Ha! I will admit, when I saw the title of this article I was prepared to dismiss it as another hit piece by a horsepower-obsessed blogger.
But it's got some perspective:
The Micra comes in as the 3rd "least slow" of the cars on this list at 10.2 seconds to 100 km/h. They don't specify which transmission that is, but the 2 tests I've seen of the stock Micra both came in around 10 seconds for either transmission (thread: 2015 Micra vs competitors, power to weight ratio comparison  .Being slow isn’t a bad thing. Just about everything on this list sips fuel even more slowly than it accelerates. They aren’t quick, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad. They’re just leisurely. Why are you in such a big hurry anyway? Enjoy the drive.
The Versa Note is the 2nd "least slow", with the same engine as the Micra.
Bonus points for at least mentioning the Micra has the "best value for acceleration" calculation. And for pointing out that it's also probably be the fastest "cheapest new car" since cars were invented.
More respect for pointing out at the end of the article how spoiled we've become (in terms of hp) vs. a couple of decades ago.
I'll be honest: I'd be quite happy to drive many of the cars on the list!
- Kia Soul EV
- Nissan Versa Note
- Nissan Micra
- Ford Fiesta 1.0L
- Toyota Yaris (iA)
- Toyota Prius
- Chevrolet Spark
- Smart Fortwo
- 2018 Toyota Prius C
- 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4S
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