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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.

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All this tech helped the Juke achieve an emphatic five-star rating from Euro NCAP, with 94 and 85 per cent ratings for adult and child occupant safety respectively. An 81 per cent rating in the Vulnerable Road Users category is impressive, while a 73 per cent Safety Assist rating helps bump up the overall 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 27th-place finish in the 2019 Driver Power survey despite being almost a decade old; owners loved its safety features, styling, infotainment and reliability. Just 2.9 per cent of owners reported experiencing a fault – the lowest proportion of any car in the 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.


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