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Nissan Note (2006 - 2013) Equipment, Accessories & Interior

The entry-level S trim has ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution, driver, passenger and side airbags, Isofix child seat mountings, central locking with deadlocks, four-speaker CD stereo and power steering. Air conditioning is a £600 option. Step-up to the SE for air conditioning, a cooled glovebox, curtain airbags, 15-inch alloy wheels, split-level Flexi-board boot storage system, electrically-adjustable and heated door mirrors, flip-up tables plus colour-keyed bumpers and door handles.

The range-topping SVE gets electric folding mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers and dark tinted rear windows. In July 2007 the trim levels were changed to Visia, Acenta and Tekna (replacing S, SE and SVE). All models have colour-coded front and rear bumpers, an auxiliary input for Mp3 players or iPods. The Acenta gets Bluetooth while the Tekna has privacy glass.

In 2012 Nissan increased the level of equipment on the Acenta and N-TEC+ trim level. The Acenta trim received 16-inch alloys, body-coloured mirrors and front fog light surrounds. While upgrades on N-TEC+ includes rear parking senors.

The Note scored four out of five stars when crash tested by Euro NCAP which is reasonable for a small car. All cars have dual front and side airbags, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and Isofix child seat anchor points. SE/Acenta models have curtain airbags, while the SVE/Tekna gets an electronic stability programme. Security is taken care of with remote central locking and an immobiliser.

The Nissan Note (06-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

The Note's trump card is that it's one of the most practical small cars on the market. Although it looks like a standard hatchback (it's not particularly high for instance), the interior is actually incredibly flexible. Firstly, the seats fold flat at the pull of a lever for an impressive amount of load space (1,332 litres) and they also slide forward and back to give extra legroom or more luggage space.

The legroom is so good that most buyers will probably keep the seats as far forward as possible for maximum loadspace. New for a Nissan is a 'Flexi-board' (see gallery) on SE and SVE models. When it's in place it covers a hidden storage area and creates a fold flat floor. One side is carpet, the other is wipe-clean, for muddy boots or a dog. It can be easily removed to free up all the boot space.

You also get a huge glovebox that's big enough to store 12 drinks cans, a storage box under the passenger's seat and seat-back 'kangaroo' pockets that are expandable.

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