Our 2022 Nissan Juke Hatchback Review

By Libby Foster
Our 2022 Nissan Juke Hatchback Review
The first Nissan Juke paved the way by making an SUV's high-riding design accessible to buyers with little funds. The second-generation automobile adopts the same strategy but includes some fresh features to improve its all-around performance. Nissan has given the model slightly more mature styling than the first-generation (2010-2019) Juke, even if it still depends on its striking and instantly recognisable looks.

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The original design elements, such as the backwards headlights and concealed rear door handles, have been skilfully incorporated into a more unified-appearing form. You could almost call it attractive, but we'll let you decide on that. So, let’s take a closer look at the Nissan Juke. 

Nissan Juke Performance

The 112bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine (badged DIG-T 114) is the base engine for the Nissan Juke and is sufficient as long as you keep the revs above 2000rpm. Nissan claims that the Juke can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.7 seconds, but you'll need to put a lot of effort into it to even get close. Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Kamiq rivals have stronger, but not significantly so, equivalent engines. The Ford Puma's mild-hybrid engines, particularly the 1.0 Ecoboost Hybrid (mHEV) 155, are a different story and seem fairly powerful in contrast.

The 1.6-litre hybrid engine with 141 bhp is your alternative. With a 0-62 mph time of 10.1 seconds, the Juke Hybrid is faster than the Toyota Yaris Cross. It accelerates using only the electric motor and can reach motorway speeds quickly. However, it performs best once the speed reaches about 15 mph and the engine and electric motor are operating together.

Nissan Juke Interior

If you've ever driven a 2010–2019 Nissan Juke, you may have been annoyed that the steering wheel could only be adjusted for height (not reach). You'll be relieved to learn that the steering wheel on the Juke now slides in and out as well. This, combined with the well-placed pedals, makes it simple to get comfortable behind the wheel. On longer trips, though, you might not stay in that position because there is no adjustable lumbar support to prevent you from slouching.

If you enjoy a high driving position and are considering a small SUV, it's important to know that the Juke has a somewhat higher seating position than some of its competitors, such as the Skoda Kamiq.

The entry-level Visia trim of the Juke comes with a basic infotainment system that looks like a throwback to the early 2000s. Although it has a small monochrome screen, it does include Bluetooth, a DAB radio, and a USB port. However, it is still best avoided.

Instead, we'd recommend at least Acenta trim, which includes a much more modern 8.0in colour touchscreen. You also get more features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring (so you can use phone apps on the screen). Built-in sat-nav with live traffic information is standard on N-Connecta trim levels and higher.

Nissan Juke Space

Tall people and drivers will find plenty of space in the front of the Nissan Juke, with plenty of headroom and seats that slide back a long way. If you require more space, the Mini Countryman is the best option. There isn't much storage space, but there is a small cubby beneath the central armrest, two cup holders just in front of that, and a decent-sized glovebox. The back seat of the Juke has plenty of legroom, and even six-footers won't have their knees digging into the seat in front. However, headroom is only adequate, and if you're tall in the body, you may have to duck.

The load bay of the Juke is a usefully square shape, and all models come standard with a height-adjustable boot floor. When set to its highest position, there is almost no lip to get past at the boot entrance and no step on the floor of the extended load area when the rear seats are folded down.


The Nissan Juke excels in some key areas, such as interior quality, safety, and equipment levels, but there are more well-rounded options in the small SUV segment. We have a variety of Nissan Juke car leasing deals at MWVC to meet every driver's needs when it comes to choosing the right car for them or their business. So, whether you want to lease a commercial vehicle or a personal deal, our expert sales team can help you find the best deal. Still unsure whether a car leasing deal is right for you? Call us at 0116 490 4113 and one of our representatives will be happy to help you.

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*All pricing is correct at the time of publishing