What Car? says...
The original Nissan Juke was an absolute trailblazer. Designed as an alternative to conventional small cars, its high-riding stance put an SUV within the grasp of buyers on more modest budgets
And despite its quirky looks not being to everyone’s tastes, the Juke sold by the proverbial bucketload and inspired a raft of small SUVs.
In its class, the Nissan Juke is an above average four-star Small SUV that provides a nice interior, a strong level of safety equipment and plenty of standard features in our preferred N-Connecta trim. However, it isn’t the best to drive, its hybrid system is beaten by rivals for efficiency, and there are more comfortable Small SUVs out there. Read more here
Compared with some rivals in the Small SUV class, such as the Citroën C3 Aircross, the Juke does well. But there are rivals to the Juke that outperform it in this area, proving to be worth more after a typical three to four year ownership period. Read more here
We’ve highlighted that rivals have an easier to use infotainment system, more compliant ride, and in terms of the hybrid, greater efficiency, as the main points of criticism. Read more in our main review where we go into greater detail on all these points.
There might be production delays when ordering your new Juke (as is the case across the industry), but we haven’t heard of Nissan discontinuing what continues to be one of its most popular models. In fact, there are still plenty of deals to be had ordering a brand new Nissan Juke, so visit our New Car Buying pages to see how much you could save on this Small SUV.
The Nissan Juke Hybrid uses a similar engine to that which is found in the Renault Clio and Renault Captur E-Tech models, with the same 1.6-litre petrol engine, gearbox and 1.2kWh battery pack. The Captur is also available with a plug-in hybrid option with a bigger battery pack, although this option has been ruled out as being offered in the Juke. Read more here.
Boot space in the Nissan Juke is generous (422 litres) and offers you almost as much space as the Nissan Qashqai family SUV. We managed to fit six carry-on suitcases in the Juke, one less than in the Qashqai. The Juke’s boot is a handy square shape and has an adjustable floor so there’s no awkward step up to the rear seatbacks when they’re folded down. Read more here
Our pick of the Nissan Juke range is the N-Connecta trim. That’s because, while it costs more than the entry-level Visia version, it comes with some extra features you’ll really appreciate, adding a smarter interior, built-in sat-nav, climate control and keyless start to an already fairly healthy list of standard goodies. Read more here
In Tekna trim, the Nissan Juke gets even more equipment than our favourite, N-Connecta. Tekna’s kit includes 19in alloy wheels, heated front seats, an upgraded Bose stereo system, adaptive cruise control and added safety features. It’s much more expensive, so unless you really want those extras, we wouldn’t recommend it. Read more here
The entry-level Nissan Juke Visia comes with a tiny monochrome screen, Bluetooth, DAB radio and a USB socket. If you upgrade to Acenta or any other trim, you get a more sophisticated 8.0in colour touchscreen, along with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring. It’s not a particularly sharp screen and there’s a fair delay every time you prod it to operate a function. Read more here
|RRP price range||£20,695 - £30,425|
|Number of trims (see all)||6|
|Number of engines (see all)||2|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||45.6 - 56.5|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,225 / £1,818|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,449 / £3,636|