Loved by rental agencies, fleet operators, and your favourite e-hailing services, the Nissan Almera is the go-to for no-mess, no-fuss, reliable motoring with low running costs.

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Is the Nissan Almera a good car? 

The Almera is a nameplate that has been with us since 2001 in South Africa and has enjoyed much success in both the private sector and in fleet and rental agencies. While the second generation saw sales slow, the most recent update t it helped revitalize its presence.

Who is the Nissan Almera a good car for?

If you’re a traditional motorist and one that can appreciate the sedan format, the Almera will tick many of the boxes you’re looking for. A generous boot and ample cabin space make it a practical vehicle for those that don’t require the high-riding approach that SUVs offer.

Is the Nissan Almera a good first car?

The affordable nature of the Nissan Almera makes it appealing to first-time car buyers. If you’re a little less experienced, the size of the Almera may initially be intimidating but one will soon come to appreciate what the Almera has to offer.

Is the Nissan Almera a good family car?

The Almera makes a great family car and is cost-effective to run, offers ample seating for both adults and children and has a 490-litre boot to ensure that no luggage gets left behind. It has 2 airbags and ISOFIX child seat mounting anchors.

Is there a Hybrid Nissan Almera?

The Almera is only available with a single engine option, that of the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with no hybrid option available.

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What’s it like to drive? 

Reviewer’s opinion

“On the inside, a more welcoming atmosphere has been created thanks to new seat fabric with contrasting stitching, and an updated fascia with a new audio system design and classier air conditioning controls. Class-leading rear legroom and the Almera’s massive 490-litre boot remain in place.”

– AutoTrader

What does it look like?

Exterior

Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera
Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera

Interior

Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera

What is the Nissan Almera like inside? 

The interior of the Almera is a simple affair with logical controls and limited switchgear. This ensures that operation is simple and easy to learn, making it less complex for those that may be overwhelmed by the features of more modern offerings. The cloth upholstery is durable and hard-wearing and most surfaces are pleasant to the touch.

 

Style

Never one that was lauded for its design, the Almera takes the traditional three-box design approach and rounds off the corners for a more fluid overall shape. Large headlights and a deep V-shaped grille characterise the front end while the rear combination lamps mimic the design of the headlights.

Tech features

  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Bluetooth
  • USB input
  • ABS with EBD and BAS
  • Rear parking sensors

Price and specs

Which is the cheapest Nissan Almera?

Only two models are on offer, both are 1.5-litre versions with a choice of automatic or manual gearboxes. The manual is the cheapest, coming in at R283 000.

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How much does it cost?

Model Price
Nissan Almera 1.5 Acenta R283 000
Nissan Almera 1.5 Acenta Auto R301 000

*Pricing correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.

Competitors

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Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera
Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera
Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera
Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera
Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera
Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera
Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera

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