Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Although the new Nissan Pulsar safety levels haven’t been verified Euro NCAP’s crash-testing experts, the company expects the new hatchback to achieve a full five stars, with similar scores to its Qashqai cousin.

Nissan’s new signature LED day running lights are standard, with full LED headlights available further up the range.

Inside there are six airbags to protect occupants in the roomy cabin, while depending on the trim level chosen, the Pulsar comes with emergency low-speed braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning and object motion detection, in addition to all the electronic stability systems that are part of the Pulsar package.

Two ISOFIX child-seat mounting points are fitted to the rear bench too.

Depending on the version chosen, the Pulsar can also be equipped with a straightforward reversing camera or several cameras giving an aerial view of the car.

With its spacious interior and five-door body, Nissan Pulsar practicality is right up there with the class leaders.

There’s a low loading lip and a wide tailgate opening to enable owners to make the most of the Pulsar’s 385-litre boot space. That’s a little larger than the Golf’s boot (380 litres), but significantly smaller than the 308’s 470-litre space and the Honda Civic’s 477-litre cargo bay.

Fold the seats over and it’s a different story, with the Pulsar’s 1,395-litre maximum volume outstripping all its rivals, although the rear seats aren’t flush with the boot floor, but they do split 60:40 to aid usability.

All that rear seat space is a boon when fitting child seats in there, with lots of room to manoeuvre cumbersome equipment. Two ISOFIX mounting points are also included. Acenta models upwards also benefit from keyless entry and exit, saving you fumbling for keys when your hands might otherwise be full.

Dotted around the cabin are a variety of door pockets, storage areas and little slots for hiding away detritus that tends to build up in car interiors over time.

Seat trims feel hard wearing, as do the interior plastics, with virtually everything finished in dark colours, hiding much of the signs of use that will inevitably accumulate.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan Pulsar Hatchback (14-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Acenta equipment

Acenta standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Acenta optional equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

N-Connecta equipment

N-Connecta standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
N-Connecta optional equipment
  • Sports seats

N-Connecta Style equipment

N-Connecta Style standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
N-Connecta Style optional equipment
None available

N-Tec equipment

N-Tec standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
N-Tec optional equipment
None available

Tekna equipment

Tekna standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Tekna optional equipment
None available

Visia equipment

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

Visia Limited Edition equipment

Visia Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Visia Limited Edition optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels