Nissan Note dimensions

Check the length, height, width and boot space in the full Nissan Note dimensions guide

BuyaCar team
Sep 30, 2018

The Nissan Note might not win any awards for its stylishness, but its boxy shape does offer owners a huge amount of interior space for a supermini.

It’s only a little larger than a Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa, but has more space in the boot than a larger Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf or Renault Megane.

It's no longer in production, but still has few equals. Only a few cars, including the Honda Jazz, Hyundai ix20 and Kia Venga, come close to matching the Note. You’ll find full information on the car’s exterior dimensions, plus boot space and manoeuvrability below.

To learn more about the model, read our Nissan Note buying guide.

Nissan Note dimensions: exterior

Taller than average, and slightly longer than most superminis, the Nissan Note is small enough to zip through narrow streets and park in compact spaces.

What helps to make the car substantially larger than average inside is its wheelbase - the distance between the front and rear wheels. This measurement is larger than average, which stretches the interior, giving passengers in the front and back more space.

The car’s extra height increases headroom and also makes it easier to get into.

Nissan Note dimensions: exterior

Compared with similar cars



Longer than average

Width without mirrors





More than average



Longer than average


Nissan Note dimensions: interior

Although exact figures have not been released by Nissan, you only need to sit in the back of the Note to know that legroom and headroom are way above average for a small car. It’s extremely flexible if you opt for a car in Acenta Premium trim (or higher), which has a sliding rear seat that you can move backwards to increase legroom further, or pull the other way to make more space in the boot.


Nissan Note boot space

If your Nissan Note is fitted with the sliding rear seat then the boot capacity figures are extraordinary: you can cram in 411 litres of luggage, which is more than a Golf or Astra.

Even with the seat pushed furthest back, there’s 325 litres of space: 40 more than in a Vauxhall Corsa.

A large boot opening and the option of a height-adjustable floor to divide luggage between two levels means that all that space is usable: you can slide bulky items in easily and adjust the layout to suit you.

Nissan Note boot space

Compared with similar cars

Boot space with seats up

411 litres

Larger than average

Boot space with seats down

1495 litres

Larger than average


Nissan Note towing capacity

If you’re one of the very few people hoping to use a supermini to tow, then the Nissan Note should not be your first choice. A maximum limit of 450kg - even for a trailer with brakes - is far behind rivals, such as the Renault Clio, which has a maximum limit of 1200kg.

Nissan Note towing capacity (smallest to largest)

Towing capacity: braked

260 - 450kg

Towing capacity: unbraked

260 - 450kg


Nissan Note weight

For all its space, the Note is no heavier than most superminis. This helps it to return good fuel economy - official figures for the most economical diesel are almost 81mpg, but this will fall below 70mpg in real-world driving.

Kerbweight is the measure used for a car’s weight because it includes fuel, the weight of a driver and some luggage to replicate real driving.

Nissan Note weight (lightest to heaviest)


1040 - 1144kg


Nissan Note fuel tank

The Note gets away with a slightly smaller fuel tank than average (41 litres compared with 45 litres) because it’s economical. For example, the 1.5 dCi 90 should manage more than 600 miles between fill-ups.

Nissan Note fuel tank capacity

Petrol fuel tank

41 litres

Diesel fuel tank

41 litres


Nissan Note turning circle

The Note’s extra length makes itself felt when you try to turn in tight spaces. You’ll need a space 10.7m (35ft) wide if you want to turn the car around in a single movement, which is around 30cm (1ft) more than average.

Nissan Note turning circle

Compared with similar cars

Turning circle



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