Nissan Juke long-term test review: report 4
The original Nissan Juke was one of the best-selling cars in the UK, but this second-generation model now faces much stiffer competition. We have four months to see if it can worry the class lead...
The car Nissan Juke 1.0 DIG-T 117 N-Connecta Run by Louis Shaw, social media manager
Why it’s here To prove that there's more to this second-generation Juke than just distinctive looks, and that it can perform as a practical small SUV.
Needs to be Comfortable, economical and usable around town. It also needs to be able to ferry a full house and luggage on longer trips.
Mileage 2655 List price £22,395 Target Price £19,737 Price as tested £24,835 Test economy 42.0mpg Official economy 47.9mpg (combined)
28 May 2020 – Super storage
The engine may be the heart of the car, but the boot is, in my opinion, the head. After all, if you can't get any shopping into what's meant to be a practical small SUV, then what’s the point?
I’m happy to say it’s very good news for my Nissan Juke. If you’ve ever had to use the boot in the previous-generation model, you’ll know that it was as small as it was awkwardly shaped. Thankfully, this time around, Nissan have listened to its customers and provided a larger, more conventional square-shaped opening that makes loading significantly easier.
It’s also noticeably larger in volume than before. To be precise, 422 litres (up from 354 litres) with the rear seats in place. In real-world terms, that translates to six carry-on cases below the load cover or, as you’ll see in this photo, almost two fold-up Brompton bikes lying sideways next to each other. In fact, the depth is such that you’re almost able to have the bike sit below the standard height-adjustable boot floor, which is very impressive indeed.
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