Nissan Juke is one unusual car to be on the road because it is stylish crossover. Our review is based on our own analysis and different published reviews online on car reviews websites. There is not much room left in car industry for new entries, but Nissan has made the step to distinguish its line-up. The Nissan Juke is a ‘crossover’, which is comparatively a new concept in the market. You cannot find too many crossovers on the streets in UK, but Nissan Juke sure attracts every eye on the road. Nissan started their crossover campaign back in 2007 with their Nissan Qashaqi, which is a combination of 4×4 and a hatchback. Nissan Juke is a combination of mini and 4×4 having high driving position and you can even choose the 4×4 trim.
Nissan Juke is a perfect car for buyers interested in stylish combination of super mini and compact SUVs. Initially, Nissan Juke Crossover was focused towards young enthusiastic car buyers and young go-getters. Moreover, the price is not an issue and it is quite economical considering its unique design and features. Nissan Juke is also perfect for young women drivers looking for fun to drive car. The entry level starts at affordable price of £12,795. In this price, you will get a decent engine, funky looking car and plenty of features. You can choose Nissan Juke from three different trims; the Visia, Acenta and Tekna. There are two engines to choose from 1.6 litre petrol engine with 115bhp or 187bhp and 1.5 litre diesel engine with 108bhp.
There are no direct competitors of Nissan Juke, but we can compare the vehicle with Ford Focus or Ford Fiesta. However, Nissan Juke is originally the blend of super-mini and SUV. It is unique in its own way, and no other car can match the styling of Juke.
Nissan Juke Price
|Juke 1.6 Acenta||£14,495|
|Juke 1.6 Acenta Sport Pack||£14,995|
|Juke 1.5 dCi Visia||£14,795|
|Juke 1.6 Acenta Premium Pack||£15,495|
|Juke 1.5 dCi Acenta||£15,895|
|Juke 1.5 dCi Acenta Sport Pack||£16,395|
|Juke 1.6 Tekna||£16,495|
|Juke 1.6T Acenta Sport Pack||£16,595|
|Juke 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium Pack||£16,895|
|Juke 1.6T Acenta Premium Pack||£17,095|
|Juke 1.5 dCi Tekna||£17,895|
|Juke 1.6T Tekna||£18,095|
|Juke 1.6T Tekna 4WD auto||£20,750|
Power & Performance
Nissan Juke both petrol engines offer decent performance with 108bhp and 187bhp. You can drive in city with comfort as well as on motorway with good power output from the engines. When you try to overtake other vehicles with diesel engine, it might feel little sluggish, but you can feel 240Nm of torque. The turbo powered petrol engine is real deal that offers brisk performance. Juke comes with manual gearbox with smooth transmission perfect for every engine. If you are using 4×4 trim, then automatic Continuously Variable Transmission is recommended.
When it comes to handling, Juke Crossover is fun to drive car and you will love the steering. Nissan Juke offers quick steering and good grip in tight corners. You may not like the stiff suspension on un-even terrains and it will start to irritate. You can also opt for Dynamic Control System that offers three driving modes; Eco, Normal and Sport. The Eco mode is perfect when you are driving in the city because it saves fuel costs. You can switch to Normal mode on long trips out of town, but when you need some real fun, switch to Sport mode.
Interior & Exterior
Most car reviewers complain about cheap plastic material inside the cabin, but inside feel is comfortable. You can adjust the steering wheel and seats according to your requirements. If you are tall and have extra weight, you might not look high-speed turns because there is no support on driving seats. It is perfect for short journeys, and you will love the interior feel of Nissan Juke. There is plenty of leg and head room inside the car, but boot space is limited. You can fold down back seats for more luggage space. Juke is loaded with plenty of high-tech features such as CD radio with MP3 playback, leather steering wheel, gear knob, Bluetooth hands free, USB port, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.
Exterior of Nissan Juke is bold and attractive. Everyone loves the new Juke Crossover and attracts every eye on the road. It is funky in style with unique styling and headlights.
Safety & Reliability
There is no crash-test data available on Euro NCAP for crash tests. However, it is pre-loaded with many safety features like six airbags, ISOFIX Child seat points, Anti-Whiplash headrests, Brake Assists, and Dynamic Control System.
It has received good ratings in a customer satisfaction survey like many other Japanese made cars. There are no reported problems for Nissan Juke. Although, you are covered with three years or 60,000 miles warranty.
eBest Cars Verdict
The diesel engine is the most economical to run with 55mpg. You will get 47mpg with standard petrol engine and fuel thirsty turbo engine has 37mpg economy. The green credentials are not so impressive and diesel engine is better than other engines with 134g/km of CO2. Nissan Juke falls in tax band E – G and slightly more costly than other super minis. You are most likely to get good Auto Insurance rate on Nissan Juke on Aviva Auto Insurance.
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