The Nissan Note is a spacious and practical supermini-MPV alternative to a standard family hatchback like the Ford Focus. The Nissan Note is extremely practical, with sliding rear seats and a large interior offering enough space for the needs of a small family. All models come with high levels of standard kit, and there are three engines to choose from. The smallest 1.2-litre petrol engine struggles if you fill the car with passengers and luggage, so the best choice is the 1.5-litre diesel, which gives the Nissan Note big-car performance to match its big-car cabin.
- Frugal engines
- Lots of luggage space
- Plenty of legroom in back seats
- Not the most fun to drive
- Diesel engine is noisy
- Hard plastic interior
Combining good fuel economy and a lot of interior space isn't easy, but the Nissan Note manages it really well. It has more boot space than some much bigger rival models, so it's great for buyers looking for a car that's as easy to drive as a supermini but as spacious as an MPV. This Note makes some crucial improvements over the previous model, too – it looks and drives much better.