Nissan Juke review - Reliability and safety
The Juke is very safe, while Driver Power feedback on the latest model appears positive
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 previous Juke model, despite being almost a decade old, managed a 48th-place finish in our 2020 Driver Power survey, with owners liking its safety features, styling, infotainment and reliability.
The latest Juke has clearly struck a positive note with buyers, as it's moved up to 26th place out of 75 cars in our 2021 Driver Power poll, although Nissan itself will be disappointed with a below-par 18th position (out of 29 brands) in the Best car manufacturers survey.
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.