Nissan Juke is a subcompact crossover produced by Nissan (Japan) was firstly introduced as a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show 2009, it served as the Nissan Qazana. In middle of 2010, Nissan finally announced Juke to the crossover market.
Nissan Juke Price and Specification Reviews
Nissan Juke has a unique exterior design – it was designed in London by Nissan Design Europe and then refined in Japan by Nissan’s Design Center. Its also rebadged as Infiniti ESQ in China market.
The Nissan Juke itself was assembled in Japan, United Kingdom, and Indonesia. As subcompact sport utility vehicle it has 5-door hatchback body style and build upon the Nissan B platform.
At the time of first entry into the subcompact SUV’s market, the car have mainly positive reviews because its unique and unconventional design. It was well known as one of the best small sports car in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, and United States.
Nissan Juke’s biggest competitor is the Suzuki SX-4 and Toyota Rush – as in Indonesian best small sports car marketplace. A few years later, Ford entered the crossover segment and takes part through the Ford Ecosport, then followed by one of the Honda’s flagship – Honda HR-V in 2015.
Nissan Juke Exterior Reviews
Talking about the design of the exterior, this car looks unique. But the uniqueness of this car even leads to weirdy design because the front model resembles a coupe car. The position of the main lights and other lights is separated, that is causing the difficulty to repair if the lights are broken.
On the rear, the design is quite attractive and proportional which match to its front design. The model of Nissan Juke stoplamp seems was inspired by Nissan 370Z design.
After four years of sales in Indonesian market, Nissan do the facelift on Indonesian Nissan Juke in February 2015 to give the fresher looks of its exterior. There is not much revision and redesign on the Nissan Juke facelift version, only as a minor update includes a model of the bumpers, grill and stoplamp. Nissan also announce new trim Juke trim called Juke Revolt in Indonesia, it has the addition of new aerokit and sporty spoilers.
Nissan Juke Interior Reviews
As one of the well known best small sports car in some countries, Nissan Juke offers many features inside the cabin. Comfort seating position can be felt perfectly because the upholstery settings offered a great fit with the average body size of Asian. Headroom and legroom are impressed as appropriate its segment as a crossover, not like a hatchback in generals.
On the dashboard there are 2 DIN audio system that is controlled through a touch screen display and its flanked by the air conditioning lattices. Audio system can be connected via USB, iPod and AUX. Completeness is supported by the existence of the audio button mounted on the steering wheel so that the driver can arrange music tracks according to their personal tastes without disturbing the concentration while driving.
In addition to the audio controls, this touch screen will automatically display the image of the area behind the car when the car parked or retreating.
But many people also regard negative to the tight interior dimensions, especially people with bigger body postures.
Nissan Juke Engine Performance Review
Nissan Juke that is present with both petrol and diesel engines. So, engines specification may differ on each countries. Here, we will review the Nissan Juke with 1.5 liters petrol engine type HR15DE.
It is able to pump power up to 114 HP at 6,000 RPM and peak torque of 148 Nm at 4,400 RPM. The machine has been powered by dual injectors combined with XTronic CVT transmission. Dual injectors used has better performance in processing the fuel when compared to ordinary injectors.
Furthermore, the engine performance is pretty decent for medium range SUV. So it does perform well during traffic jam or condition of stop-and-go in the city. Unfortunately, the power that is produced by this engine is noticeably under average if we compare it to other subcompact SUV. The workaround is enabling the sport mode.
Nissan Juke has a CVT transmission – its not available manual transmission mode (as known as triptonic transmission).
Nissan Juke Impression and Handling Reviews
Nissan Juke has adapted Nissan X-Trail driver seat model, so if you drive Juke, you will feels same experiences as you drive Nissan X-Trail.
The front view is a bit limited due to high bonnet, this will be annoyed for people whom having a short body especially when you drive through rugged terrains, doing maneuver or overtaking other car on street. Other SUV variants such as Honda CRV or Pajero Sport which having bigger dimensions is more easier to control if we compare it to Nissan Juke.
On the handling side, Nissan Juke feels so stable because the standard tire size are small. Certainly, the small tires profile has the negative feedback such as unstable suspensions, especially when its driven in less flattened or rugged terrains.
Specifications Of Nissan Juke
Engine, HR15DE 1.5 litre 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC.
Power, 114 HP @ 6.000 RPM.
Torque, 148 Nm @ 4.400 RPM.
Fuel consumption, 9-11 km/L (in the city) and 12-15 km/L (out of town).
Transmission, CVT Automatic.
Security features, Crumple Zone / dual airbags / ABS + EBD + BA / Side Door Impact Beam
Suspension, Front McPherson strut and rear torsion beam.
Competitors, Suzuki SX-4 / Toyota Rush / Ford Ecosport / Honda HR-V / Mazda CX-5.
Year of sales, 2011 until now.
Nissan Juke Used / Secondhand Price Reviews
2011, 15.000 USD
2012, 16.000 – 16.500 USD
2013, 19.500 – 20.500 USD
2014, 21.000 – 22.500 USD
2016, 24.500 – 27.000 USD
* Estimated used / secondhand Nissan Juke’s prices. Prices may varies on each countries.
Nissan Juke Pros
- Comfortable sitting position.
- Spacious legroom / headroom.
- Relatively stable.
- Rich of features.
- The rear design is beautiful.
- Used / secondhand price is stable.
Nissan Juke Cons
- Under-powered engine
- Many blind-spots
- Bonnet is too high
- A bit unusual front design
- The narrow rear cabin space.
So, that’s a full review of the specification as well as the pros and cons of the Nissan Juke. Nissan Juke as one of the best small sports car offering new concept of sporty SUV’s designs. The price is a acceptable and its resale price is high if we compare it to other subcompact SUV.