Nissan Juke (2010 – 2019) Review

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Nissan Juke (2010 – 2019) At A Glance

Radical looks turn heads. Appealing mix between a hatch and an SUV. Seats four in comfort. Impressive direct injected 190PS 1.6-litre turbo drives well.

Small Boot. Gloomy back seats. Standard 1.6 petrol noisy on motorway. High number of CVT transmission failures. 4WD dropped in 2014 revamp. DPF problems common on 1.5 dCi. 1.2 DIG-T engine oil sensitive. Must have oil service at least every 12,000 miles.

Insurance Groups are between 11–20
On average it achieves 79% of the official MPG figure

The quirky and unusual Juke has proved a huge success and become one of the most popular crossovers around. So what's the secret? Well the looks make a big difference. It's unlike anything else on the road with it's striking front end and angular design.

But the good news is that this isn't all form over function. The Juke not only looks great, it's also comfortable inside, good to drive and reasonably practical too. It's described by Nissan as a cross between a compact SUV and a sports car. So it looks the part but still gives you good versatility when you need it.

The interior is sporty and unique, featuring the clever Nissan Dynamic Control System on top models which switches from climate control to a drive control function. There's also a motorcycle fuel tank-inspired central console, as well as plenty of scope for personalising the cabin with different colour trims and finishes.

It drives well with responsive steering although the ride is a touch on the bouncy side as is often the case with smaller crossovers. The Juke was revised in 2014 and although it doesn't look very different on the outside there are some significant changes under the skin.

The suspensions and steering have been revised so the Juke is now far better when it comes to ride quality. The steering is well weighted and there’s little in the way of body roll through corners even when you push on. It's also far more refined and quieter at speed.

The 2014 facelift also saw the introduction of a new 1.2 DIG-T engine. It suits the Juke perfectly thanks to its peppy nature and decent low down torque while official economy is more than 50mpg. The rest of the engine range has been tweaked to be more economical including the good 1.5 dCi diesel although the 1.6 non turbo petrol engine is disappointing and best avoided.

Nissan Juke Nismo 2014 Road Test

Nissan Juke 2014 Road Test including 1.2 DIG-T

Nissan Juke Nismo R 2015 Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Nissan Juke (2010 – 2019)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance


Real MPG

23–64 mpg

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I've had my car serviced by the dealer every year. Should they help with a big repair bill?
"I purchased my Nissan Juke in August 2014. It has been serviced by the dealership every year. On my latest service, I was told the noise I was experiencing was due to the gearbox - which needed replacing at a cost of £5000+. The car has only done 23,700 miles. Any suggestions as to what I can do?"
I'm sorry to read about the problems you are experiencing with your car. Sadly, at six years old, you will not have any legal recourse with the dealer that sold you the car. It might be worth asking them to help with the repair costs (Nissan may be willing to contribute towards the repair). Otherwise it may be better to get a second opinion from an independent gearbox specialist who is a member of
Answered by Dan Powell
Is it a good time to buy a new car?
"I have a 2011 Nissan Juke (petrol, manual), which I love, but it has now done 50,000 miles. I'm thinking of trading it in for a newer one. Is it a good time to do this with the showrooms just reopening? Many thanks. "
If you're not in a rush, it might be worth waiting. There's a shortage of new cars at the moment (due to factories closing) yet quite a lot of pent-up demand, so there aren't the good deals available you might expect. Add to this the hassle of buying and test driving a car while following social-distancing guidelines, and it makes a lot of sense to wait a few months. That said, showrooms are now open so there's nothing stopping you looking for a new car. And, if you're happy to buy remotely, there are lots of companies and websites offering delivery to your door. The new Nissan Juke is a significant step on from its predecessor - we'd recommend it.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Why does my car make a whistling noise when I accelerate?
"I drive a Nissan Juke auto 2014. It passed its MoT with no advisories and had a full service two months ago. However, I notice that upon acceleration there is a loud whistling/ chirping sound under the bonnet. There seems to be no problems with the car but this is really grating on my nerves now. Do you have any idea what it could be?"
This reads like a cracked or damaged hose. The sound is probably that of air escaping. I would suggest you get it checked.
Answered by Dan Powell
Why won't my car start?
"My 2010 Nissan Juke will not start. The keyfob works but the ignition doesn't work at all. When pushing start button as usual, it just doesn't start. What could it be?"
Have you checked the battery? If the car has been parked up for a long period then it may have gone flat. It may need a jump-start.
Answered by Dan Powell

What does a Nissan Juke (2010 – 2019) cost?

Buy new from £14,390 (list price from £17,400)
Contract hire from £169.86 per month