Used Nissan Juke 2019-present review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Nissan Juke hatchback?

This is a small SUV that will have been used by families so check for any wear and tear on the seat trims and plastics. Check the alloy wheels for damage, and make sure the electrics all work as they should. 

There have been no recalls for this generation of Juke so far. 

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What are the most common problems with a used Nissan Juke hatchback?

Is a used Nissan Juke hatchback reliable?

The latest Juke was too new to have featured in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Nissan as a brand performed woefully. Indeed, the Japanese manufacturer came 27th in the overall league table (of 31 manufacturers).

The first-generation Juke came in in eighth place out of 10 cars in the small SUV class. The fact that a car as dependable as the Juke is in the bottom three is a reflection of the strong reliability record of the small SUV class as a whole. Only 15% of Jukes went wrong, with issues split evenly between the battery, exhaust, gearbox/clutch, interior trim and non-engine electrics. More than three-quarters of the cars remained driveable and two-thirds were put right in less than a week. Around 20% of work was done for free, while bills for non-warranty work ranged from less than £50 to £1000.

The Juke comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty as standard, although this can be extended at extra cost. That's pretty average, and beaten by Renault and Hyundai with their five-year warranties, and Kia's cover, which stretches to seven years.