Used Nissan Juke (Mk1, 2010-2019) review - How much will it cost?
You’ll pay more for a Juke than an equivalent supermini, but efficient engines and affordable servicing means it’s cost effective to run
The Juke was a relatively expensive choice when new and strong residuals mean you’ll still pay a small premium for a used example. But with its supermini underpinnings the Nissan won’t cost a fortune to run, especially the post 2014 facelift cars with their efficient down-sized turbo engines.
Compact crossovers are currently some of the most sought after machines, both new and used. So it’s no surprise to discover the Juke has strong residuals, meaning you’ll need to dig a little bit deeper in your pockets to secure one over an equivalent supermini.
That said, earlier models are more affordable, particularly the less sought-after 1.6-litre petrol models. At the other end of the scale, the Nismo versions have a cult following so demand is high.
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Fuel economy and CO2 emissions
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.
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Although there’s no ‘green’ model in the Juke range as such, all post-2014 facelift 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 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.
None of this trio 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.
Diesel Jukes and those with a normally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine need to be serviced every 12 months or 18,000 miles; those with DIG-T power every 12 months or 12,500 miles. Services alternate between minor and major at £189 and £259 respectively for petrol-engined models; for diesels these cost £209 and £319.
While the petrol engine is chain-driven, the diesel has a cambelt that needs to be replaced every five years or 90,000 miles, so the fifth service for a diesel costs £530, which includes a replacement belt. Fresh coolant is required every three years (at £65), plus the brake fluid needs to be replaced every two years, at £30.
Nissan’s warranty is the same for all cars and covers three years or 60,000 miles – whichever comes first. However, even the newest versions of the Juke will be nearing the end of their cover, so it might be worth investigating aftermarket care.
Most Nissan Juke models sit in insurance groups 11 to 13, although the big leap in power from the 1.2-litre DIG-T to the 1.6-litre turbo engines is reflected in their higher insurance groups.
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.
In this review
- 1Used Nissan Juke (Mk1, 2010-2019) reviewOne of the first supermini SUVs, the Nissan Juke is stylish and good to drive but lacks the space and versatility of newer rivals
- 2How much will it cost? - currently readingYou’ll pay more for a Juke than an equivalent supermini, but efficient engines and affordable servicing means it’s cost effective to run
- 3How practical is it?With an emphasis on style, the Juke isn’t as spacious and versatile as some of its newer compact crossover rivals
- 4What’s it like to drive?There’s neat handling and a wide range of engines, plus the option of scorching hot Nismo versions
- 5What should you look out for?Overall the Nissan is a robust and reliable choice, with very few potential pitfalls to catch out unwardy buyers
- 6What do owners think?Solid build quality and the use of tried-and-tested mechanicals means the Juke is a hassle-free choice