The Nissan Pulsar is a sensible, practical hatchback that offers trouble-free motoring and low running costs. It might not be as popular as its Juke and Qashqai SUV cousins, but the Barcelona-built Pulsar has a lot going for it.
To help you decide, we’ve collected dimensions data for the Pulsar so you have all the information at your fingertips. It’ll save you breaking out the tape measure in the dealership and should give you an idea about whether it’ll fit in your garage.
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Nissan Pulsar exterior dimensions
At nearly 4.4 metres long, the Pulsar is one of the larger family hatchbacks on the market. It’s a little longer than the top-selling Ford Focus but has a narrower body to allow more breathing space in supermarket parking bays.
The Nissan is also a little taller than most of its class rivals allowing it to offer headroom more akin to a mini-MPV. As a family hatch, the Pulsar’s dimensions might make it marginally harder to park than some rivals but easier to fit in all your luggage and passengers.
|Width including mirrors||2,017mm|
Nissan Pulsar interior dimensions and boot space
Reviewers often comment on the Pulsar’s excellent passenger space – especially in terms of rear knee room, which is a class-leading 692mm. Add in generous headroom and a reasonably wide body, and you’re looking at a car that has ample space for five.
In terms of luggage space, the Nissan remains quite impressive. Space with the rear seats up is comparable to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and new Renault Megane, although it lags a little behind the class-leading Skoda Octavia and Honda Civic which have 590 and 478 litres respectively. Nevertheless, 385 litres is big enough for most families and, if all else fails, you can simply fold the rear seats for an additional 1,010 litres of space.
|Boot space (rear seats up)||385 litres|
|Boot space (rear seats folded)||1,395 litres|
Nissan Pulsar fuel tank and turning circle
A 46-litre fuel tank is about average for the family hatchback class. However, the most frugal version of the Pulsar, the 1.5-litre diesel, can return an official combined fuel consumption figure of 78.5mpg – that means a claimed range of 793 miles.
The 10.2-metre turning circle is actually rather good and more comparable to superminis such as the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa than similar family hatchbacks – perfect for manoeuvring and tight turns at the local multi-storey car park.
|Fuel tank||46 litres|
|Turning circle||10.2 metres|
Nissan Pulsar weight and towing limits
The Pulsar continues its average streak on the scales. Lower powered variants might struggle slightly to move its 1,258kg mass, but the torquey diesels should cope just fine. The heaviest models are a little lighter than direct competitors, too.
In terms of towing, the Pulsar isn’t able to tow anywhere near as much as the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, but a towing limit of 1,200kg on all versions with a manual gearbox isn’t to be sniffed at. Unfortunately, if you want an automatic, CVT models can only tow 500kg so you’d be better off elsewhere.
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