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  • Nissan Micra Review: Is It The Best In Its Class?
  • 15 February 2019

    Nissan Micra Review: Is It The Best In Its Class?

'As Standard'

Today it seems that the 'as standard' package is becoming increasingly limited across the automotive industry, and therefore slightly underwhelming.

But what if 'As Standard' didn't have to be so, well...standard. What if it could still impress?  

Well, we've put it to the test, comparing same class cars against the new Nissan Micra, a car so feature-driven that its 'as standard' offering is anything but standard.

Below you'll find the Nissan Micra compared to its classmates: Vauxhall Corsa, Hyundai i10, Citroen C3, Seat Ibiza, Suzuki Swift and Kia Picanto for performance and features, inside and out.


Performance Statistics

Nissan Micra Vs Vauxhall Corsa

Micra IG - Petrol Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity = 999cc
  • Seats = 5
  • Engine power = 71hp
  • Boot space = 300 litres
Corsa Design - Petrol Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity  = 1398cc
  • Seats = 5
  • Engine power = 75hp
  • Boot space = 285 litres

The Micra offers a smaller, but more efficient engine, achieving a higher MPG with lower emissions. What's more, it even has a bigger boot space. So if you're looking for a town/city car to zip around day to day, or even an adventure ready and spacious car, the Micra could be the perfect match for you.

Nissan Micra Vs Hyundai i10

Micra IG - Petrol Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity  = 999cc

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 71hp

  • Boot space = 300 litres

Hyundai i10 - SE Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity = 1197cc

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 75hp

  • Boot space = 252 litres

If your car is more than just an A to B mechanism and you're looking for something a little bigger, relaxing and spacious inside, the Nissan Micra is the winner. With a larger boot space and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, the Nissan Micra makes a reliable road trip ready car.

Nissan Micra Vs Citroen C3

Micra IG - Petrol Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity = 999cc

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 71hp

  • Boot space = 300 litres

Citroen C3 Flair - Puretech 82 Manual
  • Engine capacity = 1200cc

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 61hp

  • Boot capacity = 300 litres

The nifty Nissan Micra has a smaller but more powerful engine than the Citroen.

Both cars excel with 300-litre boot space,
yet the Nissan Micra stands out as it's filled to the brim with features that can be found in the tables below. The Nissan Micra is also more affordable, at £15,095, compared to the Citroen C3 at £15,190.

Nissan Micra Vs Seat Ibiza

Micra IG - Petrol Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity = 999cc

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 71hp

  • Boot space = 300 litres

Seat Ibiza Xcellence - TSI Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity  = 999cc
  • Seats = 5
  • Engine power = 95hp
  • Boot space = 355 litres

Here we have very similar spec cars, both with a 1.0L engine, low emissions and larger boots for the class.

The Seat Ibiza markets for £18,045, around £3,000 more than the £15,095 Micra, however the features in the chart below favour the less expensive Micra.

The Micra excels in all categories, however, in the Safety and Security category, the Ibiza seems to be a few grades lower, not what you'd expect for the higher price tag.

Nissan Micra Vs Suzuki Swift

Micra IG - Petrol Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity = 999cm3

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 71hp

  • Boot space = 300 litres

Suzuki Swift SZ-T - Boostjet Engine Manual
  • Engine capacity  = 999cc
  • Seats = 5
  • Engine power = 111hp
  • Boot space = 265 litres

These statists favour the Suzuki Swift, however with the lower Suzuki price point of £14,499, you get fewer Safety & Security, Audio & Navigation and other impressive features that are present in the feature leading Nissan Micra. A feature comparison can be found in the table below.

Nissan Micra  Vs Kia Picanto

Micra IG - Petrol Manual 5-speed
  • Engine capacity = 999cm3

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 71hp

  • Boot space = 300 litres

Kia Picanto X-line S - Petrol Manual
  • Engine capacity  = 1250cc

  • Seats = 5

  • Engine power = 83hp

  • Boot space = 255 litres

With the larger Picanto engine comes higher CO2 emissions than the Nissan Micra and smaller boot space. Not the best choice for today's carbon emission footprint concerns.

Feature Comparison

Now, let's compare the standard grade features found in all models. Categories include Exterior, Interior, Safety & Security and Audio & Navigation features.

