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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 52 - 68 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

In terms of the lowest Nissan Micra running costs, our original pick was the 1.2-litre with a manual gearbox because it averages 56.5mpg on the combined run. However, Nissan introduced the 1.2-litre petrol powered DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharged) in July 2011, the sensible buyer has to go for this engine. It will return 68.9mpg on average and produces 96bhp.

Automatic models will burn a little more fuel than manual Micras.

The three-cylinder engines are low CO2-emitters, which should suit fleets and those wanting a small yearly road tax bill. The 1.2-litre engine mated to the five-speed manual ‘box emits 115g/km of CO2 whereas the same engine partnered to the CVT gearbox emits 125g/km of CO2. In July 2011 Nissan Micra emissions became even greener with the 1.2 DIG-S engine that emits 95g/km of CO2 - that's a remarkable figure.

Nissan Micra reliability hasn’t been much of a problem in the past. Nissan has a good reliability record but the previous generation suffered from a few power steering problems. The interior has been made from cheap plastics - expect it to get scratched if not treated with care.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £130
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Insurance group 5 - 11
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