2024 Nissan Juke Review

By Alexi Falson on 19 Mar 2024
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OnlineAuto Rating
out of 10
  • Practical interior layout
  • Excellent fuel economy figures
  • Long service intervals
  • Generous safety equipment list for base model
  • Polarising styling package
  • Ageing interior design
  • Sluggish dual-clutch transmission at low speeds
Nissan Juke ST+ Specs
    • 46L
    • 136
    • 5250 / 2400
    • 5 star
    • Automatic
The Nissan Juke is one of the funkiest compact SUVs on sale in Australia.

Competing in one of the most crowded segments of the market, the Nissan Juke stands out with its charismatic styling and solid value proposition for buyers tossing up their best options in the small SUV space.

Just how much substance is lurking beneath the Juke’s styling package? Let’s take a closer look at the lineup to find out.

    Nissan Juke Competition

    Nissan Juke

    Mazda CX-30
    Renault Captur
    Hyundai Kona
    Kia Seltos
    Toyota C-HR
    GWM Haval Jolion
    Chery Omoda 5
    Volkswagen T-Cross

    How Much Does It Cost?

    The 2024 Nissan Juke range is priced from $28,390 for the entry-level Juke ST, with prices rising to $31,140 for the Juke ST+ and up to $34,440 for the Juke ST-L.

    From here, the range moves to the Juke ST-L+ which is priced at $35,540, with the range-topping Juke Ti priced at $36,890.

    Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change and do not include on-road costs. 

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    Nissan Juke (ST+) Specifications

    Model Date 2024
    Make NISSAN
    Model JUKE
    Series F16 MY23.5
    Variant ST+
    Transmission 7 SP AUTO DUAL CLUTC
    Drive FWD
    Engine TGDi
    Engine capacity 999
    Engine configuration DUAL OVERHEAD CAM / 12 valves
    Engine RPM 5250 / 2400
    Cylinders T3
    Torque 180
    KW 84
    Fuel tank size 46.0
    Fuel usage specs 5.8 / 0
    CO2 136
    ANCAP security rating 5

    What Features & Specs Does the Nissan Juke Have?

    Nissan’s entry-level Juke ST picks up a set of 17-inch alloys as well as LED head & tail lights, LED daytime running lamps, cruise control, fabric upholstery, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster and a rear-view camera with rear parking sensors.

    Stepping up to the Juke ST+ adds dual-zone climate control, a set of LED fog lights, front parking sensors, heated front seats as well as sat-nav and DAB+ for the infotainment system.

    The Juke ST-L receives 19-inch alloys with rear disc brakes, a shark fin antenna, adaptive cruise control, ambient lighting, surround-view monitor, leather upholstery, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

    Opting for the Juke ST-L+ adds a mix of white leather and black cloth upholstery and an upgraded ten-speaker Bose sound system.

    Finally, the range-topping Juke Ti picks up bespoke 19-inch alloys, quilted leather upholstery with an Alcantara dashboard, tyre pressure monitoring, rear privacy glass and illuminated door sills.

    Connectivity & Infotainment Features

    All members of the Nissan Juke range receive an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

    The entry-level Juke receives a four-speaker sound system, with the ST-L picking up a six-speaker sound system and the ST-L+ receiving a ten-speaker Bose sound system.

    The Juke’s satellite navigation system also features live traffic monitoring.

    Does the Nissan Juke Have Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?

    Nissan’s infotainment system requires a wired USB connection to your Apple or Android smartphone to access your favourite apps on the go via Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

    Is the Nissan Juke Comfortable to Drive?

    Built primarily with city drivers in mind, the Juke is a confident little SUV package that feels at home in the urban jungle.

    Power for the entire Juke range comes supplied by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that pushes out 84kW of power and 180Nm of torque to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    While it doesn’t have a heap of power, the Juke feels peppy when the turbocharger kicks in to push you up to speed.

    Nissan’s dual-clutch transmission offers snappy shifts when you’re up to speed, though can prove a bit slow to respond at lower speeds, pushing off the line and while switching between drive and reverse while parking.

