2015 Nissan Juke

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Nissan Juke. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Improved front-end design
  • Backup camera now standard
  • Turbo power
  • Handling with AWD
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Strong brakes

The Bad

  • Sloppy manual transmission
  • Firm ride
  • Small backseat, cargo area
  • Unresponsive CVT automatic
  • Crash-test ratings
  • Overly bolstered seats (NISMO RS)

Notable Features of the 2015 Nissan Juke

  • Mildly updated for 2015
  • New Color Studio customization program
  • Seats five
  • Manual or CVT automatic
  • Available high-performance AWD
  • Sporty NISMO versions

2015 Nissan Juke Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Nissan's subcompact crossover gets a mild refresh for the 2015 model year. The Juke has new front and rear styling, more features and there's a new Color Studio program that lets buyers customize select elements of their vehicle.

ExteriorThe midcycle styling changes don't dramatically alter the Juke's distinctive appearance; it's still one of the most radical-looking vehicles on the road today. Changes include new headlights with LED accents, a thinner grille with a bolder V-shaped element and new styling for the lower intake. The side mirrors now incorporate LED turn-signal indicators and the taillights also have LED elements. The rear bumper styling is new, too.

Standard features include 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and body-colored side mirrors. Fog lights, a power moonroof and heated side mirrors are optional.

Performance-oriented NISMO and NISMO RS models are distinguished by unique front and rear styling, body-color wheel flares, red side mirrors and a rear spoiler. They also get 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with summer tires.

The Color Studio program lets owners choose accent colors for the side mirror caps, headlights, side sills, rear spoiler, door handles, front and rear bumpers, and wheels. There are eight color choices, and the pieces are sold individually at Nissan dealerships and can be financed along with the vehicle.


InteriorThe five-seat cabin again features front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding backseat. Fabric ...

Vehicle Overview

Nissan's subcompact crossover gets a mild refresh for the 2015 model year. The Juke has new front and rear styling, more features and there's a new Color Studio program that lets buyers customize select elements of their vehicle.

ExteriorThe midcycle styling changes don't dramatically alter the Juke's distinctive appearance; it's still one of the most radical-looking vehicles on the road today. Changes include new headlights with LED accents, a thinner grille with a bolder V-shaped element and new styling for the lower intake. The side mirrors now incorporate LED turn-signal indicators and the taillights also have LED elements. The rear bumper styling is new, too.

Standard features include 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and body-colored side mirrors. Fog lights, a power moonroof and heated side mirrors are optional.

Performance-oriented NISMO and NISMO RS models are distinguished by unique front and rear styling, body-color wheel flares, red side mirrors and a rear spoiler. They also get 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with summer tires.

The Color Studio program lets owners choose accent colors for the side mirror caps, headlights, side sills, rear spoiler, door handles, front and rear bumpers, and wheels. There are eight color choices, and the pieces are sold individually at Nissan dealerships and can be financed along with the vehicle.


InteriorThe five-seat cabin again features front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding backseat. Fabric upholstery is standard while leather is optional.

New standard features for 2015 include a backup camera, keyless access with push-button start, a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. Additional standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, steering-wheel audio controls and a CD stereo.

NissanConnect with Moble Apps is available. The system includes a 5-inch dashboard screen and incorporates Bluetooth streaming audio and text messaging functionality. Other options include heated front seats, satellite radio, a navigation system with a 5.8-inch touch-screen, automatic air conditioning and a Rockford Fosgate stereo. Color Studio accessories are offered for the cabin vents and other trim pieces.

NISMO models have red accents, a leather-and-Alcantara steering wheel and front sport seats. The NISMO RS is fitted with Recaro-brand sport seats.


Under the HoodAll trim levels of the Juke are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Most models are rated at 188 horsepower, but the engine makes 215 hp in the front-wheel-drive NISMO RS, which has a six-speed manual transmission. The all-wheel-drive NISMO RS makes 211 hp and has a continuously variable automatic transmission; Jukes with the 188-hp engine have a CVT, too.

Front-wheel drive is standard. The optional torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system can direct torque between the rear wheels for better handling.

The NISMO RS features unique suspension and steering tuning and different brakes, and front-wheel-drive versions have a limited-slip differential.


Safety FeaturesThe Juke has six airbags and, as required by law, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. A surround-view camera system with moving-object detection is optional.


2015 Juke Video

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Reliable Car it's meeting all of my needs

by Carolyn Nesby from Austin Texas on September 18, 2018

This car meet all of my needs and my family needs. We are very satisfied customer, this company is honest and i must say that the used car salesman TaMarcus at Town North Nissan was a professional, ... Read full review

(4.0)

Good value with some modern features

by NissanJuke from RONKS, PA on September 11, 2018

Size was not full suv, going from sedan to the Juke I thought I could fit more in the back but it's sufficient. Very fast pick up speed and great turning radius makes the car fun to drive, handles ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Nissan Juke currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Nissan Juke has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Juke received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

D

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

D
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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