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Nissan Micra

Price $9,988 – $17,598
Fuel consumption 6.8 – 9.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
A new Micra will hit the European market in the spring of 2018, but all signs point to North America keeping the current version for another little while. This city car has a 109-horsepower, 1.6L four cylinder that works well with the optional four-speed automatic (a five-speed manual comes standard). The Micra is strong enough to be the star of its own racing series: The Micra Cup!

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Test Drives2017 Nissan Micra: Smiley Face
Small-car sales have been in a downward spiral for quite a few years now. In Canada, consumers are trading in their compact cars for small SUVs, while subcompact car drivers and moving up to compacts. The minicar segment is also hurting, which includes the Nissan Micra, the Chevrolet Spark , …
Special EventsDriving the Streets of New York in a 2017 Nissan Micra
The Big Apple is America’s largest and most densely populated city. It’s the financial capital of the world, the diplomacy capital of the world and arguably the cultural capital of the world. It’s a gigantic powerhouse in every facet of the word, and therefore, a perfect setting for Nissan to …
BlogA New Car for $10,000? Why Not?
You need a car to bring you from point A to point B, and your most important purchase criterion is the smallest possible monthly payment. Engine power is of little importance, just like comfort and convenience features. Four tires and a steering wheel, with a new-car warranty for peace of …
Test Drives2015 Nissan Micra: Small Car for a Small Price?
There’s a new kid on the block: the Nissan Micra, considered by its manufacturer as a sub-compact and by me as a city car. Its size places it between a Chevrolet Spark and a Honda Fit, with its engine being more powerful than the former and less powerful than the …
MechanicalThe mini Micra goes to the Garage for its Entrance Exam
Nissan has resuscitated its little Micra this year and The Car Guide wanted to learn more about this blast from the past. To keep the starting price under $10,000, Nissan undoubtedly had to make some compromises, so we enlisted the help of the mechanics at Garage Nicolas Demers to examine …
First Drives2015 Nissan Micra: A New Car for Under $10,000
Back in the day, when neither the price of gas nor a vehicle’s fuel consumption were big causes for concern, Nissan offered the Micra, a sub-compact whose success was predicated primarily on a very attractive base price. Introduced in Canada in 1984 then taken off the market in 1992, the …
Special EventsNissan Micra: Back 21 Years Later!
The Nissan Micra is back on the Canadian market following a 21-year leave of absence. To celebrate, Nissan is pulling out all the stops and turned the recent unveiling – which took place at Montreal’s Arsenal art gallery – into a Canada-wide media event. Some of the country’s biggest names …

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NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Nissan Micra
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in a slew of vehicle categories, including city cars. They are positioned below the subcompact segment in terms of size and price, but that doesn’t mean we should underestimate them, as city cars allow those of us on a tight budget …
RecallsRecall for the Nissan Micra, Frontier, Sentra, Versa Note and NV
Transport Canada recently published a recall notice regarding several Nissan models affected by an ignition system issue. At a matter of fact, in the Nissan Micra , Nissan Frontier , Nissan Sentra , Nissan Versa Note and Nissan NV , equipped with a mechanical key ignition system—and not a pushbutton …
RacingGet behind the wheel of a Micra Cup race car
On Sunday June 18, at the Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Nissan Canada and JD Promotion & Competition, with the collaboration of Total Canada, are organising an event called the “Discovery Experience,” a unique opportunity to take the wheel of a Micra Cup race car. For $295 plus taxes, you’ll get …
ParisNew Nissan Micra: Beautiful, But Not for Us
At the Paris Auto Show, we had an opportunity to see the fifth generation of the diminutive Micra. The city car, immediately recognizable as a member of the Nissan family, promises modern technologies and a higher-quality interior. However, it seems like this version will not be sold in Canada for …
NewsNissan Micra Cup expanding to Ontario in second season
It's official: After a successful inaugural campaign in Quebec in 2015, the Nissan Micra Cup will expand to Ontario in its second season. Nissan Canada president Christian Meunier made the announcement at season-ending gala in Montreal. "We knew the Nissan Micra Cup was a great idea but the level of …
NewsWatch this Micra Cup highlight reel from Mont-Tremblant
Our man Russ Bond recently told you all about the Nissan Micra Cup car and its insanely fun driving behaviour. Hot off of the heels of a successful weekend at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Nissan released this highlight reel video, which truly illustrates the wheel-to-wheel action going on at the Micra Cup …
NewsAlex Tagliani stars in new Nissan Micra commercial
Nissan is launching a new ad campaign for the Micra starring Canadian professional race car driver Alex Tagliani. The first commercial for the Micra since its launch in the spring of 2014, the ad features a production Micra being test driven by a young man, salesman in tow, lining up …

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Why is the Nissan Micra the best buy in its category?
Subcompact cars have rapidly evolved in recent years, offering more refinement, comfort and options than ever before. But at what price? We believe subcompact cars must remain affordable, simple and easy to maintain, and the Nissan Micra checks all these boxes. It also happens to be super fun to drive, …
Motoring TV
Can the Nissan Micra Cup sell cars?
"Win on Sunday sell on Monday" is the old NASCAR adage. However, with the Nissan Micra Cup, all the cars are the same, Nissan will own the podium. Can this translate into selling cars come Monday morning? (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2016 episode 25) …
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Nissan Micra Cup, good for car sales and Canadian racing?
The Micra Cup is Canada's newest racing series. Despite the fact it's Micra vs Micra, Nissan is convinced it can sell cars come Monday morning. But can the series also be good for Canadian racing and what makes this a grassroots series? We went to Mosport to find some answers …
Motoring TV
2016 Nissan Micra Cup kicks off at Calabogie
The Nissan Micra Cup 's second season is set to get underway this weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park, marking the series' first foray outside of Quebec. The two-race event at the track southwest of Ottawa kicks off a season that includes three race weekends in Ontario and another five in …
Video Reviews
Test Drive: 2015 Nissan Micra
Last sold in Canada 21 years ago, the Nissan—née Datsun—Micra is still sold in 160 countries worldwide. Well it's back, and Graeme Fletcher was on hand to take a closer look at the subcompact Micra and what it brings to the table. From a base model that features manual windows …
Motoring TV
Nissan goes racing in Canada with Micra Cup
With Nissan launching the Micra Cup series in Canada, Motoring TV sent Two-Minute Test Drive host Russ Bond to Circuit Mont-Tremblant to see what it is all about. Based on his time spent at the track in the Micra Cup car, Russ thinks the series is going to be a …