2019 Nissan Almera Acenta Auto

Almera may be a bit bland yet offers huge value.

Charl Wilken
2019 Nissan Almera Acenta Auto
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Specifications:

Model: 2019 Nissan Almera Acenta 1.5 Auto

Pre-Owned Price: R 164 800

Mileage: 23 000km

Maintenance Plan: Remainder of 3-year/90 000km

Warranty: Remainder of 6-year/150 000km

Fuel Consumption (combined): 6.3-litres/100km

0-100km/h: 11.5 seconds (Estimate)

Contact: Henry Barnard from Motus Nissan East Rand at 072 349 3386

 

Almera may be a bit bland yet offers huge value.

 

Similar to its main rival the Toyota Corolla Quest the Nissan Almera might seem a bit old school to some, but it still contains all the necessary essentials to ensure that as a family saloon it offers great value. Considering what buyers can purchase at this price point the Almera actually makes a lot of sense, especially if status and modern styling are not priorities on your shopping list, but rather value and space.

 

Background and condition of vehicle:

  • With a mere 23 000km on the clock our Almera on test certainly seemed as good as new.
  • The bodywork as well as the interior seemed flawless, while even the carpet in the boot appeared like new.
  • The alloy wheels were scuffmark free, while the 185/65R15 tyres still displayed lots of tread depth and certainly will not need replacing soon.

 

Performance and Economy:

  • Under the bonnet sits a 1.5-litre four cylinder 16-valve engine that produces 73 Kilowatts of maximum power accompanied by 139Nm of torque.
  • Power is fed through the front wheels mated to a four-speed automatic box.
  • By today’s standards the engine power outputs and only four ratios’ in the automatic box certainly seems a generation or so behind and yes it probably is.
  • Nonetheless the drivetrain performs admirably, especially when compared to other budget offerings at this price point.
  • Overall performance therefore proved very much respectable at the price.
  • Fuel economy is decent too with a combined quoted figure of 6.3-litre per 100km.                                                                                                                                            

 

How does it drive?

  • The Almera feels solid on the road for a car of its stature.
  • It glides over smooth surfaces and is effective at ironing out coarser roads that can create vibrations and road noise in some of its competitors, especially at this price point.
  • Potholes and surface joins can be felt through the chassis, but the suspension does a reasonable job overall of maintaining a refined and planted feel.
  • The power steering was light and effortless to use, which is especially great in and around town.
  • The steering does feel a bit lifeless at times, although the Almera reacts well to the driver’s steering inputs.
  • Decent on-road dynamics are accompanied by a safety package that included ABS braking with EBD and dual-airbags.  

 

Inside the vehicle:

  • Clearly designed to keep costs down soft-touch plastics are nowhere to be found inside the cabin of the Almera.
  • This said the hard plastic trim utilized did prove to be durable and for the most part scratch resistance from what we could notice after 23000km of mileage so far.
  • We should also bear in mind that hard plastics are common amongst just about all of the vehicles at this price point.
  • The cabin lay-out is straight forward and practical, although clearly not as high tech as some newer models on the market.
  • Standard features included the following:
  • Air-conditioning  - Electric windows
  • Central Locking - Bluetooth connectivity
  • Radio with CD-Player - USB Port
  • On-Board trip computer - Dual Airbags and ABS Braking
  • 12V Connector - Full size spare wheel
  • Park distance control (Rear) - Multi-function steering wheel
  • Remote boot release - Rear air vents            

 

Space and Practicality:

  • The Nissan Almera is most certainly a very spacious budget saloon offering more rear-seat legroom than any other car at this price point.
  • It also offers a massive 490-litre boot.
  • Plenty of little storage spaces and cupholders are also to be found inside the cabin.

 

Summary:

  • Although not as attractive as some newer models on the market and still utilizing some older tech the Nissan Almera offers impressive spaciousness and comfort for its budget pricing.
  • The remainder of the 3-year/90 000km service plan and 6-year/150 000km warranty should also create a lot of peace of mind with this used car purchase.
  • Although somewhat old-school the Nissan Almera does offer massive value for money, especially when compared to what buyers could actually purchase at this particular price point.
  • Comfort and spaciousness
  • Value for money

 

X  A little old school regarding technology