Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Nissan Juke hatchback?
The Nissan Juke has tough SUV looks, but its largely painted bumpers can be susceptible to parking damage and the optional 18in wheels on some models are easily damaged when parking.
Many Jukes will have been used as family transport, so the interior can take a bit of a bashing and some interior trims are liable to peeling plastic coverings. It’s also worth checking that rear passengers will be happy; a consequence of the Juke’s bold styling is that the rear side windows are very small.
Like all modern diesels, the 1.5 dCi can be susceptible to a clogged or blocked diesel particulate filter if it isn't driven regularly on the motorway or for longer journeys. As such, for a Juke that’s going to be primarily based in town, a petrol model would be preferable.
Is a used Nissan Juke hatchback reliable?
In the latest What Car? Reliability Survey it featured in, the petrol-engined Juke came ninth out of 35 cars in the small SUV category while the diesel-engined cars came 30th. Nissan’s reliability as a whole has slipped in the ratings recently to 27th out of 30 manufacturers.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.