2011 Nissan Micra ST-L Automatic Road Test Review

28 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2011 Nissan Micra ST-L Automatic Road Test Review

CO2 emissions: 156g/km

In its basic three-cylinder form, the Micra comes as a well-equipped leader offering best-in-class

But step up to the mid-spec Micra and you get an engine that belongs in a car. Team that a four-speed automatic transmission and the ST-L becomes an appealing commuter solution.

Driveability: the smaller 1.2 litre engine can struggle, the larger 1.5 has plenty of right through the rev range. with the automatic, the Micra is a willing performer.

With a super-tight turning and light manoeuvrability, the Micra is a to poke into city and through tight narrow

Refinement: There is a little and wind noise evident, but no than other cars in the class. Because its never too hard the engine remains unless being pushed.

Suspension: The Micra#39;s suspension is soft though well and takes the edge off potholes and humps well. It can be a little through bends but handles surfaces well.

Braking: bite is sensitive but the front brakes and rear drums well having no trouble the Micra’s low weight .

ANCAP Not tested by ANCAP (Euro 4 stars)

Safety features: Six are standard (front, front and full-length curtain, while all are fitted with three-point ABS, EBD, brake and Vehicle Stability Assist are across the range.

SERVICING

Warranty: The 2011 Micra is sold with a year/100,000km new car warranty.

Service Servicing costs are capped for the 120,000km or six years. Before contact your local dealer, as capped prices may

Kia Rio 1.4 LX auto ($16,990) – more room to move, but lacking refinement from engine and interior. Getting in the tooth now too.

Hyundai S 5-door auto ($16.990) Offers the same pros and as the Rio. Has proven reliable time but there are better (the i20 is a very good (see Getz reviews )

Colt ES auto ($17,740) A little more expensive and from the next vehicle The Micra 1.5 lines up well the Colt for equipment and dynamics, but match it for space.

Note: all prices are Manufacturer’s Price, excluding dealer or on-road costs.

TMR VERDICT |

Perhaps not the ultimate bargain are cheaper buys but, on the Micra is at the head of the pack in the car class.

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