Nissan Note Prices in Kenya- Specs | Reviews | Buying guide

Nissan Note is one of the top compact cars on the roads. In this article, we will look at the vehicle in detail. This will include prices of Nissan Note in Kenya, full specification of the car and a buying guide for those who want to get this car.

Nissan Note

Nissan Note was introduced in 2004 as the fourth compact car from Nissan after March, Cube and Tiida. There have been two generations since then and the latest one has been in the market since 2012. Nissan Note competes with other compact vehicles such as Honda Fit, Mazda Demio and Toyota Ractis.

Prices of Nissan Note for sale in Kenya

Each model comes with its own prices, also, different grades in the same model come with their individual prices. Below are the market prices of Nissan Note for sale in different parts of the country including Kisumu, Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Thika, Eldoret, etc.

Model Year

Price range


Ksh 800,000


Ksh 1.1M


Ksh 1.4M


Ksh 1.6M


Ksh 2.0M


Ksh 2.15M


Ksh 2.3M


Ksh 2.5M

2021 model

The above prices will however vary depending on the seller and condition of the vehicle. A new car will also cost more than a secondhand one. However, with Ksh 750,000 and above, you will get yourself a Nissan Note in good in Kenya.

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Nissan Note Specs

Although the car is compact, it is designed to give comfort and perform exemplary especially on smooth roads. Let’s see what features give the vehicle the above and more capabilities.

1. Nissan Note exterior

The car has a boxy shape and maintains a basic design that is attractive in all its models.

Nissane Note red

Below is a list of features on the outside:

  • This is 5 doors hatchback(two front, two rear and the tailgate)
  • The ground clearance is 5.9 inches which is lower than the standard requirement of 6.5 inches on Kenyan roads
  • Higher grades of Nissan Note come with alloy wheels and the standard grades have steel rims
  • Similarly, higher grades have fog lights
  • Lastly, there are different colors to pick from e.g, white, black, silver, etc

2. Nissan Note Interior

Compared to its size, Note can be considered as a roomy car for the space it offers.

Nissan Note interior

Below is what you get on the inside:

  • Nissan Note is a 5 seater car(two at the front and three at the back)
  • The legroom is great on both rows, even tall people will find it comfortable
  • The boot space is medium and can only carry small size luggage, it comes with two layers allowing you to separate luggage, either on top or at the bottom
  • If you need more storage space, just fold the back seats flat
  • In the cabin, you will find more storage space, these include cupholders, door panels compartments and the center box
  • For safety purposes, the car is fitted with SRS Airbags

3. Nissan Note engine specs

The engine of Nissan Note is made to be both fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Nissan Note engine

Here are the specs of the Nissan Note engine:

  • The engine capacity is either 1500cc or 2000cc
  • When it comes to fuel consumption, the car covers 14km/l to 26km/l depending on the engine capacity and other engine specs
  • The acceleration of the car from 0 to 100Km/h is about 13.8 seconds for 1200cc and the 1500cc accelerates in about 11.8 seconds
  • You can choose between All Wheel Drive(AWD) and Front Wheel Drive(FF)
  • The power ranges between 79ps to 140ps
  • In most cases, you will find a 4-speed Automatic transmission gear type or Xtronic CVT(Continous Variable Transmission)
  • The tank capacity is 41 Liters

Nissan Note Buying guide in Kenya

When buying your car, you should ensure that first, you have your budget planned. The budget should cover the buying price and other additional costs such as insurance payments. After that, follow the following simple tips:

  • Have a list of the Specs that you want for your Note
  • Decide whether to import your car or you are to buy it locally
  • Also, choose between a secondhand and a new car
  • Check for the prices of the model with the specs you picked to see if they’re within your budget. If they are above your budget, see closer models to your specs that are within the budget.

To avoid being conned, avoid online-only deals. Verify all documentation(the chassis number and engine number should be what is in the logbook) and pay only when satisfied. If it is secondhand, check for the NTSA registration so as to verify if you are dealing with the owner. You should also be careful not to have your choice switched, for example, you can choose a 2017 1500cc model but a con switches it with a 2017 1200cc model.

If you are looking for a fuel-efficient car, you can go for the 1200cc engine capacity one, however, it is not as powerful as the 1500cc type. It is also important to note that the Front Wheel Drive(FF) models are more fuel-efficient than the All Wheel Drive(AWD) models, the AWD on the other hand is better on rough roads.

Purchase stage

Here is a list of things that you should look for before completing the purchase of the Nissan Note:

  • Ensure that the vehicle general condition is good
  • If it is secondhand, use a mechanic to do the inspection on your behalf
  • The ignition system should be working effectively
  • The engine shouldn’t be noisy
  • Body vibration is a sign of a faulty car
  • Check for gear shift problems

Maintenance of Nissan Note in Kenya

Spare parts of the Nissan Note are available in the local market. The car has less maintenance cost too. Some of the common problems reported by Nissan Note users include engine vibrations, gear problems, electrical issues and stalling. These problems can however be avoided with good maintenance.

Here are the tips you can use to get longer service from the car:

  • Read the Owner’s manual to grasp every instruction on the use of the vehicle
  • Take the car for maintenance after every 5,000 Kilometers
  • Always check for coolant and oil levels and top if low
  • Use clean fuel and replace worn out fuel filters
  • Use recommended transmission fluid
  • You can increase the ground clearance to about 6.5 inches which is the standard requirement on Kenyan roads
  • Be a careful driver

Above is a look at Nissan Note in Kenya, we hope you found the article helpful. Cheers!!

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