Nissan Juke review - Reliability and safety
The Juke is very safe, while the old car’s peerless reliability record bodes well
The latest Nissan Juke is a thoroughly modern small SUV that’s offered with an array of active safety and driver assistance systems: all models get an emergency call system, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.
Mid-range Tekna models add traffic jam and lane-keep assist, along with active cruise control, driver alertness monitoring, blind-spot warning and intervention, plus rear cross traffic alert and an extra Isofix point on the front passenger seat.
All this tech helped the Juke achieve an emphatic five-star rating from Euro NCAP, with 94 and 85% ratings for adult and child occupant safety respectively. An 81% rating in the Vulnerable Road Users category is impressive, along with a 73% Safety Assist score.
The latest Juke is too new to have featured in our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey but we’ve little reason to doubt its reliability or ownership experience. The old model managed a decent 48th-place finish in the 2020 Driver Power survey despite being almost a decade old; owners loved its safety features, styling, infotainment and reliability.
All Nissan models are covered by a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty that’s a match for the identical warranties offered by Ford, Skoda and Volkswagen, amongst others. Hyundai’s five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty is still amongst the best, applied in this class to the great Kona SUV. Kia also beats most other manufacturers hands down with its seven-year, 100,000-mile offering on the Stonic.
Service intervals are scheduled at every 12,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Fixed-price servicing deals are available and very easy to understand – for petrol models (the only Juke available currently) a minor service costs £209 and a major service will cost £289.
In this review
- 1Nissan Juke reviewOnce a trend-setter, the Nissan Juke now plays catch-up with a bunch of rivals it helped to inspire
- 2Engines, performance and driveNissan’s engineers have tuned the Juke for UK roads, but the engine and gearbox lag behind the best in this class
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsThe Juke offers decent economy and is relatively cheap to insure, although average CO2 emissions will count against it
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Nissan Juke’s interior is vastly improved, but it doesn’t feel as solidly built as rivals’. At least connectivity is good
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceMuch more practical than before, the new Nissan Juke should offer all the space a small family might need
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe Juke is very safe, while the old car’s peerless reliability record bodes well