For The Nissan Juke is a strikingly styled supermini crossover that drives nicely, is well equipped and priced, and does all the practical things you need a small car to do.
Against The ride is firm, and only kids will have enough headroom in the back. Emissions and mpg are nothing to write home about.
A refreshingly different small car that successfully blends supermini with SUV. The Nissan Juke is rewarding to drive and temptingly equipped, but not that practical. By Steve Huntingford
Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive
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 despite the generous standard equipment.
Entry-level Visia cars come with alloy wheels, air-conditioning, electric windows, stability control and six airbags. Meanwhile Acenta spec adds climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, an iPod socket and Nissan’s Dynamic Control System. A Tekna model with leather trim, satellite-navigation, a reversing camera and a keyless system completes the line-up, but we’d avoid this because it makes the Nissan Juke a bit pricey.
Three engines are available – 115bhp 1.6 and a 1.6 turbo petrol with either 188bhp or 197bhp, plus a 109bhp 1.5 diesel. Both turbo petrols are properly quick, and while the more mainstream engines aren’t, they’re powerful enough. We reckon the diesel is best thanks to its blend of performance and economy.
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. …
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…
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…
I have had my Juke for a month now. Not long I know; but long enough for me to fall in love with it. My three previous cars were all Minis. Absolute…
The Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi Visia isn't a bad model, but we think it's worth spending the extra to go for a model with Acenta trim.