2015 Nissan Juke Facelift – Quick Review [Video]

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The Nissan Juke is what I like to call a Marmite car. You’ll either love or hate it’s styling, and fair enough, in this garish yellow it does look like the offspring of a frog and an MTN billboard.

But what you will like is the build quality. In a segment where I have personally experienced some iffy interior finish, the Juke feels like it has been built to last, and I really appreciate that.

There are some aesthetic changes, which we’ve highlighted in the video, but the big news here is a new engine. It’s a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and it is shared with the Renault range, where you’ll find it in the Megane GT and curiously, the Captur, which is one of the Juke’s competitors.

In this video we take a look at the Juke’s interior, the features you’ll now receive as standard, and we dig into the boot space which is often perceived as the Juke’s Achilles’ Heel.

Below we’ve compared the Juke 1.2T Acenta+ to its nearest rivals from the Ford EcoSport range and the Renault Captur. We’ve also thrown in the Nissan Qashqai, the most affordable model of which is priced at just R5000 more than the Juke tested here.

Nissan Juke 1.2T Acenta+ Ford EcoSport 1.0T Titanium
Price R282 100 R270 900
Engine 1.2 turbo petrol 1.0 turbo petrol
Power 85 kW 92 kW
Torque 190 Nm 170 Nm
0 – 100km/h 10.8 seconds 12.7 seconds
Fuel economy 5.6L/100km 5.7L/100km
Airbags 6 6
Boot space 354 litres 362 litres
 
Nissan Juke 1.2T Acenta+ Renault Captur
Price R282 100 R279 900
Engine 1.2 turbo petrol 1.2 turbo petrol
Power 85 kW 88 kW
Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm
0 – 100km/h 10.8 seconds 10.9 seconds
Fuel economy 5.6L/100km 5.4L/100km
Airbags 6 4
Boot space 354 litres 377 litres
 
Nissan Juke 1.2T Acenta+ Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Visia
Price R282 100 R287 500
Engine 1.2 turbo petrol 1.2 turbo petrol
Power 85 kW 85 kW
Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm
0 – 100km/h 10.8 seconds 10.9 seconds
Fuel economy 5.6L/100km 6.2L/100km
Airbags 6 6
Boot space 354 litres 430 litres

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