Nissan Juke Review – Nissan’s distinctive styling and commitment to road safety is very evident in this feisty combination of a hatchback and compact crossover. A small-sized sports utility vehicle with an affordable price tag.
As we reviewed the interior and equipment of the 2016 Nissan Juke Crossover, we were pleased to see that the small car lineup still produces a 'double take' from most SUV enthusiasts, even though the first sporty Juke model has debuted officially since 2011, followed by the Nismo two years later.
The sporty 2015 version offers five seats, despite being slightly cramped in the rear section, and comes with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional for those who prefer the off road benefits of 4 wheel drive.
Nissan Juke compact crossovers come with several 'high spec' trim levels and the latest models are equipped with a rip-roaring turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine block. Even though the small sized Nismo RS is their top version in the popular SUV range, it undoubtedly provides significantly more power than the other models.
The interior design and styling of the 2016 Nissan Juke Crossover is conspicuous and stands out in a tradition of hatchbacks and small crossover utilities. Nonetheless, it still proves to be one of the highest-performing and fuel-efficient vehicles in this class of trendy sports cars. You could argue that the rear passenger or cargo space is limited, but this offering is unlikely to leave its owners lacking in performance and personality.
Despite being a popular choice for all drivers who adore hatchbacks and small crossovers, the latest Nissan Juke ultimately forces any would-be 'supermini' buyers into a choice of fashion-led form over usefulness and function.
There are those that will criticize its cramped rear cabin, and the car's fuel economy of early models does fall short of other similarly priced SUVs and modern subcompacts.
The Mazda CX-3 and the Renault Captur are two similar funky rides which are reportedly cheaper to run with an abundance of interior space - by comparison.
The facelift in 2014 saw marked improvements on its safety-related technology and in particular the car's shape and bigger boot section. Owners of later models will certainly benefit from greater all round visibility provided by its high-set road clearance.
The best reviews seem to agree that the Nissan Juke is fun and lively to drive with sturdy, yet stiff, handling around corners. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine is energetic and not shy of brisk acceleration. Its oversized tyres and sporty suspension tuning is certain to appeal to young drivers if interior space and legroom is less of a concern.
There are two special-edition 'Stinger' models hitting the showrooms in 2016. One version is black with yellow accented mirrors, door handles, interior trim and stitching while its sibling is yellow with black exterior accents and yellow interior treatment. Siri Eyes Free is also a new standard feature in S, SV and SL trim models.
Thrilling Exterior Design
Impressive Interior Design
Innovative Technology and Alert Systems