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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • 1.5 dCi diesel by far the most economical
  • Petrol will need more frequent fuelling
  • Used 4WD CVT models worst offenders

If you want the most economical Juke in the range, head straight for the 1.5-litre dCi 110. It’s by far the most frugal on paper, with claimed fuel economy of 49.6mpg. This should be a realistic figure to achieve, and it’ll appeal to company car drivers and those regularly driving longer distances because of low BIK and good motorway manners.

It’s worth working out if you cover enough miles every year to offset the car’s higher price, however, as it could still work out cheaper to run an equivalent petrol motor.

The 1.6-litre petrol returns some disappointing fuel economy claims for such a small car, though. Variable depending on the size of the wheels, the manual version returns between 33.6 and 34.4mpg, while the automatic gearbox returns 34.0-35.8mpg. 

Used Nissan Juke running costs

The 1.2-litre DIG-T returns 49.6mpg according to Nissan but, again, it’s unlikely you’ll reach this figure in everyday driving, especially as it’s a unit that needs to be worked quite hard to make decent progress.

Nissan Juke rear

If you want the performance of the DIG-T 190, expect economy of up to 47.1mpg for the two-wheel drive manual version, decreasing to 43.5mpg if you specify a CVT 4WD model.

At the other end of the speed scale, the entry-level 94hp 1.6-litre petrol returns up to 47.1mpg, with the 114hp CVT version returning the same.

Juke Nismo RS running costs

If you go easy with it, Nissan claims the Nismo RS will return up to 39.6mpg on the combined cycle. Make the most of its 218hp, though, and you could easily see that figure tumble.

Opt for CVT-equipped Nismo RS and claimed fuel economy stands at 38.2mpg.

Nissan Juke lowest CO2

The diesel-powered Juke is the greenest in terms of CO2 emissions, its 1.5-litre dCi engine emitting 123g/km. 

The petrol is far less impressive in this respect, emitting anywhere between 149 and 166g/km (the manual has higher CO2 emissions than the CVT).

Reliability

Nissan, like most Japanese car makers, scores well in customer satisfaction surveys and, on the whole, drivers have few complaints, but that’s not to say the Juke is perfect.

Some switchgear does feel a little flimsy and isn’t up the standard we have seen on other Nissan models such as the Qashqai, X-Trail and latest Micra, let alone its numerous rivals.

The Juke has been subject to seven recalls in its life since 2010 relating to the brakes, a stalling engine, two fuel leaks, the airbags, the engine starter button and an oxygen sensor.

Check that any potential purchases have had recall work carried out before you buy.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,164 - £1,573 *
Diesel 131p £851 - £1,045 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.5 dCi Diesel 104 g/km (Min) £20
1.6 DiG-T Petrol 175 g/km (Max) £235

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £235
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 8 - 26
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.