Nissan Juke vs Nissan Qashqai: verdict

These siblings are two of the best-known SUVs on the market, but is it a case of bigger is better when choosing between them? We find out...

Nissan Juke vs Nissan Qashqai fronts

Our verdict

An old adage is appropriate here: you get what you pay for. The Juke is cheaper to buy and own, even if you go for a high trim level, but the Qashqai is a much better car. It’s more practical, of course, but even if you don’t need the extra space, its stronger performance, quieter cruising manners and much more comfortable ride make it well worth paying the extra.

And although £4000 might seem an awful lot of money when you’re buying, that difference shrinks considerably when you factor in all the costs you’re likely to face over three years of ownership. All things considered, you’ll find the Qashqai a much easier car to live with, and you really can’t put a price on that.

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1st - Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai 2022 rear

For More comfortable ride; classier interior; stronger performance; bigger boot
Against Less economical; not as agile in corners
Recommended options Tech Pack (£815)

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd - Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke 2022 rear

For Lower monthly PCP payments; more standard equipment
Against Woolly gearshift; choppier ride; unnatural steering feel
Recommended options None

What Car? rating 3 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Nissan Juke DIG-T 114 Tekna

Nissan Juke front light

Engine 3cyl, 999cc, turbo, petrol
Peak power 112bhp at 5000rpm 
Peak torque 148Ib ft at 3000rpm 
Gearbox 6-spd manual
0-60mph 11.7sec
30-70mph 10.9sec
Top speed 112mph 
30-0mph 8.9m
70-0mph 45.2m
Noise at 30mph 61.2db
Noise at 70mph 67.6db
Kerb weight 1199kg
Tyre size (std) 225/45 R19 
Fuel tank 46 litres
CO2 emissions 137g/km

Specifications: Nissan Qashqai DIG-T 140 Mild Hybrid N-Connecta

Nissan Qashqai front light

Engine 4cyl, 1332cc, turbo, petrol
Peak power 136bhp at 5500rpm 
Peak torque 177Ib ft at 1600-4000rpm 
Gearbox 6-spd manual
0-60mph 9.9sec
30-70mph 9.6sec
Top speed 122mph 
30-0mph 8.4m
70-0mph 45.7m
Noise at 30mph 60.3db
Noise at 70mph 63.3db
Kerb weight 1331kg
Tyre size (std) 235/55 R18 
Fuel tank 55 litres
CO2 emissions 144g/km

Test weather conditions Dry

Cars pictured

Nissan Juke DIG-T 114 Tekna with two-tone Fuji Sunset Red metallic paint with Pearl Black roof, mirrors and shark fin antenna (£1145)

Nissan Qashqai DIG-T 140 Mild Hybrid N-Connecta with Magnetic Blue pearlescent paint (£745), Tech Pack (£815), glass roof and roof rails (£650)

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