Nissan Pulsar Reviewed

The Nissan Pulsar is a family hatchback that is intended to interest those looking for a direct, straightforward Vehicle

A family auto like this one must be great at everything, from the school run or work drive to adapting to occasion stuff. There’s a variety of capable autos to look over in this tremendously focused class, be that as it may, including the Audi A3 and the VW Golf, yet the Pulsar surely justifies thought. It’s extensive, not too bad to drive and incredible incentive for cash – both as a private or organization decision.

Execution in Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar Engine

Nissan Pulsar Engine

The Pulsar is accessible with a 114bhp 1.2-liter turbo petrol motor, a 187bhp 1.6-liter turbo petrol or a 109bhp 1.5-liter diesel. The diesel isn’t precisely quick, yet keep the revs over 1500rpm and it pulls dynamically with no eccentric surge when the turbo kicks in. The 1.2-liter petrol is a superior decision, nonetheless; it’s helpfully nippier than the diesel, and is sufficiently adaptable. It’s not quick but rather it pulls neatly from low revs and doesn’t feel enormously exhausted. The lead 187bhp turbo petrol is an exorbitant decision and is probably not going to speak to numerous thus. It is very quick, however.

Ride Comfort

The Pulsar’s ride is a blended pack. The Nissan feels very much secured over fast plunges and peaks, however while things never verge on awkward, you’re unquestionably jarred around more than in a VW Golf or Ford Focus. It’s consummately bearable in case you’re simply cruising along on the motorway, yet it can turn into a bit of tiring on nation paths.

Around town it’s fine, however, with a wonderfully extravagant feel. Section level forms get 16in wheels while n-sleuth and Tekna models include 17in wheels that don’t trade off the ride. Beat spec Tekna models with the DIG-T 190 get 18in wheels, be that as it may, which are somewhat more jostling than the other trims’ wheels.

Ride Comfort

Nissan Pulsar handles safely and typically, with a better than average measure of hold. The guiding could be better, however; it’s exact, yet the weight doesn’t generally fabricate rapidly enough when you hand over to a corner. This can make the Nissan a bit of perturbing at higher velocities, as you never truly have a smart thought of what’s happening at the front.

It’s anything but difficult to stop at lower speeds, however, on the grounds that the guiding is sufficiently light while moving gradually.

The DIG-T 190 has some adjusted spring and damper settings which enhance the taking care of marginally, and the controlling rack has been changed to offer some more keen directing, yet it’s not altogether superior to alternate models.

It’s refinement

The diesel motor is somewhat blunt, yet generally the Pulsar is a quieted cruiser, with little wind or street clamor sifting into the lodge on the motorway. Truth be told, with the 1.2-liter petrol motor fitted, the Pulsar is observably calmer inside than generally matches. Notwithstanding when buckled down the motor stays calm and it conveys its energy easily. The controls could rest easy, however; the unresponsive grasp and quickening agent, delicate brake pedal and obscure gearshift bring some relief what is generally a lovely auto to drive.

Driving Position

Driving Position

There’s a lot of conformity to the Pulsar’s seat and guiding wheel, both for reach and rake, to help you locate the perfect driving position. Sadly, the seat isn’t especially strong, and flexible lumbar bolster isn’t accessible even as a discretionary additional. A few drivers may discover the auto more tiring to drive than it ought to be, over longer separations, accordingly. At any rate effectively marked and got to controls roll out it simple to make improvements to the radio and air-con progressing. Wheel-mounted sound and journey controls are standard over the range, which implies you don’t need to grasp your hands off the wheel as regularly.

All-round perceivability is fantastic, because of the Pulsar’s tall windows and thin columns, and it’s anything but difficult to judge where the edges of the auto are. This makes moving and stopping the Nissan simple. A switching camera is standard on n-sleuth models, while Tekna trim autos get Nissan’s Around View Monitor framework. This awesome element shows an overhead 360-degree perspective of the auto, making it truly simple to fit the auto into holes. This can likewise be joined with a framework that permits the auto to stop itself.




