Nissan Juke Review
Nissan Juke Review 2018
I don’t think even Nissan could have imagined what a game changer the Juke was going to be to the car industry.
It totally kick started the beefy hatchbacks, and create the trend we see today with ‘crossover’ style vehicles. Whether it be that drivers like to be seated high whilst driving, feel more secure for their families in a more bulky body shape, or just the general beefy bold style of the Juke, it is as successful now as it it was when it was first launched.
Nissan now find themselves with more competitors as many of the other known manufacturers have jumped onto the crossover band wagon and now it sees cars such as the Citroen Cactus, the Vauxhall Mokka, and the Fiat 500X all jostling for this now crowded class of car.
Driving the Nissan Juke
There is a pretty wide range of petrol engines to choose from, choosing will be very much to do with what your Juke will be used for, motorways or about town, there are engines which will suit both.
If you are a little afraid of diesel engines because of new legislation , don’t be, with our leasing the leasing term is for 3 years, by the time the diesel is outlawed you can simply change to a petrol. For that reason the 1.5 litre diesel has reasonable mid range power and it is low on emissions, making it a great choice for company car allowance drivers and company cars.
Some consider the ride comfort of the latest Jukes to be a too firm, despite Nissan tweaking the suspension in 2014. However as drivers we do need to think- is it the terrible roads that are the problem, as it would take one hell of a car not to feel hard when hitting some of the pot wholes we have in the UK roads. Things are always going to feel a bit more shakey when you are seated higher and going over any bump.
If you are leasing a Nissan Juke then you are not (or shouldn’t be) thinking that you are going to be speeding everywhere and taking corners as if your life depended on it, its not that type of car. However you will find that when driving around town the Juke will feel quick to respond.
The interior of the Nissan Juke
It has to be said that the Juke is not the most roomy inside, and may be a bit of a challenge to families. There is not a great deal of adjustment in the steering wheel which means you are relying on bringing the seat forward to get a comfortable driving position. Perhaps Nissan did this on purpose to help with the lack of leg space in the back?
The latest Juke design has a fresh feel about it and makes it very appealing, however with that smart outside design, does mean you have to compromise on visibility. However the higher seating position for the driver, does have good visibility at the front.
Infotainment depends on the trim
It depends on which trim you chose as to the level of infotainment you will get in your Juke, with the higher spec having 5.8 inch touchscreens and colour reversing cameras, and the lower specs coming with the bare minimum. Make sure you make it very clear what you expect from your model, before signing any contracts.
The back space of the Juke is a bit disappointing again due to the exterior design. This means that any average height teenagers/adults may feel a little cooped in, along with the privacy windows you could almost feel claustrophobic. Unfortunately the back doors do not open out very widely either, so getting kids in and out let alone a child seat may prove to be a bit of a pain. It is definitely worth going and checking one out before you make a decision if you have a family to consider.
If you have a bad credit score and would like to lease a Nissan Juke get in touch today telling us what you want within the car. Our knowledgeable advisors will be able to tell you which trim you require, and be able to give you a quotation over the phone.