Whether you do a lot of miles or not, your driving position is crucial, and this is something the Micra does particularly well. The seats are supportive, and there’s plenty of steering wheel adjustment, so most people will find it easy to achieve a comfortable driving position.
The Nissan Connect infotainment system that’s standard on most models has plenty of customisable options and is relatively intuitive. It combines a touchscreen that you can pinch and swipe like a smartphone with separate buttons and dials that make it simple to jump between different screens. As well as being user-friendly, the interior looks good, with an appealing mixture of textures and finishes.
While space is good up-front, the Micra falls short of the class best for practicality. Getting youngsters in and out of the back of the Micra is something you’ll need to supervise, because the hidden door handles are too high for small children to reach. Once in the back, headroom is compromised by the Micra’s sloping roofline and rear legroom is rather tight.
At 300 litres, the boot
is an average size for the class. All Micras come with a fixed rear seat base and a backrest that splits and folds 60/40. As is the case with almost every rival, folding the backrest gives you a longer load space that has a step up from the boot floor.
Ride comfort is reasonably good, and the Micra is easy to drive thanks to a light, responsive feel to the steering, clutch pedal and gearshift. N-Sport versions with the more powerful engine have lowered suspension, but they feel much the same to drive as other models.