Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 9.4 - 10.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 44.1 - 47.9 mpg
  • Sole petrol engine is frugal
  • Low CO2 emissions
  • No plug-in hybrid or diesel for even lower costs

The Juke’s solitary petrol engine provides pretty low running costs, though it’s a shame that there’s not currently any alternative. The Juke’s sister car, the Renault Captur, is available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, while competitors such as the Skoda Kamiq or Kia Stonic also offer hybrid or diesel models for those who want really rock-bottom fuelling costs.

That complaint aside, there’s little to moan about when it comes to the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that all Jukes are fitted with. When paired to a six-speed manual gearbox, it will return a claimed 47.9mpg – a figure we found realistic during our testing period. The seven-speed dual-clutch automatic claims 46.3mpg, but we struggled to get around 40mpg in this example.

CO2 emissions are similarly low, with Nissan claiming 112g/km for the manual and 110g/km for the automatic.

As for actually buying the Juke, it’s easy to spend a lot on option packs and personalisation, but impressive predicted residuals should mean competitive finance packages.

Reliability

  • Old Juke doesn't have the best reliability record 
  • New engines will hopefully improve things 
  • Three-year warranty comes as standard

Nissan’s reliability record is good, but the old Juke somewhat bucked that trend. CVT automatic transmission failures were common, the turbocharged engines proved fragile, and diesel models suffered from particulate filter issues.

The new model’s engines and transmission are already used across other Renault and Nissan models, however, so hopefully should prove more robust.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150
Insurance group 13 - 14
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