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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Micra has been let down when it comes to its interior. The plastics are cheap and look dated. It is something you would expect to see from a budget brand five years ago but not from an established brand such as Nissan.

There are no surprise-and-delight features and the glovebox shuts with a cheap clunk. Space in both parts of the twin glovebox is limited because it is quite shallow.

As part of the 2013 facelift the Micra’s interior was overhauled with a new centre console, different materials and USB connectivity across the range.

Nissan Micra comfort is fairly good. The seating in the Micra is comfortable and that takes the strain out of long journeys, unlike many other small cars where comfort is invariably compromised. The sides are raised and offer a decent amount of support.

Rear headroom has been enhanced thanks to the new design and boxier tail even though the height has been lowered by 10mm.

There is space for three in the rear but only for short journeys and the third seat should only be used for small children.