Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Pixo hasn't been put through a Euro NCAP crash test but the near-identical Suzuki Alto scored three stars in the more stringent ratings, introduced in 2009, which is far from impressive. According to the crash experts the score was limited by its performance in adult occupant protection and child protection. Safety equipment is adequate for a car this size, although the entry-level Visia model only has two front airbags - you need to opt for an Acenta to get side airbags.

The top Tekna model gets curtain airbags as well as an electronic stability programme (ESP).

Although you wouldn't expect a large boot, the Pixo has very limited luggage room - even by small car standards. With 129 litres it's smaller than alternatives like the Citroen C1 and Kia Picanto. Worse still is the odd shape and high load lip, which makes lifting heavy objects in or out hard work. The rear seats do fold down (although not quite flat) to boost the carrying ability and there are a few stowage areas elsewhere including a cupholder and open cubby in front of the gearlever.

However, the door pockets are very narrow, making them pretty useless apart from a CD or two and there's no glovebox. Instead it's replaced by a storage bin.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan Pixo (09-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • 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
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Acenta equipment

Acenta standard equipment
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
Acenta optional equipment
None available

N-Tec equipment

N-Tec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
N-Tec optional equipment
None available

Tekna equipment

Tekna standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Tekna optional equipment
None available

Visia equipment

Visia standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Visia optional equipment
None available