What Car? says...
The original Nissan Juke was an absolute trailblazer. Designed as an alternative to conventional small cars, its high-riding stance put a touch of SUV style and glamour within the grasp of buyers on more modest budgets.
Its quirky looks were not to everyone’s tastes, but Nissan sold Jukes by the bucketload while inspiring a raft of other small, high-riding cars in the process, including the Ford Puma, Renault Captur, Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Roc. The trouble was, even if you loved the way the original Juke looked, there weren’t many logical reasons for actually buying one.
Whether you own an original Juke already or are thinking about buying one for the first time, there’s plenty to discuss – not least how it stacks up against an army of talented small SUV rivals, including the Ford Puma, Renault Captur, Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Roc we mentioned before.
Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll explain what the Nissan Juke does really well, and uncover any areas where it lags behind the best cars in its class. We’ll also give you the lowdown on the best versions to go for and any options you should consider adding.