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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Note scored four out of five stars when crash tested by Euro NCAP which is reasonable for a small car. All cars have dual front and side airbags, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and Isofix child seat anchor points. SE/Acenta models have curtain airbags, while the SVE/Tekna gets an electronic stability programme. Security is taken care of with remote central locking and an immobiliser.

The Note's trump card is that it's one of the most practical small cars on the market. Although it looks like a standard hatchback (it's not particularly high for instance), the interior is actually incredibly flexible. Firstly, the seats fold flat at the pull of a lever for an impressive amount of load space (1,332 litres) and they also slide forward and back to give extra legroom or more luggage space.

The legroom is so good that most buyers will probably keep the seats as far forward as possible for maximum loadspace. New for a Nissan is a 'Flexi-board' (see gallery) on SE and SVE models. When it's in place it covers a hidden storage area and creates a fold flat floor. One side is carpet, the other is wipe-clean, for muddy boots or a dog. It can be easily removed to free up all the boot space.

You also get a huge glovebox that's big enough to store 12 drinks cans, a storage box under the passenger's seat and seat-back 'kangaroo' pockets that are expandable.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan Note (06-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Accent S equipment

Accent S standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
Accent S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Acenta equipment

Acenta standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
Acenta optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Acenta R equipment

Acenta R standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
Acenta R optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

N-Tec equipment

N-Tec standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Telephone
N-Tec optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Traction control

N-Tec+ equipment

N-Tec+ standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
N-Tec+ optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE optional equipment
None available

SVE equipment

SVE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SVE optional equipment
None available

Tekna equipment

Tekna standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Tekna optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Visia equipment

Visia standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Visia optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Service indicator

Visia + equipment

Visia + standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Visia + optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Nissan Note (06-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

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.