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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Space for four inside the Juke
  • Boot surprisingly spacious
  • Not many storage areas

How good the Nissan Juke’s practicality is depends on how you want to view this car.

There’s plenty of space in the front in terms of head- and legroom, though it’s a slightly different story in the back. The roofline slopes as you move rearwards, and the door opening is quite narrow, meaning it’s easy to hit your head on the way in as you manoeuvre yourself around the body work.

However, rear space isn’t too disappointing, as long as there’s nobody too tall in the front seats. Headroom is reasonable, but it can be dark in the back on higher-spec models with privacy glass and black headlining.

Nissan Juke rear seats

In some ways the Juke can be forgiven. View it as an urban runaround and the extra practicalities of a five-door are bonuses. View it as a family car though, and it’s less impressive. By no means is it bad, though.

The Juke isn’t a large car, despite its bulbous front end suggesting otherwise. It’s compact, with surprisingly good visibility to help manoeuvre the car.

For example, the lumps on top of the headlamp units help judge where the front of the car is, although the windows at the back of the car are much smaller, so you’ll be thankful for reversing cameras on higher-spec models.

The door mirrors are particularly large – comically so for such a compact car, but this helps with visibility as well.

Nissan Juke boot

Boot space is decent in the Juke, especially when you consider how compact its exterior dimensions are. For a front-wheel drive version of the Juke, the boot size is 354 litres with a split-level boot floor that expands to 1,189 litres when you fold the rear seats down.

If you go for a 4WD version of the Juke, however, boot size takes a significant hit. In this form, it’s 207 litres with the seats up and 786 litres with them down.

General storage isn’t quite as impressive, though. There are a couple of useful cupholders up front, but the door bins are small and there is a limited amount of space elsewhere.

Safety

  • Five stars from Euro NCAP
  • Was tested back in 2011, though
  • Extra safety kit available

Independent safety assessors, Euro NCAP, awarded the car the full five stars, however this was in 2011 before more stringent tests were introduced.

All models come with six airbags, Isofix child seat points in the rear, anti-whiplash headrests and brake assist.

There is also the addition of Nissan's Dynamic Control System on Acenta models and above, providing further peace of mind.

Nissan Safety Shield package is also available on most models, bundling in 360-degree cameras, blindspot warning and lane-departure warning to add extra driver assistance systems.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan Juke SUV (10-19).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Acenta equipment

Acenta standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Acenta optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Acenta Premium equipment

Acenta Premium standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Acenta Premium optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel

Bose Personal Edition equipment

Bose Personal Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Bose Personal Edition optional equipment
None available

Envy equipment

Envy standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Envy optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Space saver spare wheel

Kuro equipment

Kuro standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Kuro optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

Ministry of Sound equipment

Ministry of Sound standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Ministry of Sound optional equipment
  • Alarm

N-Connecta equipment

N-Connecta standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
N-Connecta optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Space saver spare wheel

N-Connecta Style equipment

N-Connecta Style standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
N-Connecta Style optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

N-Tec equipment

N-Tec standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
N-Tec optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Shiro equipment

Shiro standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Shiro optional equipment
  • Alarm

Tekna equipment

Tekna standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Tekna optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Tekna Pulse equipment

Tekna Pulse standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Tekna Pulse optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Space saver spare wheel

Visia equipment

Visia standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
Visia optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Sports seats

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Nissan Juke SUV (10-19) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2011 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2011
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 87%
Child Occupant: 81%
Vulnerable Road Users: 41%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.