear pillars and a shallow rear screen. To help redress that, you’ll need rear parking sensors and a reversing camera, which are options on the popular, mid-spec Acenta trim, and only standard on the range-topping Tekna model.

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Nissan Micra hatchback infotainment

Acenta models and above come with a high resolution 7.0in touchscreen that’s clearly laid out, so even though some of the icons are a little small to hit accurately on the move, it’s a pretty intuitive system.

True, you do have to buy an optional Connect package or go for the pricey N-Connecta or Tekna trims if you want built-in sat-nav and a DAB radio, but Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink are standard on mid-spec Acenta models, allowing you to use your phone’s apps via the screen.

The optional Bose stereo has speakers on the sides of the driver’s headrest and creates very effective surround sound.

Nissan Micra hatchback build quality

A nice mix of materials cover the dashboard, making the Micra appealing to sit in compared with most of its rivals; you can certainly see Nissan has made an effort.

Unfortunately, unless you choose one of the priciest versions of the car, the steering wheel is plastic and the gearlever rubber, making these key contact points feel cheap. That’s particularly disappointing given that much of the competition applies soft leather in these areas.

 

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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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Acenta Limited Edition
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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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Acenta
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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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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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