2017 Nissan Juke

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Nissan Juke. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Eye-catching design
  • Backup camera standard
  • Turbo power
  • Handling with AWD
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Strong brakes

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2017 Nissan Juke

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

2017 Nissan Juke Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Juke is Nissan's subcompact SUV, and it was among the earliest of the small SUVs that are rapidly gaining popularity. The four-door, five-seat Juke comes with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of turbocharged engines. Competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.

New for 2017

The Cold Weather Package's heated cloth front seats and heated side mirrors are now included on the SV trim level.

Significant Standard Features

  • 188-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 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-drive NISMO RS; 211 hp with all-wheel drive)
  • Six-speed manual transmission (front-drive NISMO, NISMO RS)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Recaro front bucket seats (NISMO RS)
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • 360-degree camera system
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Juke is Nissan's subcompact SUV, and it was among the earliest of the small SUVs that are rapidly gaining popularity. The four-door, five-seat Juke comes with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of turbocharged engines. Competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.

New for 2017

The Cold Weather Package's heated cloth front seats and heated side mirrors are now included on the SV trim level.

Significant Standard Features

  • 188-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 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-drive NISMO RS; 211 hp with all-wheel drive)
  • Six-speed manual transmission (front-drive NISMO, NISMO RS)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Recaro front bucket seats (NISMO RS)
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • 360-degree camera system

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My second Juke traded a 2012 on a 2017

by Melish from Warrington Pa. on July 15, 2018

There are subtle differences between the years. Both are S models. I don't like the fact that the dash display on the 2017 cannot display miles to fill up and odometer reading on the same screen. One ... Read full review

(5.0)

I've only owned it for a month and I love it!

by Viki Viking from Iowa City, Iowa on June 6, 2018

It has everything I wanted and the perfect size for me. The turbo while driving in sport mode is impressive, wow. The ride is a little stiff but I expected that because it is sporty. The cabin is cozy ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Nissan Juke currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Nissan Juke S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
poor
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
marginal
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 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.*
* 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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