2017 Nissan Pulsar Review


The Pulsar is Nissan’s re-entry into the mid-sized family hatchback market it deserted in 2006 to launch the Qashqai. Introduced in 2014, and technically the sixth-generation car to bear the name, the Pulsar offers lots of equipment and interior space, with excellent refinement. Safety and technology feature highly, too.


Body Style: Hatchback              Seats: 5                MRP from £12,995 - £20,845


Did you know? At 692mm, the Nissan Pulsar boasts the best rear legroom in its class. Thank a class-leading 2,700mm wheelbase.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (6.9/10)

The Pulsar re-introduces the concept of a more traditional Nissan family hatchback. With value very much to the fore, there are four trim levels, lots of standard equipment, and an array of safety features. A choice of two petrol and three diesel engines means there should be a Pulsar to suit most pockets, while a class-leading wheelbase and rear legroom enhance the five-door Nissan’s practicality. If you are asking the spacious and practical family hold-all question – and don’t want an SUV – the impressively refined Pulsar may provide the answer.

Design & Exterior

★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ (3/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

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