Used Nissan Juke
Background of the used Nissan Juke
The emergence of the Nissan Juke began back in 2009 when it appeared as a concept car going by the name of Qazana. Production began in 2010, with Jukes being built at a UK plant and the first examples shipping out to customers in late September of the same year.
A used Nissan Juke is what's known as a 4x4 crossover, although most of the models sold in the UK stick with standard 2-wheel drive and are hardly likely to ever actually venture away from the tarmac. The distinctive good looks of the Juke, combined with its competitive pricing, have helped to endear it to UK buyers. And you can find a number of attractive second-hand examples for a great price.
Renowned for their reliability, a used Nissan is a great buy. Their well-earned reputation is not shaken by the British-built Juke, which is robust and has so far proven to be undemanding on the wallets of its owners.
A used Nissan Juke’s style and performance
You can accuse the Nissan Juke's design of being many things, but boring is not one of them. It is chunky and bold like all good 4x4s, but manages to squeeze in sportier elements to keep things sleek where it counts. This makes it quite difficult to pigeonhole the Juke, because it has deliberately been built to straddle several different market segments without definitively settling in one particular area.
It may be larger than many other superminis on the outside, but it is suitable compact within and features a relatively compact 250-litre boot. The styling inside is modern and quirky, as well as being rugged enough to withstand family usage.
Engine options include a base model 1.6-litre petrol unit, a 1.5-litre diesel and turbo powered range-toppers that give you performance equivalent to that of competing hot hatchbacks.
How a used Nissan Juke drives
While a used Nissan Juke may not be an off-road maestro in spite of its looks, it does have the benefit of being designed to combine comfort and fun handling into a great driving experience on urban highways and country lanes alike.
The clever 4-wheel drive system is not present on many Juke models, but it offers intelligent application of power to each wheel for those who desire it.
The 11.5-second sprint to 60mph offered by the basic 1.6-litre iteration is not the quickest, but the turbo-charged Nismo edition provides a much more competitive 7.8-second rating. If you are looking for fuel economy, the diesel delivers a combined 57.6mpg score, while even the turbo will be able to achieve 40mpg if you drive it carefully.
A used Nissan Juke proves that you can really win over a wide audience with styling, while pleasing enthusiasts with a driving experience that doesn't have to make compromises.
Does the Nissan Juke have any awards?
Though incredibly fashionable, the Nissan Juke has been recognised for so much more than its style. It has been named as “Best Crossover” by Parker’s and it also scooped the prize for “Best Compact SUV” at the prestigious Fleet News Awards in 2017.