A friendly face among the Japanese superpowers, Nissan got itself embedded in the UK from an early date and consequently feels rather British. From what was once a caterpillar of worthy minicabs has sprung a butterfly of inventive, attractive modern cars with loads of character. Worth a snoop.  

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  • 7/10
    Nissan 370Z

    £26,995 - £36,495


    Automotive ‘soul’ coupled to tail-happy dynamics and a meaty V6 powerplant.

  • 9/10
    Nissan GT-R

    £74,480 - £84,480


    The cheapest way into this kind of speed you can find. Awe-inspiring in many ways and a living legend to boot.

  • 5/10
    Nissan Juke

    £12,995 - £22,600


    Top marks for effort but the Juke isn’t quite as interesting or as fun as it looks.

  • 7/10
    Nissan Juke Nismo

    Juke Nismo

    An odd choice for the hot- hatch treatment, but the Juke Nismo is a success.

  • 7/10
    Nissan Leaf



    Does most things mostly as well as a family hatch. Better and more viable now it’s British-built.

  • 4/10
    Nissan Micra

    £7,995 - £13,750


    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.

  • 5/10
    Nissan Note

    £11,300 - £14,525


    Like the Renault Modus with which it shares its underpinnings, the Nissan Note is a small car with big ideas, based principally around clever interior packaging. The catch is that no-one seems to care.

  • 6/10
    Nissan Pathfinder

    £32,445 - £35,715


    The Nissan Pathfinder is a big, rugged and fairly capable SUV that does owe rather more to the looks of the Land Rover Discovery than many corporate lawyers would deem strictly acceptable. No matter though, when it’s nowhere near as good.

  • 8/10
    Nissan Qashqai

    £17,595 - £27,845


    Nissan has thoroughly – and successfully – updated the Qashqai. Fine work, Nissan.

  • 6/10
    Nissan X-Trail

    £22,995 - £31,695


    The X-Trail is an old-school SUV, but none the worse for that. Do not underestimate.

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