Nissan Juke Review, Specs & Performance

Impressive compact SUV with lots of technology - Spacious and comfortable interior

The Nissan Juke is an impressive compact SUV that is packed with technology and an impressive interior. This car is not only a value for money offering, it is also fun to drive.

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Overview of the Nissan Juke


There's just one choice of petrol engine for the Nissan Juke car lease range, and it's a responsive 1.0-litre DIG-T unit developing 117 bhp. The turbocharged engine has been mated with a six-speed manual gearbox for smooth changing, or there's the option of a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Drivers should expect the engine to return around 49 mpg and a mild-hybrid powertrain is on the cards for the Juke. The emissions for the engine are 135g/km which means that for company car drivers, the Benefit-in-Kind banding is in the upper tier. The performance is swift, and the Juke handles well around town.


The contract hire Nissan Juke is a family-friendly and spacious SUV and instantly recognisable from its exterior design. The latest version has been improved to meet growing competition. The styling for the latest model and the handling has been improved. Indeed, it handles like a supermini but then the underpinnings do come from the Renault Clio.

As a crossover SUV to lease, there's a lot to like about the contract hire Nissan Juke with responsive steering and impressive body control - there's little body lean, and the car always feels planted.

This is also a safe car for families, it's been awarded five stars by Euro NCAP for crash testing and the safety equipment includes autonomous emergency braking as standard. There are various optional safety packs that will add items such as a driver fatigue warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot intervention. Another option is the firm's impressive ProPilot which offers a semi-autonomous system that will take care of the braking, acceleration and steering while on a motorway to help reduce driver tiredness.

The newest Juke is slightly larger than the model it replaced which makes the cabin feel more spacious. The boot size is 422 litres though this extends to 1,088 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

One of the big attractions for this stylish crossover is the list of equipment. The standard kit list includes cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio and LED headlights. Other models feature smartphone compatibility, an eight-inch display and a rear-view camera. Drivers may also get a seven-inch instrument binnacle, a leather steering wheel, keyless start, climate control and ambient lighting.

The better spec Juke lease models also feature larger alloy wheels, a Bose stereo system, and a heated windscreen and heated seats. The options list is not very long since the various trims have been created to meet most driver needs but you could opt for folding door mirrors, automatic wipers and climate control.

Essentially, the contract hire Nissan Juke is a car that's nice to drive, has more space than previously and is packed with equipment. The standout styling and interior quality help set it apart from its rivals and drivers will have a practical and versatile car to impress.

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Nissan Juke in a nutshell


Why not have a look at the Juke on the official Nissan company website? Or why not look at some of these similar car lease deals from First Vehicle Leasing: the Skoda Kamiq or the Volkswagen T-Cross.