2014 Nissan Sunny | new car review

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 by
2014 Nissan Sunny
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AEDAED 42,000 - 55,000
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 50%
  • Interior
    Editor: 50%
  • Quality
    Editor: 40%
  • Features
    Editor: 60%
  • Performance
    Editor: 50%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 55%

Review Summary:

The is a compact sedan that falls under the B-Segment of vehicles and has been around since 1966! Yes, that’s a lot older than me and some of you reading this as well, I reckon. The was a car that used to be seen in throngs on the streets of the U.A.E, but not any more. Quite frankly, it isn’t very surprising because the 2014 model doesn’t exactly have a lot going for it.

Pros

Price tag
Drive computer that shows distance to empty etc

Cons

Prehistoric transmission
Bubble inspired exterior design
Lack of engine choices

Looks

With large oval headlamps, a chrome outlined grille, and a steeply raked windshield upfront, the Sunny doesn’t exactly come off as striking. With  sizeable tail lamps and a nearly dome-like side profile, it seems like the designers took the ‘flowing design philosophy’ a bit too seriously. Sadly, it hasn’t worked out.

2014 Nissan Sunny front

Feels

Inside, the Sunny feels downright economical and the designers love for all things circular is quite prominent; with circular A/C vents, circular door handles, circular A/C controls and the list goes on… With a reasonably high dashboard, and an even higher seating position, the Sunny feels a lot taller than it really is. In the back, leg space is satisfactory, but don’t be fooled by the air vents placed above the transmission tunnel because they aren’t connected to the A/C unit.

2014 Nissan Sunny interior

Engineering

For a car that wears a starting price tag a little over the AED 40,000 mark, the Sunny packs in a few neat features. The first being, the smart keyless entry with push button start that makes struggling to find your keys in your briefcase a thing of the past. More interestingly, the drive computer is able to cough up useful information such service intervals, distance to empty and average / instantaneous km/l.

What’s on offer?

The 2014 Nissan Sunny is available in 4 variants, namely the S, SV, SV Comfort and SL. With a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder engine that churns out 99 horsepower and 134 Nm of torque blessing the entire line-up, lack of engine choices is a big let down. With the basic S retailing for AED 42,000 and the rear spoiler fitted, Bluetooth equipped top of the line SL retailing for AED 55,000 there is a significant difference in price for barely anything extra.

2014 Nissan Sunny rear

Summing it…

The 2014 Nissan Sunny isn’t the best looking car in its segment, and with a 4 speed auto transmission on all variants, it isn’t the best to drive either. Its Korean rival, the Kia Rio is a lot better looking, better equipped and packs in a 6 speed transmission, all for just AED 4,000 more.

One Response to 2014 Nissan Sunny | new car review

  1. Mireille Reply

    January 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Hello,
    I would like to ask about nissan sunny 2014/2015 if you can bring black series because i like too much the model especially for nissan chrome but i want black color ,may you bring same cars second time ,and if u bring it i am so interested to buy ur brand ,thank u …
    Cordially,
    Mireille Aaraj

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