Accessibility & Motability
Usability for people with disability or their carers
Motability - Access
The Nissan Juke gets off to a good start by having front and rear doors that open to a comparatively wide 66 degrees (those of the Hyundai Kona manage just 64 degrees), plus the door aperture is taller and wider than those of many rivals, such as the Seat Arona and Kona, so there should be little hindrance getting into and out of the car, even if your mobility is limited.
However, if there’s one thing to take note of, it’s that the driver’s seat sits a minimum of 710mm from the ground, so you might find yourself having to lift yourself up to get onto the seat.
Still, when you do need to lower the rear seats, they lie almost flat, and they’re also split 60:40, so if you need to extend the boot, you can do so while still being able to carry one or two rear-seat passengers.
The boot also has an adjustable-height floor, and in its highest position there’s almost no lip at the boot opening. That means bulky items can be simply slid in and out, and don’t need to be lifted over an obstruction.
The boot opening is also a decent 760mm tall by 1115mm wide, so there shouldn’t be too much wriggling and wrestling involved in getting large, awkwardly shaped items in and out. However, there aren’t many hooks or lashing points in the boot, so loose items are left unsecured.
Motability - Ease of use and options
Your choice of engine doesn’t come much simpler than with the Nissan Juke – there’s just the one. It’s a three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged motor, and you can choose it with a six-speed manual gearbox or, at extra cost, a seven-speed dual clutch automatic. That said, the latter option isn’t offered with entry-level Visia trim.