Nissan Juke (2010–2019) review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
While the diesel model returns over 70mpg, the more refined petrols are a lot less economical
The Juke's strong residual values should help keep lifetime running costs low across the range, although on the whole, the Juke doesn’t offer as economical an engine line-up as you might think – so choose wisely.
Although the 1.5 dCi is a little noisy, Nissan claims it returns combined fuel economy of 70.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 104g/km, which is why it’s our pick of the range. The newer 1.2-litre petrol is more refined but can't match the efficiency levels of the diesel, with a claimed 49.6mpg and 128g/km. That means a realistic 40mpg should be achievable.
Although there’s no ‘green’ model in the Juke range as such, all manual models come with start-stop to save fuel at traffic lights and junctions. There’s also an Eco driving mode that alters throttle response so that standard inputs use less fuel, plus it reduces the air conditioning’s power consumption. It displays an economy meter too, so you can keep an eye on your driving style.
The only Jukes available with four-wheel-drive are the turbocharged 1.6 DIG-T N-Connecta, Tekna and Nismo RS spec cars. The 4x4 mechanicals hurt efficiency significantly though, with the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol in the DIG-T and Nismo RS models emitting 153g/km and 172g/km CO2 respectively, equipped with the CVT automatic gearbox.
Neither of these is going to top 40mpg unless driven extremely carefully, which in the context of the performance on offer is an unrealistic expectation. It’s worth noting that no Juke comes with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions, when rival small hatchbacks increasingly offer at least one such version.
Most Nissan Juke models sit in insurance groups 11 to 13, though reflecting the big leap in power from the 1.2-litre DIG-T to the 1.6-litre turbo engines, their insurance groups also leap.
An N-Connecta 1.6 is in the same insurance group as the Nismo RS – 20, which is high considering the Vauxhall Corsa VXR is in group 16. A Renault Captur will be a little cheaper to insure generally, being a couple of groups lower like-for-like.
Data from residual values experts CAP when the car was launched suggested that a Juke would retain 52 per cent of its value at three years/60,000 miles, and despite the very evident popularity of the model, that’s held up.
In this review
- 1Nissan Juke (2010–2019) reviewThe Juke was the first small crossover on sale, but it has fallen behind newer rivals for space and efficiency
- 2Engines, performance and driveNot great to drive for a few reasons, with an oddly imbalanced engine range including only one diesel option
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingWhile the diesel model returns over 70mpg, the more refined petrols are a lot less economical
- 4Interior, design and technologyA major space deficiency is compensated for by very striking design and some really useful technology, especially in safety terms.
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceUndoubtedly the weak point of the Juke experience, it’s neither an especially practical car nor a particularly comfortable one
- 6Reliability and SafetyNo major issues with the Juke’s reliability, while safety is excellent owing to good technology and a commanding driving position