The 0.9-liter turbo remains a popular choice, although it suffers from turbo lag and bad fuel economy when you are hammering it. The other main choice is the 1.5-liter diesel, shared with everything from the Dacia Duster to some Mercedes models. There's also a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol, which is probably best avoided.
We're most impressive with the driving tech this supermini offers. For example, the 2017 Micra comes with something called turn control, which brakes the inside wheel for better cornering. It also borrows Ride Control from the Qashqai, a system which grabs the brakes in a certain way when you go over speed humps to smooth them out. You don't get that in an Opel Corsa, do you?
The Micra has a longer wheelbase than its predecessor, so it rides much better. There's also superior sound insulation and a host of safety aids, including a bird's-eye view camera. The Bose sound system with speakers in the headrests is cool. However, the Micra has wind-down rear windows even on tops spec versions.
While we're on the subject of gripes, the rear seats don't fold flat. Also, they went overboard with the design. It's acceptable from the front, but the back looks fat.
If you're sold on the new Nissan supermini and want to buy one, check out our in-depth coverage of the pricing.