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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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Nissan Juke (10-) Hatchback
6 reader reviews for Nissan Juke Crossover.
  • 1.5 dCi Acenta Sport Pack 5dr

    Alan Downie Date: 02/09/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    This is NOT a 2/5 star car! Its simply isn't, so i would not read too much into the review submitted by WhatCar.

    I own the 1.5dci Sport Acenta having come from an Abarth 500. The Jukes handling is more than adequate, if not surprisingly good! I can drive round country roads just as quickly in the Juke, and in a lot more comfort, compared to the Abarth. The Jukes ride quality is a lot better than most cars, as unlike a Clio/Fiesta, that sways from side to side like a flower in the wind as soon as a hint of a corner comes along, the Juke remains stable and generates very little body roll for a car that feels a lot bigger and higher up than it way appear.

    Interior quality I find is good as well. Nothing feels naff if i am being honest. Acenta Sport spec and upwards, you are laughing with the amount of toys and spec you get for your money. Much nicer, refined and safer place to be compared to a Corsa, Clio or Fiesta. You can eat away a lot of miles in this car quite comfortably.

    Space. The boot is not the biggest, yes, but its still better than most smaller hatch backs. Holds a set of gold clubs and the weekly shop all at the same time with no issues. When the seats go down, trips to the skip run will be fewer than compared to other cars. Also the car can carry 4 adults quite easily. Never heard anyone complain its cramped.

    Owning. i average 48mpg from the advised 57mpg and only £45 to fill and get roughly 350-400 out a tank. Good, Reliable, Practical and cheap to ru

  • 1.6 117 N-tec 5dr

    Richard Norman , . Date: 06/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    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 that it is not a car I would choose, the styling, whilst individual is a little too individual for me! I was impressed by the cabin, it was well built and the model I had was well equipped with all the things that I like - good stereo and cruise control. The heating and ventilation worked well although it did get a bit foggy inside at times. Visibility was excellent, the mirrors and lights were very efficient and I liked the simple but very effective reversing camera. Also the sat-nav was easy to use. Nissan has done well not to over complicate these items.The gearchange, clutch and brakes were all very good and the seating comfortable, with plenty of room for me.The handling and grip was safe, but not involving as in a Focus.

    The biggest disappointment was the engine and the ride. The engine was initially tight but loosened up over the period. It still needed thrashing to get any performance at all and top gear pull, even from 50+ mph was very poor. As a consequence, fuel economy was no better than early 30s, simply not good enough.My car came with 18" wheels and low profile tyres. Every bump and ripple was transmitted to the cabin, resulting in a very fidgety ride, although it dealt with big bumps very well. The interior was good, but the trim around the centre console was already showing wear.The boot is way too small.

  • 1.6 Acenta Premium Pack 5dr

    John Ferguson , Bucks . Date: 18/02/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    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. Since then I have done 2000 miles, without any problems.

    The car is comfortable, easy to get in and you sit quite high up. I still love the shape and the interior/exterior touches. There are, however, a few things any potential owner should take into account.

    First, fuel consumption. There is a good online Juke forum and the overwhelming topic of complaint is poor consumption, even from the diesel. I get 34mpg from my 117bhp petrol version. The 1.6 190 bhp turbo seems to struggle to get 30. Diesels seem to get low 40's - surprising as the engine has seen service in the Quashqai and Renault cars. Don't mention the 4WD auto!

    The result is that you are looking at a range of 300 miles from a 1.6 petrol model like mine from the coke can sized tank.

    Tyres are expensive and the car is not what you would call quiet. And it struggles in snow & ice. Visia seats are uncomfortable in comparison to Accenta. All colours apart from white are £500 extra.

    Driving - Sport mode is significantly different from the ECO mode

    Top models have electric folding mirrors/heated seats and a spare wheel. Premium models have the great Nisan Connect system plus the reversing camera. Sport mode is significantly different from the ECO mode.

    Having said that, I still like the car and would recommend it, subject to the points above.

  • 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium Pack 5dr

    Paul Thomas , Bucks . Date: 08/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    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 economical diesel engine that lets the overall experience down.

    I still like the looks even though in force red its a little more common than I hoped for and its practical for passengers and luggage for most events.

    Value for money with the kit you get is good. I like the sat-nav and reversing camera - but its ruined by a cheap interior that scratches far too easily.

    A little more poke from engine and a better quality interior would change the whole experience, but until then I'll see out my three year lease and will be looking elsewhere next time.....

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