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2015 Nissan Juke Pros vs Cons. Should You Buy?

Why Buy a 2015 Nissan Juke?
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Should You Buy a 2015 Nissan Juke? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

Although the Nissan Juke has only been around for a few years, it has certainly made its presence known. The crossover SUV’s edgy styling and sporty driving dynamics help it to stand apart from the competition. While the 2015 Juke is not a hybrid vehicle, it still delivers reasonably good gas mileage. The top-of-the-line model is also available with a number of high-end features. In regards to power, the Juke’s turbocharged engine provides just the right amount of pep.

What's new for 2015

In an effort to make the Juke more appealing to a wider variety of car shoppers, Nissan decided to slightly revise the exterior styling. The SUV also comes with more standard features. The most noteworthy standard features are the rear-view camera, a push-button ignition system, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Top Ten Reasons to Buy a 2015 Nissan Juke - the Pros

1) Stands out from the crowd

Drivers who want to be different should definitely put the 2015 Juke on their wish list. No vehicle on the road looks like the Juke. The SUV’s eye-catching grille and aggressive stance has been known to attract plenty of attention. If desired, the buyer can also choose from several exotic colors.

2) Good handling

Unlike a truck-based SUV, the Nissan Juke offers great handling. The Juke’s nimble chassis gives the driver an additional degree of confidence on the road. Although the Juke does not perform like a sports car, it still maintains a very poised character on the road. Even the base model is extremely easy to drive.

3) Versatile engine

With a total output of 188 horsepower, the Nissan Juke will satisfy the needs of most drivers. With the use of a turbocharger and direct injection technology, its engine is able deliver an impressive performance without consuming an excessive amount of fuel. Gas mileage is rated at 28 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the open highway.

4) Optional all-wheel drive system

While the Juke comes standard with a front-wheel drive setup, some motorists will need to upgrade to the AWD system. In the event that the SUV’s wheels begin to slip, a torque vectoring feature automatically routes the power to the appropriate wheels. This makes the Juke a capable performer on snow-laden roads.

5) Innovative camera system

Aside from the basic safety equipment, the Juke also offers a special Around View Monitor. With the use of a special camera system, the Around View Monitor is able to detect objects that may sit in the path of the vehicle. This safety enhancement will surely come in handy when maneuvering in tight parking areas.

6) Available high-performance model

Driving enthusiasts who have a need for speed should checkout the available Nismo RS model. Equipped with a high-performance engine and a tuned suspension system, the Nismo RS edition is essentially a sports car in the form of a SUV. This model also comes with a stronger braking system and special seats.

7) Sporty interior

On the inside, the Nissan Juke is clearly designed to appeal to the younger crowd. The SUV’s motorcycle-themed gauge cluster and unique gear shifter gives the interior a very sporty vibe. The sport bucket seats further enhance the Juke’s energetic persona. A hidden storage compartment in the trunk also improves this Nissan’s versatility. If wanted, the interior can be upgraded with a high-powered audio system.

8) Affordable

With a starting price tag of slightly more than $20,000, the Nissan Juke is a viable option for budget-minded car shoppers. Even the muscular Nismo RS model can be purchased for less than $30,000. All versions of the Juke have been tuned to deliver the best possible gas mileage, which is good news for the drivers who are seeking to save money.

9) Great seating position

The Nissan Juke’s seating position gives you a complete view over the road ahead. While the Juke drives like a sedan, it still benefits from having a relatively high seating position. This means that the Juke is a great alternative to a large SUV.

10) Admirable cargo capacity

Although the Juke is not designed to tow heavy loads, the SUV does provide ample cargo room. When the rear seats are pushed down, the Juke offers nearly 36 cubic feet of cargo space. Active travelers can certainly take advantage of the extra room.

Reasons you may not want to buy a 2015 Nissan Juke - The Cons

1) Smaller Backseat

The Juke’s rear seat can easily accommodate small adults and children. However, full-sized adults may not be able to remain comfortable on long trips.

2) Questionable resale value

While the Nissan Juke’s expected resale value is not terrible, it does trail some of the competition. However, this is not a major factor for the Juke owners who plan to keep their their ride for a long time.

3) Taunt suspension

In contrast to some of the other SUVs in its class, the Juke has a taunt suspension system. This means that the passengers may feel slightly more bumps in the road.

How It Stacks Up to the Competition:

2015 Nissan Buying Guide

1)   2015 Nissan Altima
4)   2015 Nissan Pathfinder
2)   2015 Nissan Frontier
5)   2015 Nissan Rogue
3)   2015 Nissan Juke
7)   2015 Nissan Versa
6)   2015 Nissan Sentra

2014 Nissan Buying Guide

2014 Nissan Juke

Compared to the Kia Soul, the 2015 Nissan Juke proves to be much more exciting to drive. While the MINI Cooper Countryman rivals the overall performance of the Juke, the MINI Cooper is more expensive. In terms of overall versatility, the Juke’s optional all-wheel drive system puts it a step above the Hyundai Veloster.


The 2015 Nissan Juke definitely has its own niche on the car market, Drivers who are tired of blending in with the crowd will find the Juke to be a refreshing alternative. Very few stock vehicles can match the Juke’s coolness factor. The Nismo RS edition is clearly a vehicle that is built for the drivers who crave a bit of fun.

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