2016 Nissan Juke

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Nissan Juke. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Eye-catching front-end design
  • Backup camera 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
  • Overly bolstered seats (NISMO RS)

Notable Features of the 2016 Nissan Juke

  • Boldly styled small crossover
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Seats five
  • Manual or CVT automatic
  • Sporty NISMO versions

2016 Nissan Juke Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Juke is Nissan's subcompact crossover, and it was among the earliest of the small SUVs that are rapidly gaining popularity. The four-door, five-seat Juke debuted for the 2011 model year and received a mild refresh to its bold styling last year. The Juke comes with front- or all-wheel drive, and competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.

New for 2016
Siri Eyes Free voice control for the Apple iPhone is standard, and new Black and Yellow Stinger Editions that include unique exterior and interior color trim are available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 188-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • USB connectivity
  • Backup camera
  • LED accent lighting
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 215-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (front-wheel-drive NISMO RS; 211 hp with all-wheel drive)
  • Integrated Control system for air conditioning and drive modes
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Recaro front bucket seats (NISMO RS)
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • Surround-view camera system
Vehicle Overview

The Juke is Nissan's subcompact crossover, and it was among the earliest of the small SUVs that are rapidly gaining popularity. The four-door, five-seat Juke debuted for the 2011 model year and received a mild refresh to its bold styling last year. The Juke comes with front- or all-wheel drive, and competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.

New for 2016
Siri Eyes Free voice control for the Apple iPhone is standard, and new Black and Yellow Stinger Editions that include unique exterior and interior color trim are available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 188-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • USB connectivity
  • Backup camera
  • LED accent lighting
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 215-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (front-wheel-drive NISMO RS; 211 hp with all-wheel drive)
  • Integrated Control system for air conditioning and drive modes
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Recaro front bucket seats (NISMO RS)
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • Surround-view camera system

Latest 2016 Juke Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Quick and fun to drive

by Lori74 from Goose Creek on August 17, 2018

Great gas mileage, fun to drive, its everything I need. I call it a mini SUV . It even has hidden storage under the hatchback. I love it. Read full review

(4.0)

Sporty Wagon

by Cbaughan from Columbus, Ohio on August 16, 2018

Great gas mileage, front seat contour buckets, Rear view camera always visible. This car is mean for a single person or a couple, it has 5 seat belts but reality is at most you can get four. The back ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Nissan Juke currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Nissan Juke has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Nissan
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 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 warranty

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

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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

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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