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For Strong performance and a long standard equipment list that includes bucket seats and sat-nav.

Against Body control isn’t very good and the Nismo struggles to transfer its power to the road. The ride isn’t great, either, and there’s unpleasant engine whine at high revs. It’s also pricey compared with rival hot hatches.

Nissan Juke Crossover

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

The Nissan Juke 1.6 DIG-T Nismo simply doesn’t drive well enough to complete with similarly priced hot hatches. Avoid.

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Key facts

7.8 secs
Top speed
134 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
413 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Nissan Juke is aimed at people who want to stand out, so there are lots of optional extras to help you personalise your car.

Entry-level Visia cars come with alloy wheels, air-conditioning, electric windows, stability control and six airbags. Acenta spec adds climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB socket, while N-tec brings sat-nav, a reversing camera and sportier styling. Tekna gets heated leather seats, and keyless entry and starting, but we’d avoid this trim because it makes the Juke too pricey.

The entry-level 93bhp petrol is available only in Visia trim; it’s no ball of fire, but is perfectly adequate for short trips, and its low price makes it our favourite. If you regularly venture onto faster roads, though, it’s worth considering the 1.5-litre diesel or one of the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrols.

Reader test team says:

Nissan Juke Crossover 1.6 117 N-tec 5dr

I had one of these as a hire car recently and put about 800 miles on it, mainly motorways and A roads, though also some town driving.I have to say…

Richard Norman

3 out of 5 stars

Nissan Juke Crossover 1.6 Acenta Premium Pack 5dr

I downsized but wanted something eye catching and not extortionate in price. The Juke stood out as fitting the bill and I got mine in November 2011. …

John Ferguson

4 out of 5 stars

Nissan Juke Crossover 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium Pack 5dr

This car looks great but after a year of ownership I'm left feeling disappointed. My biggest issue is the noisy, slow and yet still not really…

Paul Thomas

2 out of 5 stars

Nissan Juke Crossover 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium Pack 5dr

I just wanted one of these! Yes, I know it's not the most practical - the boot could be bigger and there's not too much room in the back, but..... 5…

Kevin Garner

5 out of 5 stars
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