Nissan Juke review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

There’s plenty of space for tall people in the front of the Nissan Juke, thanks to ample head room and seats that slide a long way back. If you need more space, the Mini Countryman is your best bet. 

Storage space is nothing to write home about, but there’s a small cubby below the central armrest, two cupholders just in front of that, and a decent-sized glovebox.

Rear space

There’s a good deal of leg room in the back of the Nissan Juke, and even six-footers won’t have to suffer their knees digging into the seat in front. Head room is merely acceptable, though, so if you’re long in the body or have particularly high hair, you might find the need to duck. Once again, the Mini Countryman is a roomier proposition. 

The Skoda Kamiq is bigger in the rear than the Juke too, plus the Juke feels a little more claustrophobic than the Volkswagen T-Roc because of its more aggressively tapered rear window line.

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Seat folding and flexibility

All versions of the Nissan Juke come with 60/40 split-folding rear seats – handy on those occasions when you need to carry lots of clobber, or something particularly long or bulky.

The rear seats don’t slide back and forth like they do in the Volkswagen T-Cross, but that’s a rare feature in the small SUV class and its absence might not be something that many buyers see as a deal-breaker.

Boot space

The Nissan Juke’s load bay is a usefully square shape, and all versions have a height-adjustable boot floor as standard. If you set it to its highest position, there’s virtually no lip at the boot entrance to get past and, when the rear seats are folded down, no step in the floor of the extended load area.

It might surprise you to hear that you can fit almost as much stuff in the boot of a Juke (we managed six carry-on suitcases below its load cover) as you can in Nissan's larger Qashqai. Nevertheless, you'll fit even more in the boot of the Skoda Kamiq, Volkswagen T-Cross and T-Roc, while the Ford Puma, with its extra well below the boot floor, takes up to eight cases.

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