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Does The Nissan Pulsar Make Your Pulse Race?

Does The Nissan Pulsar Make Your Pulse Race?

The Pulsar was revealed as a new member of the Nissan family only last year.

Many people may remember the Nissan Pulsar GTi-R, with a top speed of 144mph and a 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds it was more of a supercar than family car.  Here at Rivervale we thought we would find out whether the more gown up version of the Nissan Pulsar still had the ability to make your pulse race? 

A few members of the Rivervale team were brave enough to take on the challenge, they drove around the flags, dodged the ‘pedestrians’ then reverse parked … and of course it was timed !

 Here are the results ...... 

 Rsting Pulse (beats per min)Pulse After Driving (beats per min)Time (seconds)

So our official Rivervale test confirms the Nissan Pulsar will make your pulse race! Pulse rates increased for every member of the Rivervale team!  Congratulations to Rob who completed the course in the fastest time!

So what does the Nissan Pulsar have to offer?

The Pulsar comes in 4 different options dependent on which features you want to see.  The entry level range is the Visia, there is then a progression through the Acenta, n-tec option and on to the top of the range Nissan Pulsar Tekna.


The black honeycomb front grille, chrome window surrounds and carbon effect rear diffuser add attractive touches to an already sporty and athletic design that doesn’t vary wildly across the range.  Choosing the Acenta will give you the added bonus of front fog lights, the n-tec adds privacy glass.  Diamond cut alloy wheels come as standard with a 16” version for the Visia model, 17” on the rest.  The only other additions to exterior styling are found on the DIG-T 190 version, an option available with the Acenta, n-tec and Tekna.  This option will give you access to darkened bezel sport headlamps, chrome exhaust finisher, 18” alloys, LED headlamp and signature lighting.

Comfort and convenience

The Nissan Pulsar aims to make driving as easy as possible for you by taking over as many tasks as it can.  Across the range you will find Stop/Start technology so you can save the planet without moving a muscle!  Cruise control and speed limiter functions means the Pulsar will keep your speed in check without a single glance at the speedometer needed.  NissanConnect will work with iPhone, Android or Blackberry operating systems and with steering wheel controls you can keep in touch while on the go.  The Acenta, n-tec and Tekna versions offers the extra ease of rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, auto dimming mirrors as well as Nissan Intelligent Key and engine start button to cater for your every driving need!

For those who like a little extra help to park … the n-tec version offers you a reversing camera and the Tekna has a colour front, rear and side camera around view monitor, so if there’s something near you, you will see it!

The Nissan Pulsar also boasts a high level of comfort for your passengers.  With an impressive length of 4387 mm there is plenty of legroom available in the back compared to comparable models from other manufacturers in its class.    


In every model drivers and passengers benefit from 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP and Brake Assist.  Every Nissan Pulsar comes with a tyre pressure monitoring system and active trace control which can apply brakes individually to each wheel to keep the car on the right cornering line.  For those with little people coming along for the journey, the Pulsar includes ISOFIX and rear door child locks so they can’t cause any mischief while your eyes are on the road!

The Acenta adds forward emergency braking to the safety features list.  For moving object detection, lane departure warning and blind spot warning you will need to upgrade to the Nissan Pulsar Tekna.   

The Pulsar has been awarded a 5* NCAP safety rating which is as good as it gets!  It has also won the WhatCar? Car of the Year 2015 in the Best Family Car less than £16,000.

Would you like to make your pulse race in a Nissan Pulsar?  Then find a leasing deal perfect for you with prices starting at £99.99*!  

 * Prices correct as of 19/11/2015

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car leasing reviews
18 November 2015
Written by Natalie Faughy
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