Nissan Juke variants
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Total cash price £17,999. Borrowing £14,399 with a £3,600 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

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Nissan Juke buying guide

You can spec your Juke with a variety of different engine and trim options. Read this guide for help understanding the Juke range, so you can pick the best version for you.

What Nissan Juke trim levels are there?

Kicking off the Juke trim lineup is Visia. This entry-level version includes LED headlights, DAB radio, Bluetooth, cruise control, lane departure warning, air conditioning and auto-high beams.

Next up is Acenta trim, which is more common than basic Visia models. Acenta adds alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a rearview camera.

Premium N-Connecta trim adds more attractive alloy wheels, sat nav with TomTom traffic info for the infotainment system, keyless entry, leather trim on the steering wheel and gear shifter, climate control, plus front and rear parking sensors.

Finally, the range-topping Juke is the Tekna trim. This gets larger alloy wheels, active safety features including a 360-degree camera system, driver alertness monitoring, blind spot monitoring, rear-cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and Nissan’s semi-autonomous Traffic Jam Pilot on automatic and hybrid models only. You also get an upgraded Bose sound system, heated front seats, ambient interior lighting. You can also pick the Tekna Plus trim, which adds extra interior and exterior styling touches including two-tone metallic paint and an interior personalisation pack.

Nissan Juke interior and technology

The interior is one of the Nissan Juke’s strong points, with the Japanese company working hard to amp up the cabin styling to mark the Juke out from its competitors. Most immediately eye-catching on both first and second-generation Jukes is the centre console, which has been designed to be reminiscent of a motorcycle’s fuel tank, helping lift the interior ambience. Touchscreen placement has been improved on second-generation Jukes, with it moving closer to the driver’s eyeline.

Nissan’s infotainment system handles all the functions you’d expect it to and, from Acenta trim upwards, includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s not quite as straightforward as the best systems found in Mercedes and BMW models, but it’s a dramatic improvement over those found in competing Honda models, for example, which feel like they were an afterthought.

Family buyers would be advised to have a good look at the Juke before buying one as the cabin is on the tight side for a car in this segment – a symptom of the Juke’s attractive exterior styling. Four adults can fit in acceptable comfort, but pushing this to five will quickly see complaints from the back row. Boot space is average for the class, but the slightly narrow opening means it’s not as practical as some more boxy rivals in this category.

Nissan Juke engine range explained

Nissan Juke 1.0 DiG-T

This turbocharged 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol is one of two engine choices for the second-generation Juke. This is available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. With around 114hp on tap, this version completes the 0-62mph sprint in a shade over 10 seconds.

Nissan Juke 1.2 DiG-T

This turbocharged engine is only offered on first-generation Jukes. It makes around 115hp, allowing the Juke to hit 62mph from rest in 10.8 seconds.

Nissan Juke 1.6

This is another engine option only offered on first-generation Jukes. This non-turbo 1.6-litre petrol engine makes around 112hp, but its lack of boost compared to turbocharged rivals means the 0-62mph sprint takes a leisurely 12.5 seconds.

Nissan Juke Hybrid 143

This is the second engine choice for second-generation Jukes and, as the name suggests, it uses both a petrol engine and an electric motor for hybrid operation. The combined setup makes around 143hp, helping this version hit 62mph from rest in 10.1 seconds – the fastest of any Juke engine option. Average fuel economy for this model is in excess of 55mpg.

Nissan Juke FAQs

Nissan Juke cars come in just one form – a five-door hatchback SUV. If you’re looking at a used Juke, you’re likely to encounter both first and second-generation models. Naturally, the newer version is more up to date, with enhanced technology and styling, but older models represent better value for money.

Despite the generational change, both new and old Jukes look quite similar. The easiest way to tell them apart is by looking at the headlights – in both cases this is a thin, angular strip that runs above the car’s distinctive circular front fog lights. First-generation Jukes mount their headlights on the bonnet, separate from the grille detailing, whereas second-generation Jukes integrate their headlight units directly into the front grille.

The second-generation Juke is roughly 4.2 metres long – 0.1 metres longer than the first-generation model. That means the Juke is a very similar length to the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur. While the Juke and the Captur use most of the same parts and engines, the Nissan has focused more on styling, with its sculpted bodywork leading to slightly cramped rear seats and a compromised cargo area, while the Captur feels a little larger in both regards.

Jukes are all offered with a selection of small turbocharged engines. Pre-2020 models get a choice of petrol or diesel units, while newer versions are offered with petrol power only. We'd avoid the non-turbo 1.6-litre petrol if you want to cover a lot of motorway miles because it feels underpowered at higher speeds.

Yes, the Juke is a good car. Then again, it needs to be because the compact SUV class is so competitive, with many great options to choose from.

So what does the Juke have going for it that might make you choose it over rivals? For one, its stand-out styling helps lift it above more conservative-looking rivals and, unlike the previous Juke model, you don't pay much of a practicality penalty – something that can't be said for the handsome but cramped Toyota C-HR.

There's substance to the styling, too – especially inside, where plush materials and squeak-free build quality that's only a badge upgrade away from premium rivals like BMW and Audi.

On the road, both the turbo petrol and hybrid engine options are hushed, making the experience noticeably more relaxing than the previous Juke.

The latest Juke hasn't featured in many reliability surveys because it's relatively new. Nevertheless, its scores have improved compared to the previous model, with What Car? ranking it fairly high for durability.

You can add an extended warranty onto your Juke for extra peace of mind. This will protect you from unexpected mechanical or electrical failures once the manufacturer's warranty has run out.

The most recent Juke is front-wheel drive only. This will still generate plenty of grip and traction for the overwhelming majority of users and, if you want the confidence to use your Juke all-year round, a set of winter tyres will improve cold-weather grip far better than four-wheel drive will.

Four-wheel drive really only starts to pay dividends when you're going properly off road – at which point, you should probably be considering a more serious 4x4 off-roader in the first place.

The Juke is a compact SUV so is really only suited to towing lightweight trailers and caravans.

Versions with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine can pull a braked trailer weighing 1,250kg. Hybrid models might be more powerful but, like lots of electrified rivals, have a lower braked trailer capacity – rated at just 750kg.

Nissan's servicing and repair costs are about average for a mass-market car brand. That means you'll pay a little less for any fixes you Juke needs than if you'd chosen a car from a more premium manufacturer.

The Nissan Juke is reasonably efficient considering its size. Versions with the 1.0-litre petrol engine should be able to average more than 45mpg if you drive with a light right foot – regardless of whether you choose the manual or the automatic gearbox.

Upgrade to the full-hybrid engine and you get an automatic as standard, the ability to creep through traffic on electricity alone, and an economy boost up to an average of 55mpg.