Used Nissan Note (2013 - 2017) Costs

Review by Graeme Lambert on
Last Updated: 08 Jun 2015
The Nissan Note has been a popular family car since its introduction in 2006 but this new model with low CO2 emissions and more safety systems could be an even bigger hit with the UK car-buying public. Manufactured in Sunderland, this five-door hatchback is based on Nissan's small car, the Micra.

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

With the exception of the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol all manual models slip below the 100g/km CO2 threshold for free road tax, so Nissan Note running costs should be acceptably low. Choose the CVT automatic gearbox – only available on the supercharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder – and the figure rises to 119g/km though.

Still, the supercharged petrol can return 66mpg over the combined cycle and the naturally aspirated model a slightly less impressive 60mpg.

The diesel is the model to have for economy and emissions though, with a combined fuel consumption of 78mpg – and we’d suggest a real-world figure of around 65mpg is eminently possible.

With a 41-litre tank you could potentially travel for well over 550 miles between fill ups at the fuel station.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£720 - £851 *


£619 - £635 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period


Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £150.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

All Nissan Note emissions are impressive as every car in the range comes with stop/start. Only the CVT gearbox hampers proceedings, raising the CO2 emissions of the 1.2-litre supercharged car from 99g/km to 119g/km.

The naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol achieves a credible 109g/km, though it’s the 1.5-litre diesel which impresses us the most thanks to its 95g/km figure.

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