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Used Nissan Juke (2010-2019)

The first-generation Juke is a compact SUV that offers better practicality than a regular supermini

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Used Nissan Juke For Sale

The first-generation Nissan Juke certainly made an impression over the course of its lifespan, which was between 2010 and 2019.

Although the looks may have been divisive for some, they clearly appealed to the majority, because the Juke sold like hotcakes. However, it wasn't just the appearance that made the Juke a success, because it offered a decent driving experience and a ton of desirable equipment as standard.

Brief overview of why you should consider a Nissan Juke:

  • Unique appearance
  • More practical than a supermini
  • Good value on used car market
  • Economical diesel engine
  • Easy to drive

Engines and Driving Experience

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The Juke's driving experience won't offer anything revolutionary, but the steering is light and direct, which are welcome traits when navigating towns. On the move, the Juke firms up nicely without being uncomfortable.

Kicking off the range of engines is a traditional 1.6-litre petrol that produces 110bhp. Up to 48.7mpg is achievable with this engine, although this does drop to about 43mpg if you opt for the all-wheel drive variant. A sportier turbocharged model was later available, producing 187bhp and returning between 37 and 42mpg.

The 1.2-litre is a stronger performer that offers more flexibility, and emits less CO2, because it's turbocharged. Generating slightly more power, 115bhp to be exact, and returning up to 50.4mpg with relative ease, it's a good choice if you have the additional budget.

If you regularly travel on longer distances, then you may want to look at examples with the 1.5-litre diesel engine. What it lacks in speed it makes up for with fuel efficiency, with up to 67.3mpg possible.

Practicality and Running Costs

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As a compact crossover with a sloping roofline, the Juke is best-suited to young families who don't carry adults in the back on a regular basis. The likes of the Ford EcoSport and Citroën C3 AIRCROSS offer more space in the back, but the Juke will comfortably seat children with no issue.

Earlier examples of the Juke had a 251-litre boot capacity, which grew to a more substantial 354 litres when it underwent a facelift in 2014. The split-folding seats can be laid down flat to reveal a 1,189-litre cargo space, which is ideal for tip runs. The Juke has a braked towing capacity of up to 1,250kg, so can haul a trailer or small caravan with no issue.

Annual premiums shouldn't be too dear, with lower-powered petrol models occupying insurance groups between 8 and 12. Expect to pay more for sportier models, such as the Nismo. Servicing and maintenance is comparable to the likes of the Renault Captur, and can be completed via Evans Halshaw Nissan retailers.

Interior, Technology and Safety

Although the Juke's successor has a more up-to-date cabin design, this generation still feels robust and long-lasting. It's easy to get comfortable in the driver's seat, because it's height adjustable, while the steering wheel can be moved up or down to suit.

Entry-level Visia Jukes are well-equipped, coming with air-conditioning, alloy wheels and electric windows all around. Move up to the Acenta model and you'll get climate control, cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity; luxury touches such as a leather steering wheel are also included. Tekna models are worth seeking out, and come with a touchscreen sat-nav, leather seats, automatic lights, as well as keyless entry and start.

The Nissan Juke was available with the following safety features:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Moving object detection
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Traction and stability control
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Is the Nissan Juke right for me?

There's a number of reasons this generation of Juke proved so popular. It's efficient and affordable to run; it suits Britain's roads nicely and is relatively comfortable; and it comes loaded with decent equipment across the range. In short, if you need a compact crossover, then it's worth a look.

This section of the market is well-catered for, so have a good look around. The Vauxhall Mokka X offers even better value for money, while the Peugeot 2008 is a good choice for the style conscious. Elsewhere, there is the equally good Renault Captur and the ever-popular Ford EcoSport.

Why purchase a used Nissan Juke through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.