Visia and Acenta renditions don’t get a focal touchscreen, only a little show for the radio and media framework. They do get a flawless 5.0in driver’s show, in the instrument bunch, however – as do the more costly models. It’s reasonable and demonstrates a helpful cluster of data which can be looked through. Higher-spec n-sleuth and Tekna models get Nissan’s 5.8in touchscreen sat-nav and media framework, which incorporates a DAB radio and switching camera. This Nissan Connect framework rushes to react to summons.

Nissan manufacture quality

Nissan manufacture quality

At first look, the Pulsar’s dashboard looks fundamentally the same as the one in the Qashqai. Begin touching with it, be that as it may, and you’ll rapidly acknowledge it isn’t worked with a remarkable same high-review materials, and there’s some especially shoddy feeling plastic on the back of the guiding haggle the instrument binnacle. A somewhat gawky feeling wheel reduces promote from the nature of the lodge. So, it feels all around amassed and solid, which ought to help it adapt to the rigors of family utilize.

Front Space

Liberal head-and room to breathe implies that much taller drivers will be agreeable in advance, with a lot of space to extend in. Wide armrests additionally enhance comfort, as does a focal armrest. Acenta models advantage facilitate from a sliding focal armrest. In advance you likewise get two cupholders, a better than average glovebox, entryway containers that hold bottles and a capacity plate just before the gearlever. It’s just a disgrace that the USB connector is in the focal arm rest cubby, which implies you need to trail links around on the off chance that you need your telephone in the lodge.

Back space

Boot space


There’s an inconceivable measure of extra space in the back seats and the Pulsar is one of the roomiest-feeling autos in the back in its class. There’s space for three side by side and a low focal passage implies the center traveler won’t need to roost much. Head room won’t demonstrate an issue either, in light of the fact that it’s more than liberal. Three back headrests are standard over the range, however you just get a back focus armrest with two cupholders in Acenta models or more.

alternative. You can’t get electric seats, either, however in any event there’s a better than average scope of fore-toward the back and stature alteration.

Boot space

Back Space

Boot space is a quite great 385 liters; that is a reasonable piece short of what you get in a Skoda Octavia, however more than in a Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. It’s a disgrace the Pulsar’s boot isn’t more shrewd, however; there’s a major lip to lift things over, and no tallness customizable floor to resolve the colossal stride in the heap sound you get when you crease the back seats. Nissan offers a delicate load narrows defender, however, and also a dark elastic boot tangle. These may be worth putting resources into in the event that you consistently convey filthy boots or attire.

Cost Effective

Costs are alluring, yet in the event that you’re a private purchaser you have to consider deterioration, which is anticipated to be substantial. You’ll need to go for one of the lower-determination models with the 1.2-liter turbo petrol, as well, to hold the price tag down to more sensible levels. Many will find that motor more than sufficiently proficient to hold fuel charges down, as well; the diesel will bode well just for the individuals who do far higher yearly mileages. The Pulsar bodes well as an organization auto – particularly the diesel adaptation – in light of the fact that its CO2 outflows are focused and renting rates are low. Benefit interims are each year or each 18,000 miles for a diesel, or each 12,500 miles for a petrol.

Cost Effective

Passage level Visia trim is justified regardless of a look in the event that you need to keep things as modest as could reasonably be expected, on the grounds that it’s shockingly very much prepared, with compound wheels, air-con, journey control, Bluetooth, guiding wheel-mounted controls for the stereo and even a 5.0-inch shading infotainment show between the speedo and rev-counter. Mid-level Acenta trim is likewise a decent decision; it includes double zone atmosphere control, warmed entryway mirrors, programmed lights and wipers, and keyless passage, and additionally some corrective overhauls including bigger combinations. The n-detective and Tekna models get heaps of current elements, including sat-nav and additional wellbeing pack, yet they’re costly. They’re the main ones accessible with DAB, be that as it may.

Nissan Pulsar unwavering quality

The Pulsar didn’t highlight in the latest proprietorship fulfillment study, yet Nissan as of late put ninth out of 37 producers in our latest unwavering quality study. A three-year/60,000 mile guarantee is standard, as with the case for some autos in this class, yet service contracts are accessible. A 12-year against consumption guarantee is additionally standard.


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