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2015 Nissan Juke

$12,316 — $20,104 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
27-30 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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)
2015 Nissan Juke exterior side view

What to Know

about 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

For our Subcompact SUV Challenge, we brought 7 vehicles to the mountains of Colorado for a week of intensive testing. Each SUV had to endure a fuel-economy drive and head-to-head comparisons of ride quality, handling, comfort and acceleration.

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.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
29 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Fun to drive!

by JDCATC from Haymarket VA on November 7, 2018

Makes road trips fun again. Great sound system, great MPG, easy to park and fits in tight city spaces. Lots of features for an economical car including sat. radio, cameras, nav, bluetooth and more. Read full review

(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

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Nissan Juke currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Nissan Juke has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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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