The Micra is in its fourth generation now and has been widely famous for its drivability, reliability and efficiency as a compact hatchback. The car is a decent urban hatchback and is made for some people’s daily use in the city. Nissan has exported the Micra from India to some global auto markets but it seems that the sale isn't as good as most of its opponents. The Nissan Micra has offered a CVT automatic transmission as standard with the petrol engine and that makes it one of the most affordable cars in India to offer this technology, while the diesel version matches with the manual gearbox. However, Nissan hasn't done any changes for the Micra in the last five years so now it doesn't look as good and modern as its competitors.
Certified by ARAI, the fuel efficiency of the Nissan Micra is 19.15kmpl for the petrol variant with a CVT gearbox, while the diesel engine paired with a manual transmission has 23.19kmpl. These are excepted parameters for such a small car with a 1-litre or 1.5-litre engine.
Actual Mileage in the City
The overall result of our road test in the city and the buyers' reviews is between 14 and 21 kmpl, which is still a reasonable figure compared with the authoritative data. We have 14 to 17 kmpl for the petrol engine and 17 to 20 kmpl for the diesel version. Counting different conditions in the cities, what Micra gives us is acceptable but if the number goes lower, then it would not be so ideal.
Actual Mileage on the Highway
We get 17 to 19 kmpl fuel consumption for petrol during the road test and the diesel one ranges from 19 to 22 kmpl, which are very close to the official announcement. And by the way, few owners say they can get 24 and 25 kmpl for the diesel version and this is cool. If you don't mind Nissan hasn't done updates for the Micra, it really is an economical hatchback.