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

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

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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.


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.


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.

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