The Nissan Juke is a stylish, interesting alternative to a regular supermini. The Nissan Juke is available with three engines. Pricing and specification for entry-level, front-wheel-drive cars compares well to conventional rivals like the Ford Fiesta – while top spec 4x4 models, which have a powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, rival the likes of the MINI Countryman. The Nissan Juke is unique to look at, but it's entertaining to drive and surprisingly practical, and well worth considering as a car that breaks new ground in terms of what a supermini should look like.
- Good value
- High driving position
- Standout styling
- Not practical
- Bad automatic gearbox
- Not fun to drive
The Nissan Juke gives you the raised ride height of an SUV, but in the small porportions of a supermini. Changes for 2014 mean the new model now gets revised looks and more customisation options.
The car's new diesel engine is very economical, while the hi-tech 1.2-litre petrol is also easy on fuel. The Juke is more fun to drive on road than much of the competition, although its stiff suspension means that it can be uncomfortable on UK roads.
More of a road-biased SUV than an out-and-out off-roader, the Juke can still be had with four-wheel drive and now comes with a range of new safety features under the guise of the Nissan Safety Shield.
- Unique styling
- Lots of character
- Noisy engine
- No reach adjustment for steering wheel
- Rolls around in corners
The Nissan Juke Nismo is a high-performance version of the standard Nissan Juke, and the first in a new range of Nismo-tuned Nissans to be sold in the UK. Aimed at the MINI Paceman Cooper S, it's available with either front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox or four-wheel drive with a CVT automatic gearbox. The Juke Nismo feels fun to drive, but is also comfortable enough to be used every day.