Nissan Juke 2019 LHD infotainment

Nissan Juke review

Costs & verdict

Manufacturer price from:£15,520
What Car? Target Price£14,248
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Juke’s starting price looks very reasonable and is roughly on a par with that of the Skoda Kamiq. However, the poshest trims push the price up by many thousands of pounds, so they’re harder to recommend.

Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are respectable if not class leading, and, while the Juke is predicted to hold onto its value considerably better than a Citroen C3 Aircross or Vauxhall Mokka X, a Volkswagen T-Cross is expected to depreciate even slower.

Equipment, options and extras

Even entry-level Visia trim gets you cruise control, air-conditioning and electric windows all round. You’ll need step up to Acenta trim if you want alloy wheels, though.

We reckon N-Connecta makes the most sense; this mid-range trim brings a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearlever, climate control and keyless start.

Tekna and Tekna+ models get 19in alloys, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and a variety of safety aids that we’ll discuss in more detail in the safety section, but these top two trims are rather pricey.

Nissan Juke 2019 LHD infotainment

Reliability

The latest Juke is too new to have featured in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Nissan as a brand performed woefully. Indeed, the Japanese manufacturer came 28th in the overall league table (of 31 manufacturers).

The Juke comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty as standard, although this can be extended at extra cost.

Safety and security

Although the Juke hadn’t been appraised for safety by Euro NCAP at the time of writing, it does come with lots of safety aids to prevent you from having a shunt in the first place.

Even entry-level Visia models have automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. Meanwhile, range-topping Tekna and Tekna+ versions add blindspot monitoring and rear cross- traffic alert (this warns you about cars that are about to cross your path when you’re backing out onto a road).

Emergency assist (a button that you can use to directly contact the emergency services) is standard on all versions, as are two Isofix mounting points.

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Verdict

Based on our early drives, the new Nissan Juke looks set to be a real contender in the small SUV class

  • Standout looks
  • Smart interior
  • Good driving position
  • Choppy ride
  • So-so infotainment system
  • Intrusive road noise

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