Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the electric car. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Pulsar range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

There’s been a mid-sized hatchback-shaped hole in Nissan’s range ever since it replaced the Almera with the genre-busting Qashqai. The Pulsar then, is the Almera’s spiritual successor – and sadly it’s just as dreary. For more information on the Nissan Pulsar, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

The Pulsar’s very closely related to the latest Qashqai, but it feels like Nissan spent quite a bit less time on it. The interior’s a warmed-up casserole of leftover Qashqai bits, with oddly mismatched plastics and uneven fit and finish. Handling is best described as unenthusiastic, while an overly paranoid crash detection system is a bit too enthusiastic, loudly reporting nearly every solid object in the Pulsar’s path. On the upside, a long wheelbase means there’s lots of interior space, with epic rear legroom, and both the petrol and diesel engines are efficient and refined. What’s more, it has the widest front door armrests in its class, so it’s a great home for the fat-elbowed.

The one we’d buy

115 dCi

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Xtronic

Rivals to consider

Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Peugeot 308, Vauxhall Astra, VW Golf

For

Refined and efficient engines, supple ride, lots of interior space 

Against

Unremarkable in every way

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