The Nissan Juke is an appealing car with a combination of; comfort, style, and a driving fun experience. It makes you want to say, pleasure is all mine! This car is a great choice for a crossover because it shares features of an SUV like raised height. But even so it has excellent fuel economy; its off-road capability is low. So it’s not a sports utility vehicle in itself, but a crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

Two Nissan Juke Generations

Nissan Juke first appeared on the scene in 2010. Its unique outlook appealed to the hearts of many, making it sell like hotcakes. But it took Nissan almost a decade to produce bigger and better.

In the meanwhile, what Nissan did was come up with at least 18 trim levels. Typically a few standard and advanced features differentiate the models in all of its markets worldwide.

So the models in Asia differ from the ones in Europe and so forth. However, most of the trim levels build from three main ones: Visia, Acenta, and Tekna.

  • Nissan Juke (2010-2018). Cars in this generation are powered by a choice of five engines. The base spec is 1.5L followed by 1.6L of the series-HR. Another 1.6L turbo engine (series-MR) in addition to a V6 twin-turbo of 3.8L (series-VR) is at play. The diesel option is at 1.5L. The chassis layout is front engine either with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Transmission is CVT for the 1.6L turbocharged or 6-speed manual for the others.
  • Nissan Juke (2019-Present). Only one choice of engine is in operation. The 1.0L is a three-cylinder engine with a turbocharger. Even the V-6 engine has been phased out in favor of a hybrid version, yet to come. The only available layout is in FWD. Transmission is manual in 6-speed or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Fuel Economy

Nissan Juke’s gas mileage depends on the trim level. Overall, it’s not a thirsty car. At least all models are equipped with fuel-efficient technology for the best results.

The 1.5L petrol manual transmission estimate of city/highway is 20km to 22km per one liter. But the real return is 16km/L.

The 1.6L turbocharged engine, with a transmission of 6-speed manual gives an average of 17 kilometers per liter. This is the same as the newest 1.0L engine.

The 1.6L automatic transmission is quite low at 14km/L.

The most efficient mileage is from the 1.5L diesel engine mostly in the trim level, Acenta+, at 22km/L.

High Acceleration, Decent Performance

The 1.0Lturbocharged engine takes 10.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km with the 6-speed manual transmission. The 7-speed dual-clutch comes second at 11.1 seconds.

Your Nissan Juke should have three driving modes to choose from: Eco, Standard, or Sport.  These modes are variable and have the engine feeling pretty strong around town but slow on an open highway.

Get the engine livelier by switching to Sport mode to overtake slower-moving traffic.

Stylish Exterior Design

Climbing in and out of the Nissan Juke varies for front and rear passengers. The front doors are long enough so hitting the panels will be hard. The rear doors with well-concealed handles are short and make entry and exit a bit tricky.

Nissan Juke

Elegant Cabin, Limited Boot

The cockpit is beautiful with a tilt-only steering and a driver’s seat that is also height-adjustable. The drive mode selector has been connected with monitor knobs, buttons, and a standard infotainment feature. All these make up part of a central control system easy to reach out to.

Headroom in the front is plenty but reduces in the rear with the sloping roof. This also translates to smaller cargo space especially for the initial models.

Nonetheless, the rear rest is well-angled for taller passengers with a choice to put their legs under the front seats.

All doors inside this five-seat crossover have bottle holders to help keep you and your passengers hydrated.

Top trim levels, such as Tekna, come with advanced features. They include a sunroof and genuine leather seats with the capacity to be heated.


The Nissan Juke offers a great array of standard and advanced systems to assist you drive safely.

These features include: six airbags, a cruise control with speed limitation, lane assist and departure warning, emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and child seat connectors. Just to mention a few.

Slightly configured, the AWD automatically maximizes traction through two ways. First, it can shift power between the left and right rear wheels. Alternatively, it can share power between its front and rear wheels.


  • Fun to ride a bold and beautiful model.
  • Vibrant acceleration and sporty performance.
  • High-level AWD.
  • 5 diesel engine high fuel efficiency.


  • Low engine choices.
  • Limited storage space.
  • Bumpy on raised wheels.

Final Thoughts on Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke is a cool-kid car to spin around only within the city limits. This is in consideration that most models, even the newest, lack in AWD. The greatest choice, in spite some tradeoffs, is the 1.5L diesel powertrain for its superior fuel economy and sharp performance.

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