All versions come with six airbags, stability control and a tyre pressure-monitoring system, while Acenta models upwards also get Forwards Emergency Braking – a system that can automatically apply the brakes to stop you running into the vehicle in front. Go for an n-tec model and you’ll get a useful reversing camera, too, while flagship Tekna models get Nissan’s Around View camera system which makes it easy to spot hazards. Tekna versions also feature lane-departure and blindspot warning, as well as a system that warns you of moving objects, such as children, that are getting close to your car while parking. All of this helped it to score the full five-star rating from crash-test body Euro NCAP.
However, security body Thatcham didn’t score the Pulsar as highly for resisting theft as many of its rivals – including the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
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