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Nissan Juke review

2019 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2.4 out of 52.4
” Striking second-generation Juke is much better than before “

At a glance

Price new £23,500 - £31,995
Used prices £8,493 - £24,586
Road tax cost £180 - £190
Insurance group 11 - 15
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Fuel economy 44.1 - 58.9 mpg
Range 516 - 557 miles
Miles per pound 6.5 - 8.6
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons

  • Eye-catching exterior design
  • Low running costs
  • Easy to get in and out of
  • Feeling old compared with rivals
  • Fidgety ride
  • Interior could be better

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 1 March 2022 Updated: 16 June 2022


Nissan credits the Juke with creating the supermini-sized SUV craze. And though it’s not quite the granddaddy of the segment, there’s no denying it came along and kickstarted the market, helping to reinvigorate Nissan’s range.

The original Juke was the wacky, youthful foil to the sensible Qashqai family-sized SUV, which it sits beneath in Nissan’s range. It gained notoriety due to its eye-catching looks, but the relatively compact dimensions meant it also found favour at both ends of the marketplace – with young buyers appreciating the style, and older motorists enjoying the high driving position and light controls.

Now in its second generation, the Juke still trades on its looks, which are distinctive and divisive but rather refined compared with the original. Design cues from the first car, such as the hidden rear door handles, upside-down headlight configuration and wheel-at-each-corner stance have been carried over and sharpened.

There is a huge list of rival cars for the Juke to compete against, including our class favourites, the Ford Puma and Skoda Kamiq. Also-rans include the Volkswagen T-Cross, Citroen C3 Aircross, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Toyota Yaris Cross.

There are several trims to choose from but only two engines. First up is a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, while there’s also a 1.6-litre hybrid available. 

Over the next few pages we’ll be thoroughly reviewing all aspects of the Nissan Juke and rating them in our verdict. Our scores will take into account the driving experience, how pleasant the interior is, the practicality on offer and what it’ll cost you to run.