Nissan Juke SUV - Interior & comfort
The Nissan Juke is well equipped, especially in mid-level trims
After nearly a decade, it's no surprise that the Juke's dashboard has been given a complete overhaul. Some design cues remain, like colourful accents adorning the fascia and centre console, but everything is new and quality takes a step up. In top cars, this means you'll see Alcantara and leather in prominent spots, but it's still possible to find cheaper plastics if you try.
Nissan Juke dashboard
As infotainment becomes ever more important, the Juke swaps its archaic system for Nissan's latest eight-inch touchscreen. It'll be a big improvement for existing owners, but is only mediocre stacked up against rivals like the Volkswagen T-Cross and Skoda Kamiq.
There's no shortage of trim levels, with Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna, Tekna+ and Premiere Edition currently in showrooms. Visia gets some good features like LED headlights, DAB, Bluetooth and cruise control, but you'll need to step up to Acenta to get the eight-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Considering it also comes with a rear-view camera and 17-inch alloy wheels, we'd say this is the lowest trim most buyers will be wanting to go for. N-Connecta adds a seven-inch display in the instrument binnacle, keyless start, a leather steering wheel, ambient lighting and climate control.
Tekna sees the wheels jump in size to 19-inches, while Nissan's Safety Shield tech, Bose stereo, heated seats and a heated windscreen are added. A two-tone paint job and personalisation inside and out separates the Tekna+, while Premiere Edition comes fully loaded with kit, including leather and Alcantara seats.
Rather like Hyundai and Kia, Nissan would rather you choose the best trim level for your needs, so the list of options isn’t long. Most paint colours cost between £500 and £750 and you can add a Comfort Pack to the Acenta trim for £350, bringing climate control, automatic wipers, folding door mirrors and heated front seats. A spare wheel costs an extra £100, while upgrading from 17- to 19-inch wheels costs around £600.