Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Front seats are very roomy
  • Rear bench is cramped, especially headroom
  • 300-litre boot a decent size
  • The latest Nissan Micra enjoyed a significant growth spurt over its predecessor and reaps the benefits: the cabin is now jolly roomy - in the front at least, and there is an abundance of large cubbies and storage areas to house all the paraphernalia of life on the road.

    You do pay the penalty for that swooping roofline, however – it cramps rear headroom significantly. Children will be fine in the back seats, but adults are not as well accommodated as in many rivals, such as the roomy Skoda Fabia.

    This cramped feel in the back is compounded by the small rear windows – an outcome of having rakish looks that favour a sharply rising window line and low roof.

    The Micra’s boot is a convenient 300 litres and will easily swallow the family shop or luggage for a weekend away. There’s a large well underneath the luggage compartment which is big enough to take a full-size or emergency spare wheel, although these are cost options (a can of spray gunk is standard).

    Will it fit in my garage?

    The Micra has had something of a growth spurt compared with the old curvy car, but it doesn’t look it on first inspection – those sharp looks disguise it well.

    Compared with some of its closest rivals, though, the Micra is quite compact. The Fiesta, Corsa and Ibiza are all longer than the Micra. That’s great news for buyers looking for something easy to nip about town in that will squeeze into small parking spaces.

    Where you might struggle is with visibility. The Micra may well be a small supermini, but the penalty for striking exterior styling is a restricted view out, especially when you want to look out of the back.

    Still, the ability to add parking sensors and 360-degree cameras helps, although the lens quality of the cameras isn’t particularly good. We’d save some money, stick with the sensors, and perhaps practice your parallel parking if you’re worried about dings.

    Will my luggage fit?

    At 300 litres, the Micra’s boot is about par for the course for a supermini, with a square space offered that’s practical and useful enough for the weekly shop or a weekend away. There’s nothing overly clever about the set-up though, and some may find the loading lip quite high, especially if you’re lifting heavier items up and over it regularly.

    Folding the rear seats down is easy, opening up a 1,004-litre total load area, which is less impressive than that of the SEAT Ibiza at 1,165 litres, while the Fiesta manages to trump the Micra with 1,093 litres of space.

    Extra storage around the interior isn’t particularly remarkable, though. There are useful door bins and a couple of extra cubbies dotted about, but that’s about it when it comes to practicality. The front centre armrest adds a little comfort, but is a token gesture towards storage, accommodating little more than a deck of cards inside it.

    Safety

    • Five-star Euro NCAP crash-test result
    • Raft of electronic systems to keep you safe
    • Six airbags standard across the range

    The Nissan Micra Hatchback scored an excellent five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test when sampled in 2017.

    Every model has six airbags, Isofix attachments front and rear, electronic stability control, tyre-pressure monitoring system and automatic headlamps.

    Nissan really has thrown the kitchen sink at its small car in safety equipment – it packs many features not normally seen in this class. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is standard, so the car will apply the anchors autonomously if it detects an impending impact. It was the first supermini in Europe to offer this potentially life-saving feature.

    You can find out how we got on with this safety feature in our long-term review

    And all UK Micras also include lane-keeping functionality, traffic-sign recognition and the ability to flip your main beam headlamps up and down automatically, to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic. Clever stuff.

    Basic equipment

    The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan Micra Hatchback.

    • ABS
    • Driver`s airbag
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front electric windows
    • Front fog lights
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Isofix child seat anchor points
    • Passenger`s airbag
    • Remote locking
    • Side airbags

    Equipment by trim level

    To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

    Equipment included on some trim levels
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Cruise control
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • PAS
    • Rear electric windows
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Steel wheels
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control

    Acenta equipment

    Acenta standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Cruise control
    Acenta optional equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • PAS
    • Sat Nav
    • Steel wheels
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control

    Acenta Limited Edition equipment

    Acenta Limited Edition standard equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Cruise control
    • Lumbar support
    • PAS
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control
    Acenta Limited Edition optional equipment
    • CD
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • Sat Nav
    • Steel wheels

    Bose Personal Edition equipment

    Bose Personal Edition standard equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Cruise control
    • Heated mirrors
    • Lumbar support
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • PAS
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control
    Bose Personal Edition optional equipment
    • Steel wheels

    N-Connecta equipment

    N-Connecta standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Cruise control
    • Heated mirrors
    • Sat Nav
    N-Connecta optional equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • PAS
    • Rear electric windows
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control

    N-Sport equipment

    N-Sport standard equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Cruise control
    • Heated mirrors
    • Parking sensors
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • PAS
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control
    N-Sport optional equipment
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Steel wheels

    N-Tec equipment

    N-Tec standard equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Cruise control
    • Parking sensors
    • PAS
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control
    N-Tec optional equipment
    • CD
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Metallic Paint
    • Steel wheels

    Tekna equipment

    Tekna standard equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Cruise control
    • Heated mirrors
    • Parking sensors
    • Sat Nav
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Traction control
    Tekna optional equipment
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Metallic Paint
    • PAS
    • Rear electric windows
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    Visia equipment

    Visia standard equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Steel wheels
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Traction control
    Visia optional equipment
    • CD
    • PAS

    Visia+ equipment

    Visia+ standard equipment
    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • Air conditioning
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Steel wheels
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Traction control
    Visia+ optional equipment
    • CD
    • PAS
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

    The Nissan Micra Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

    5 star rating
    Test 2017
    Individual safety ratings
    Adult Occupant: 91%
    Child Occupant: 79%
    Vulnerable Road Users: 68%
    Safety Assist: 49%

    Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.