The NIssan Juke is one of the most modern small SUV designs, with a bold face backed up by a sporty side profile that blends into a more traditional Nissan family look in the rear.
Too often with small SUVs, the value equation simply doesn’t stack up when you compare them to the light cars on which they’re based. Unless you really want a higher hip point, they’re not worth the extra few thousand dollars. It’s different for the Nissan Juke.
Since Nissan did a mass cull of its mainstream passenger cars in 2017, the Juke has served as the price leader for the brand. The Juke range starts at $27,990 before on-road costs.
The Juke now uses the new CMF-B platform, first introduced in the upcoming Renault Clio (not coming here) and redesigned Captur (also available to see and drive at the Experience Centre).
The Juke range opens with the base ST at $27,990 before on-road costs, rises through mid-range ST+ and ST-L variants, and tops out with the Ti featured here, priced at $36,490 before on-road costs.
Nissan is currently offering the Juke Ti at $39,490 drive-away.
In addition to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Nissan offers a capped-price servicing program.
The Juke requires servicing every 12 months or 20,000km, with the first five services costing $310, $450, $520, $469 and $335 or $1189 in total.
If you don't mind its transmission, the Juke is hard to fault. It’s brimming with character and it’s more fun-to-drive than most of its rivals, while its attractive if quirky styling belies its quite spacious and comfortable interior.
For more information and a detailed review, check out the Nissan Juke showroom.