Exterior Features

Micra  

Corsa

i10

C3 Flair   

Ibiza Xcellence  

Swift  

Picanto

Electric folding door mirrors

  

Body colour bumpers

  

Concealed rear door handles

      

16-inch Alloys wheels

15 inch

14 inch

 

Interior Features

Micra  

Corsa  

i10  

C3 Flair

Ibiza Xcellence

Swift    

Picanto

Interior Chrome door handles

    

Cruise control

 

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

 

 

 

Safety & Security Features

Micra  

Corsa 

i10 

C3 Flair 

Ibiza Xcellence 

Swift   

Picanto

Speed limiter

   

 

ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.

 

Intelligent Ride Control

      

Intelligent Trace Control

      

EBS/Pedestrian Recognition

     

Hill Start Assist

 

 

High Beam Assist

     

Lane Departure Warning.

  

   

Intelligent Lane Intervention

      

One front ISOFIX child seat anchorage

      

Two rear ISOFIX child seat anchorage

  

Halogen headlights

   

LED Daytime Running Lights

Rain-sensing auto-wipers

   

  

Intelligent automatic headlights

   

 

Audio & Navigation Features

Micra  

Corsa 

i10  

C3
Flair  

Ibiza 
Xcellence   

Swift      

Picanto

USB port with iPod connection

 

Bluetooth with audio streaming

 

Advanced Drive-Assist Display

      

7" Touchscreen Display

  

6.5"

 

AUX socket

 

New NissanConnect Display Audio

      

Mobile App: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

   

DAB Digital Radio

AM/FM

 

 

As you can see from the table above, the Nissan Micra excels with its technology offering throughout, from driver aids and safety features to entertainment.

Key comparators exist within the Safety and Security Feature section. The Micra offers a host of features that no other class comparator offers, such as Intelligent Ride Control, Intelligent Lane Intervention, One front ISOFIX child seat anchorage and Advanced Drive-Assist Display. Nissan Intelligent Technology, such as the new NissanConnect Display Audio, is also an exclusive Nissan feature.

The Nissan Micra is one of the only to offer EBS/Pedestrian Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Interior Chrome door handles and High Beam Assist.

2019 Nissan Micra Awards

Feature-leading and driver efficient, it's no wonder the Nissan Micra is winning some of the most respected automotive awards on offer.

The first big win for the Micra came at the FirstCar Awards, winning 'Car of the Year' 2019. Continuing the winning streak, the AutoExpress DriverPower SuperMini 2018 Gold Winner award was added to the Micra's award portfolio.

The AutoExpress award is one of the most definitive and respected customer satisfaction studies, showcasing just how refreshing and high performing the Micra actually is!

The Micra was highlighted to be the best performing supermini in 5 of the 9 DriverPower categories. These categories are: Engine & Gearbox, Interior & Comfort, Ride & Handling, Infotainment, Connectivity & Electrics and Safety Features.

Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express and Carbuyer, commented; "The Micra clearly ticks loads of boxes for supermini buyers and we're not surprised, especially with some class-leading tech on board that owners love as much as we do."


Nissan Micra N-Sport

Adding to the Nissan Micra's intelligent and technologically advanced package, the New Nissan Micra is also now available to order with automatic transmission and car lovers can enjoy the newly released N-Sport model.


The exclusive N-Sport, comes with carbon-look 17" alloys, carbon mirror caps and glossy black bumpers. It’s a car that all eyes will be on.


You can choose from an additional 4 bold colours: Solid White, Passion Red, Enigma Black or Echo Grey, whilst faux-leather Alcantara seats, with detailed stitching, guarantee the highest quality of comfort. Your driving experience is also enhanced due to an impressive 90hp 898cc engine. Travel further and cheaper with lower emissions at 118g/km and 54.3mpg.

Comparison conclusion

From both the 'As Standard' performance statistics and feature comparison above we can see that Nissan seem to have revitalised the 'as standard' package to become anything but standard with their new Micra release!

Nissan has really defined their standard offering by focussing on the technology, style, and adaptability of the new Micra, enhancing the immersive driver experience.

Situated in the middle of the class’s price bracket at £15,095, the Nissan Micra isn’t the cheapest, nor the most expensive. However, it out-features both!

A solid mix of driver aids such as Intelligent LED lights, braking and cruise technologies combined with an incredible offering of entertainment and safety features, it's clear to see why the new Nissan Micra has already won big this 2019.

If you would like to put the new Nissan Micra to the test yourself, simply come down and visit us at 1 of our 15 Nissan showrooms or book a test drive appointment online today. We’re sure you'll be just as impressed as we are with this technology leading vehicle.

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