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Used test: Ford Puma vs Nissan Juke vs Volkswagen T-Roc: verdict

These are three of our favourite small SUVs, but which makes the best used buy: the sporty Puma, the classy Juke or thre comfy T-Roc?...

Used Ford Puma vs Nissan Juke vs Volkswagen T-Roc

Our verdict

Nissan certainly delivered on making the second-generation Juke better than the first. If a quality interior, lots of equipment or a strong safety rating are priorities, it's a fine used buy. However, class leaders, such as our other two contenders, further make clear its weaknesses in ride composure, refinement and boot space, though. 

The T-Roc is a small SUV for those who want to relax. It’s extremely comfortable and particularly good at isolating you from noise and the outside world. It's a great all-rounder, but can't quite match the Puma on a few key areas. 

The Puma is far more enjoyable to drive than its rivals and offers better-than-expected economy twinned with the performance of a much larger engine. What's more, practical touches such as its cleverly designed boot mean it has something that nearly everyone will be able to appreciate. It wins this test and is our pick of the used small SUVs. 

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1st Ford Puma

Ford Puma rear

For Fastest; most enjoyable handling; best fuel economy; biggest and most versatile boot
Against Tightest rear seats; worst to see out of; not the quietest cruiser 

What Car? says 5 stars out of 5

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2nd Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc rear

For Most comfortable ride; most space front and rear; quietest at high speeds; best infotainment
Against Disappointing interior finish; underwhelming standard kit from new

What Car? says 5 stars out of 5

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3rd – Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke rear

For Nicest interior by far; very well equipped; loads of safety kit; best-sounding stereo
Against Jiggly ride; weakest engine; most wind noise on the motorway; smallest boot

What Car? says 4 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Ford Puma 1.0 Ecoboost mHEV 155 ST-Line X

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 153bhp 
Torque 177lb ft 
0-60mph 8.5sec
Top speed124mph
Fuel economy 50.4mpg (WLTP combined)
CO2 emissions 99g/km

Specifications: Nissan Juke 1.0 DIG-T 117 Tekna+

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 115bhp 
Torque 148lb ft 
0-60mph 11.5sec
Top speed 112mph
Fuel economy 46.3mpg (WLTP combined)
CO2 emissions 118g/km

Specifications: Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI 115 Design

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 113bhp 
Torque 148lb ft 
0-60mph 10.5sec
Top speed 116mph
Fuel economy 47.5mpg (WLTP combined)
CO2 emissions 118g/km

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