In-depth Reviews

Nissan Note MPV (2012-2017) - MPG, running costs & CO2

All the Nissan Note's engines are frugal – especially the 1.5-litre dCi diesel

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.1 out of 5

Read owner reviews
MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

4.1 out of 5

Running costs are pleasingly low for the Nissan Note, with the best engine in the range being the most economical, too.

Nissan Note MPG & CO2

The basic 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol is the most expensive to run. Nissan quotes fuel economy of 60.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km for road tax of £20 a year if registered before the end of March 2017.

Go for the more advanced 1.2-litre DIG-S petrol engine and fuel economy rises to 65.7mpg, while CO2 emissions of 99g/km mean free road tax. It's the only engine available with Nissan's CVT automatic gearbox, but fitting that drops fuel economy to 55.4mpg and increases CO2 emissions to 119g/km for road tax of £30 annually if registered before 1 April 2017.

Most economical of all is the 1.5-litre diesel engine, which can achieve fuel economy of 78.5mpg and has CO2 emissions of just 93g/km. This means it's exempt from road tax at current rates – and it's also our pick of the engines available.

Insurance group

Insurance runs from group 10 for the basic 1.2-litre petrol to group 15 for the DIG-S model.

Warranty

Nissan offers a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty on the Note. If long-term peace of mind is essential, bear in mind the Kia Venga comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Servicing

Nissan offers fixed-price servicing from £149 for a minor service and £219 for a major service (petrol engines) and £159/£249 (diesels), and includes three years European roadside assistance, a free courtesy car and free software updates. Nissan can also extend the standard warranty for up to three additional years for £247.

Most Popular

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Car tax
20 Jan 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
21 Jan 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
19 Jan 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
21 Jan 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022