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Nissan Micra review - Reliability and Safety

Impressive standard safety kit is a big plus for the Micra

Nissan has gone big on safety kit with the Micra, as all UK cars get a long list of impressive tech on board as standard. There’s the expected Isofix child seat fixings, six airbags, ABS, stability control and seat belt warnings, but a hi-tech safety pack also comes on all cars.

This means you also get lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian recognition, road sign recognition and high beam assist. That’s a very impressive list of kit for the price, and means that the five-star Euro NCAP score the Micra was awarded with the Safety Pack applies to all models sold in the UK.

The Micra finished 63rd in our 2019 Driver Power satisfaction survey, which represents a big fall from the 2018 poll, where it achieved 15th overall. Tight rear space and expensive servicing costs were highlighted as issues. Nissan as a whole came eleventh out of the 30 manufacturers, topping VW, Hyundai and Citroen.

Warranty

The Nissan Micra comes with an industry-standard three-year warranty, which is the same as most of its rivals. The Hyundai i20 and Toyota Yaris both have five-year warranties, though, and the Kia Rio beats even that with seven years. Nissan says that the decals available as customisation options are covered under the standard warranty, too.

Servicing

Nissan offers a range of fixed-price servicing packages. Costs obviously vary according to model and whether you opt for a major or minor service.

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