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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Nissan Micra

Overall verdict
A very sensible car; safe, and free from sporting pretensions. But it’s lost some of its sparkle as the game moves on without it.


It does most things you need it to


Offering no diesel is a wing-clipper


What is it?

Nissan’s global supermini has always struggled to find its feet in the UK. Which is a shame because, peculiar styling notwithstanding, this is a good little car for the money that has been superbly banged together. Bullet-proof reliability and lots of practicality, however, cannot really make up for the below par driving characteristics and strangely indifferent new look to a once enjoyably distinctive car. It’s affordable, unthreatening stuff, but comfortably outclassed by the Ford Fiesta.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.5 dCi Acenta 5dr
11.9s 85g/km 88.3 90 £16,290
The cheapest
1.2 Visia Limited Edition 5dr
13.7s 115g/km 56.5 80 £7,940
The greenest
1.5 dCi Acenta 5dr
11.9s 85g/km 88.3 90 £16,290
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