Nissan Note

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How much does the Nissan Note cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical Nissan Note to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Small MPV segment, it will make the smallest dent in your wallet.

The Nissan Note 1.5L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A. In fact this is the lowest CO2 output of any model in the Small MPV segment at the time of writing. Good job, Nissan.

It does almost 81 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is the best fuel economy in class, and better than the next three cars: Renault Grand Scenic, Citroen C4 Picasso, Ford C Max

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 8, which is lower than the Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Peugeot Partner Tepee 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot Partner Tepee has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L diesel1.6L petrol
mpg55.4 - 65.744.8 - 47.955.4 - 80.741.5 - 42.8
emissions99 - 119139 - 15090 - 136149 - 159
tax£0.00 - £30.00£145.00 - £160.00£0.00 - £145.00£160.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 6 - 10Group 10 - 11Group 8 - 16Group 14 - 16

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Nissan Note: How big is the boot?

The Nissan Note has an above average boot space (424 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Citroen Berlingo Multispace MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 762 litres.

Is the Nissan Note easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Note is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just just under three quarters of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the Small MPV class get, and gives you the maximum door opening space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4104m long it gives you reasonable 696mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Nissan Note has the best performance?

The fastest Nissan Note from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 153 lbs/ft torque and 110 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 10.7 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Citroen C4 Picasso 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Nissan Note to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L diesel1.6L petrol
zeroTo6211.8 - 13.713.1 - 13.411.1 - 13.310.7 - 11.7
torque110 - 147128200 - 240153
bhp80 - 988886 - 103110

What size caravan or trailer, can the Nissan Note tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Nissan Note 1.6L petrol which has 153 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.