Nissan Juke N-Design

Published on 24.01.2022

Juke, the crossover that is very popular with women, has been given a successful makeover.
The N-design trim level of our test model offers a nicely presented and well-appointed interior.  It has a sporty feel and the fairly firm seats offer excellent support. The front seat space is adequate, but with its compact size, space in the rear and in the boot is limited. In short, a nice little car, easy to handle but not made for moving house.
Under the bonnet, Nissan has mounted a small 1.0-litre petrol engine coupled to a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 114 hp turbocharged 3-cylinder engine definitely lacks punch at low revs, but merrily climbs up the tachometer with the typical sound of the “3-legged” engine. So you have to work hard to get the most out of it, which is fun on the main roads but much more difficult in town because of the appalling responsiveness.
While the short chassis and firm suspension suggest a dynamic driving style in line with the engine’s temperament, the ride is not very comfortable, with some vibration on uneven surfaces.
With fuel consumption of between 7 and 8 L/100 km, the Juke is not a model of economy. This is down to the engine, which prefers higher revs to deliver its full potential.
All in all, the Juke is a great little car that is fun and efficient on short trips. But the engine’s lack of acceleration at low revs makes it particularly difficult to drive in the city.

Image source: © Nissan

114 hp - 180 Nm - DCT auto.
6.4 L / 100 km WLTP
CO2 emissions
142 g CO2/km WLTP
approx. 650 km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-100 km/h in 4.7 s
from €31,160 VAT
  • Efficient and fun chassis
  • Equipment and finish
  • Compact
  • Slow start/stop
  • Mileage
  • Engine underpowered for city driving

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