The Nissan Note gets fairly similar reviews across the board. Testers are fans of the comfortable ride, cabin space and economical engines. Essentially, it has all of the sensible stuff covered admirably.
It’s a fairly small car overall, but features more interior space than a comparable supermini by being taller. But how large is it exactly? We’ve assembled all of the Note’s vital stats in one place to give you an idea of how easily it will fit in your life.
When parked up beside the standard Micra supermini, it’s clear to see that the Note is both longer and taller. It’s also 30mm wider, but the biggest change comes in the wheelbase, where the Note gains a further 150mm between the front and rear axles. This results in less intrusion by the wheel arches into the cabin which, in turn, benefits the passengers inside.
It’s worth considering that, if you choose one of the Style Pack models equipped with sportier-looking front and rear bumpers, overall length increases by 35mm to 4,135mm.
Nissan doesn’t disclose exact measurements for the Note’s interior space, though it’s undoubtedly a roomy place to sit, offering better interior accommodation than both the Juke crossover or the Micra. Testers comment on the very generous rear legroom which, thanks to a sliding rear bench, can be reduced slightly to benefit boot volume if required. Thanks to the high roof line, headroom is never going to be a problem either.
For such a small car, the Note scores strongly on boot space. With that adjustable rear bench set to its regular setting, a figure of 325 litres rivals the likes of the Skoda Fabia’s class-leading 330 litres. However, slide the bench to it’s furthest forward position, and volume increases to an impressive 411 litres. Fold the rear seats away, and a full 1,495 litres of kit can be crammed in.
|Seats up||325-411 litres|
|Seats down||1,495 litres|
Turning circle and fuel tank capacity
A 41-litre fuel tank is within the ballpark of most other superminis, and results in a potential range of 708 miles when combined with the most frugal 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine.
A tighter turning circle means better manoeuvrability around town and, again, the Note is fairly competitive for the class. By comparison, a figure of 10.7 metres is around 0.1m larger than a Renault Clio can achieve.
|Turning circle||10.7 metres|
|Fuel tank||41 litres|
For a car that qualifies as a mini-MPV, the Note is impressively lightweight. The basic 1.2-litre petrol weighs just over a ton, while the heaviest 1.5 diesel weighs up to 1,216 – depending on spec.
Considering the Ford B-Max – weighed down by its fancy sliding doors – weighs 1,279 kilos when fitted with its 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, it’s clear Nissan’s engineers have done a top job in improving efficiency by shedding the pounds.
|1,040kg (1.2 petrol)||1,216kg (1.5 dCi)|
Is the Note for you?
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