Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 55 - 80 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.

With the exception of the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol all manual models slip below the 100g/km CO2 threshold for free road tax, so Nissan Note running costs should be acceptably low. Choose the CVT automatic gearbox – only available on the supercharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder – and the figure rises to 119g/km though.

Still, the supercharged petrol can return 66mpg over the combined cycle and the naturally aspirated model a slightly less impressive 60mpg.

The diesel is the model to have for economy and emissions though, with a combined fuel consumption of 78mpg – and we’d suggest a real-world figure of around 65mpg is eminently possible.

With a 41-litre tank you could potentially travel for well over 550 miles between fill ups at the fuel station.

All Nissan Note emissions are impressive as every car in the range comes with stop/start. Only the CVT gearbox hampers proceedings, raising the CO2 emissions of the 1.2-litre supercharged car from 99g/km to 119g/km.

The naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol achieves a credible 109g/km, though it’s the 1.5-litre diesel which impresses us the most thanks to its 95g/km figure.

Another model built in the UK you can expect Nissan Note reliability to be pretty good, the British built models being as well-screwed together as any of the firm’s other cars. The engines are shared with other models across the range too so we’d expect them to prove trouble free also.

And while the interior may not be the most inspiring place to travel the hardwearing materials used throughout should stand up to the sort of family abuse likely to be thrown at it.

During the time it was on sale, we only had good reports from owners about the Nissan Note. There don’t appear to have been any serious issues to concern you.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £165
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Insurance group 6 - 10
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