    On the move, the Juke’s platform is nice and nimble while tackling errands around town, with its small footprint happy to dart through traffic and squeeze into car parks.

    On that note, the Juke’s steering is perfectly weighted, remaining light while making low-speed turns and offering some meatier feedback as you pick up the pace that makes it feel confident on the road.

    The suspension package is more suited to smooth city streets, particularly on more premium variants that pick up 19-inch alloys which make the Juke feel quite firm on any moderate bumps at high speeds.

    Having said that, the Juke is impressive while chewing up hundreds of kilometres at highway speeds, making for a nice and versatile small SUV package overall.

    Is it Fuel Efficient?

    Nissan’s tiny little 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine sitting underneath the bonnet means the Juke offers some seriously fuel-efficient driving figures.

    On a combined cycle, the Juke is rated at 5.8L/100km, making it extremely fuel-efficient for a small SUV without any hybrid assistance.

    • Nissan Juke Combined Cycle Fuel Economy: 5.8L/100km

    • Nissan Juke City Fuel Economy: 6.8L/100km

    • Nissan Juke Highway Fuel Economy: 5.2L/100km

    Is it Practical and Spacious?

    Don’t be fooled by the Nissan Juke’s pint-sized footprint - step inside and there’s far more interior space and practical touches than you might expect.

    Up front, the driver and front passenger pick up a decent amount of headroom thanks to the bubbly roofline design, with Nissan opting for a particularly user-friendly setup that is easy to get acquainted with.

    The Juke’s centre console offers a storage tray behind the gear lever, a pair of cupholders, added storage inside the central armrest, bottle holders on either side of the cabin and a glovebox in front of the passenger.

    One drawback of the cabin overall is that it’s showing some significant signs of its age, though a replacement planned for later in 2024 looks to sharpen up these ageing elements.

    Move to the rear of the cabin and you’ll find leg and headroom are respectable, even for adults, meaning parents won’t hear any complaints from kids sitting in the rear.

    The Juke picks up a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts with decent access into the second row from the wide-aperture doors, making it a surprisingly strong candidate for young families looking at their best small SUV options.

    How Big is the Nissan Juke’s Boot?

    The Nissan Juke stands strong in the small SUV segment with its generous boot that measures in at 422L. 

    Fold down the rear seats and you’ll gain access to 1305L of cargo space for sports equipment and bulky items. 

    Is it Safe?

    Safety equipment is another particularly strong selling point of the Juke, with the base model picking up a long list of active safety tech.

    As standard, the Juke ST receives autonomous emergency braking with cyclist & pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-departure alerts, lane-keep assist, traffic sign detection and a rear-view camera with rear parking sensors.

    Does the Nissan Juke Have an ANCAP Safety Rating?

    The Nissan Juke has been awarded full marks from ANCAP, scoring a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing in 2019 after scoring:

    • Adult Occupant Protection: 94%

    • Child Occupant Protection:  87%

    • Vulnerable Road User Protection: 81%

    • Safety Assist: 71%

    What Warranty Does the Nissan Juke Come With?

    Nissan offers the Juke range with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre factory warranty, with five years of roadside assist.

    Service intervals are set at a very lengthy 12 months or 20,000km, whichever elapses first, with Nissan offering prepaid servicing packages for between three- and five-years.

    Our Verdict: Is the Nissan Juke Worth it?

    While it’s difficult to stand out from a segment as crowded as the small SUV pack, the Nissan Juke is a strong performer thanks to its charming nature and particularly spacious interior layout.

    Around town, the Juke is user-friendly while remaining confident on the highway and offering some genuinely family-friendly touches for a segment typically cramped when it comes to the second row.

    As a result, we’d encourage you to add the Nissan Juke to your shortlist and contact one of our car-buying experts who can help find you the best possible price if you’re planning on an upgrade.

    Five Nissan Juke Specs You Need to Know

    1. Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty

    2. 5.8L/100km fuel economy figures

    3. 422 - 1305L boot space

    4. 12-month/20,000km service intervals

    5. Five-star ANCAP safety rating


    Alexi Falson

    Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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