Toyota Auris vs Nissan Pulsar Comparison

When you are out there purchasing a compact car, the higher is the chance that your final choice has been narrowed down to two options – Toyota Auris vs Nissan Pulsar. These 2 models set the standards for compact automobiles and they have won the hearts of both experts and consumers.
 
But, when you have to decide between Toyota Auris vs Nissan Pulsar, which one should you go for?


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of June 2021.) 

 Toyota AurisNissan Pulsar
Capacity/Doors5 door/ 5 sea2-5 door/5 seat
Torque135 Nm - 175 Nm at 4400240Nm @ 2000rpm
Top Speed180 kph180 kph
0-100 km/h9.5 sec – 10.8 sec11 sec
Max Power105 - 147ps140kW at 5600rpm
Engine1.5L – 1.8L1.5L – 2.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity

50 Litres52 Litres
Key FeaturesSRS Airbags, Curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, VSC+TRC,

Paddle shifts, Smart Stop, USB Charging Port
AC, Airbag, climate control, electric windows,
GearboxSuper CVT & Manual TransmissionCVT
Fuel Consumption16 km/L – 19.2 km/L12.9 km/L – 13.8 km/L

Length x Width x Height4.27×1.76×1.46 m4.14×1.69×1.38 m
BE FORWARD PRICE$ 1,640 – 16,670$ 7,420– 30,670

 

Exterior and Interior

 

Toyota Auris

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The Toyota Auris has the whole thing going for it. From the good design exterior to a fairly roomy interior, everything feels just right. It borrows pieces from the diverse Toyota variety and blends them into this dignified hatchback.

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On the inside, the Auris does not feel as premium as the A4 but it’s fairly spacious and practical. In the first row, both seats have good legroom and can comfortably seat tall people.

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In the second row, the legroom is excellent thanks to the flat floor and adjustable seats.

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(a) Cabin Storage

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There are several storage sections in the cabin that are used to keep items such as beverages, smartphones, goggles, handbags, etc. In the first row, there is a storage shelf below the dashboard, 4 cup-holders, door panel storage, a glovebox, and the center box. For the second row, there’s storage on the door pockets and the front seat jacket pockets.

(b) Cargo Space

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Nissan Pulsar

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The Nissan Pulsar is a car that’s easy to drive and has a roomy interior. The cabin design is near identical to the Nissan Qashqai SUV also It shares a lot with Nissan Qashqai SUV.

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What is also pretty SUV-like in the Pulsar is the amount of space for a passenger which is more than in alternatives such as the VW Golf.

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The Nissan Pulsar interior is standard but well design and large.

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(a) Cabin Storage

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There are few storage compartments in the cabin. There is a storage shelf below the dashboard for storing items such as goggles, handbags, beverages, smartphones, etc.; at the first, there is a central storage tray, and door pockets and in other Pulsar models you can find a storage section on the door pocket.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Nissan Pulsar cargo space for the 4th generation which is a 2 coupe type is slightly small but from the 5th generation, the cargo space is a little bit large where it can accommodate mid-sized luggage. The Boot space can accommodate normal family luggage such as suitcases and groceries but nothing bulky.

 

Engine, Performance and Fuel Consumption

 

Toyota Auris

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Auris comes with 2 engine options; these are the 1NZ-FE 1.5L engine and the 2ZR-FAE 1.8L engine. These are mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Super CVT-i transmission and available in both 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Auris’s fuel consumption is approximately from 16.0 km/L for Auris equipped by 1.8L and 19.2km/L for Auris powered by a 1.5L engine.

 

Nissan Pulsar

(a) Engine & Performance

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Under the bonnet, the Nissan Pulsar came with different engine sizes from 1.5L to 2.0L. But the Pulsar 6th generation came with 3 engine options. These are a 1.2-liter DiG-T petrol engine, 1.5-liter diesel, and 1.6-liter DIG-T engine. Whereby a 1.5L engine linked with a CVT transmission that produces 104 bhp (78 kW) and a 1.6-liter DIG-T which develops 140 kW (188 hp).

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Pulsar’s fuel consumption is approximately from 12.9 km/L – 13.8 km/L.

 

Final Verdict

From a neutral viewpoint, the Nissan Pulsar seems to be a better option for sports due to its better engine performance and fuel economy. It even gives you choices by providing a few options for the drivetrain and engine. With higher torque and Horsepower, it is a better option for highway and not off-road experiences.
 
The Toyota Auris is slightly cheaper and offers more passenger comfort with a large cabin and fashionable interior features. This is not a bad choice either if you want an Auris mostly for city cruising. So, while both are good choices, but Nissan Pulsar is good for people looking for a sporty car with good fuel efficiency, the final decision will actually depend on your budget and personal needs. For the wide choice of Toyota Auris and Nissan Pulsar kindly visit BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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