Nissan Juke Crossover

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This Nissan Juke is quite different from other 4x4's. It has modern bold styling that might not be everyone's cup of tea, but versions of the model are available from a low starting price of around £12,000. Having said that, it is only the two wheel drive variants that start this low, if you're after a four wheel drive then you'll be looking at around £20,000 for the 1.6 turbo Tekna or Nismo models. There seems to be a never-ending amount of jargon when it comes to car development over the years, and the Juke fits into this relatively modern class of 'crossover SUV'. For example it's not as gargantuan in size as a big 4x4 / SUV such as the Discovery or Outlander, yet is has the interior comfort and feel of a traditional car and is based on a smaller chassis. Read on to find out our full review of this stylish car...

Derived from the Nissan Versa, the funky-looking Juke has the raised ride height and optional all-wheel drive of an SUV, but the steeply raked rear quarters of a hatchback. Nimble handling. Find the best Nissan Juke for sale near you. Every used car for sale comes with a free CARFAX Report. We have 604 Nissan Juke vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 272 1-Owner cars, and 795 personal use cars.

As you can see the Nissan Juke has quite an innovative and bold exterior, and some of the sportier variants that feature 4WD can come in some cracking paint schemes.

What's under the bonnet of the Juke?

Given that there are roughly fifteen different trim and engine variants of the Nissan Juke, it is surprising that there is little variation in engine sizes between the different models. You either have the 1.5 or 1.6, which are both available in petrol or diesel with automatic gearboxes. These begin with a humble 93 bhp / horsepower, which is surprisingly quite nimble, and then you get the more powerful turbo versions of the more expensive Tekna and Nismo models. If you opt for the speedy Nismo model then you'll get an impressive 197bhp, which is pretty huge considering the entry level model has just 93bhp!

How does it look and drive?

Everyone will probably have a different opinion about the aesthetics of this family vehicle, however personally I quite like the sporty and curvy feel of the Juke. It's got typical four-by-four high sides, although the drive isn't affected by the high centre of gravity. Other cars such as the Mitsubishi L200 have a fair bit of wallow when going around corners at any kind of speed (perhaps contributed to by the leaf spring suspension), however the Juke is well restrained and in control when cornering. This sporty feel does however mean that the ride may be a bit firmer than otherwise.

A Feature Packed Interior

The interior of the top-trim level is quite impressive and as modern looking as the exterior is.

As already mentioned the Tekna and Nismo models are the most luxurious, and contain a whole raft of extra features and comforts including:

  • Full leather interior
  • Modern styling on the dashboard and instrument panel
  • Bluetooth connection for your phone
  • MP3 / iPod Connection
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Alloy wheels
  • Nissan Dynamic Control System
  • Climate control
  • Reversing camera
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Full front and side airbags

In terms of space and practicality however the Juke perhaps isn't the best equipped for large families or really tall people, as the interior space in the back seats isn't as large as other models in this class, and the boot space is also somewhat compromised due to the half-4x4 half-family-car styling.

Here's a short video showing the dynamic control system and the dash controls of the Juke:

What about the purchase and running costs?

If you're happy with the entry level trim (and two-wheel drive) then the Juke is available at the great low price of around £12,000 however if you have your heart set on all of the gadgets, gizmos and comforts afforded to the top models in the Juke range then you'll be looking at a price in the region of £22,000. The 197bhp variant (the highest in the range) delivers an average fuel economy of 37mpg, which isn't too shabby considering the power it can provide. At the other end of the power / fuel economy spectrum, the 1.5 diesel engined variant delivers an amazing 67mpg, but has less than 100 horsepower. Obviously it's up to you what's more important, cost savings or power under the bonnet.

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This Nissan Juke is quite different from other 4x4's. It has modern bold styling that might not be everyone's cup of tea, but versions of the model are available from a low starting price of around £12,000. Having said that, it is only the two wheel drive variants that start this low, if you're after a four wheel drive then you'll be looking at around £20,000 for the 1.6 turbo Tekna or Nismo models. There seems to be a never-ending amount of jargon when it comes to car development over the years, and the Juke fits into this relatively modern class of 'crossover SUV'. For example it's not as gargantuan in size as a big 4x4 / SUV such as the Discovery or Outlander, yet is has the interior comfort and feel of a traditional car and is based on a smaller chassis. Read on to find out our full review of this stylish car...

Nissan Juke Crossover

As you can see the Nissan Juke has quite an innovative and bold exterior, and some of the sportier variants that feature 4WD can come in some cracking paint schemes.

What's under the bonnet of the Juke?

Given that there are roughly fifteen different trim and engine variants of the Nissan Juke, it is surprising that there is little variation in engine sizes between the different models. You either have the 1.5 or 1.6, which are both available in petrol or diesel with automatic gearboxes. These begin with a humble 93 bhp / horsepower, which is surprisingly quite nimble, and then you get the more powerful turbo versions of the more expensive Tekna and Nismo models. If you opt for the speedy Nismo model then you'll get an impressive 197bhp, which is pretty huge considering the entry level model has just 93bhp!

How does it look and drive?

Everyone will probably have a different opinion about the aesthetics of this family vehicle, however personally I quite like the sporty and curvy feel of the Juke. It's got typical four-by-four high sides, although the drive isn't affected by the high centre of gravity. Other cars such as the Mitsubishi L200 have a fair bit of wallow when going around corners at any kind of speed (perhaps contributed to by the leaf spring suspension), however the Juke is well restrained and in control when cornering. This sporty feel does however mean that the ride may be a bit firmer than otherwise.

A Feature Packed Interior

The interior of the top-trim level is quite impressive and as modern looking as the exterior is.

As already mentioned the Tekna and Nismo models are the most luxurious, and contain a whole raft of extra features and comforts including:

  • Full leather interior
  • Modern styling on the dashboard and instrument panel
  • Bluetooth connection for your phone
  • MP3 / iPod Connection
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Alloy wheels
  • Nissan Dynamic Control System
  • Climate control
  • Reversing camera
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Full front and side airbags

In terms of space and practicality however the Juke perhaps isn't the best equipped for large families or really tall people, as the interior space in the back seats isn't as large as other models in this class, and the boot space is also somewhat compromised due to the half-4x4 half-family-car styling.

Here's a short video showing the dynamic control system and the dash controls of the Juke:

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What about the purchase and running costs?

If you're happy with the entry level trim (and two-wheel drive) then the Juke is available at the great low price of around £12,000 however if you have your heart set on all of the gadgets, gizmos and comforts afforded to the top models in the Juke range then you'll be looking at a price in the region of £22,000. The 197bhp variant (the highest in the range) delivers an average fuel economy of 37mpg, which isn't too shabby considering the power it can provide. At the other end of the power / fuel economy spectrum, the 1.5 diesel engined variant delivers an amazing 67mpg, but has less than 100 horsepower. Obviously it's up to you what's more important, cost savings or power under the bonnet.

Nissan Juke Crossover

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