2012 Nissan Juke Customer Reviews

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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Power, Ride and Handling
What they didn't
Interior Space, Fuel Economy, Cargo Space

2012 Juke SL

Absolutely LOVE my Juke and a lot of power. If someone told me I had to pick one thing I don't like about the car it would be that I don't have a center console for my arm to rest on but other than that I love it. First time using Carmax and it was a GREAT experience. I can't imagine going back to a dealing and getting all the back and forth when I can go to Carmax, test drive the car I want, and there's no haggle or back and forth. Very cut and dry!

Would recommend to a friend

Juke is nice

I upgraded from a 2005 Chevy Aveo, so this is probably not a fair review as there is practically no comparison between the two. I've never had such a sporty car. Never had a sunroof. Never had power locks or power windows. It does turn heads occasionally. I'm quite happy with it after 6 weeks of commuting and local travel. I've hauled quite a bit in back with the rear seats down. It's not a minivan. It's not supposed to be. But I stuffed it and was quite happy. The one thing I'm not happy with is the arm rest, or lack thereof. And the door is high on the side. I like riding with my arm up on the door, and it's a bit high to do that for me, and I'm 6'1" tall. The back seat leg room is kind of cramped for an average sized adult. I do like that you can run the AC without killing performance, which was impossible in the Aveo. I think the buttons on the radio/nav system are small. But I don't use them that often, so they're fine. I have a time turning around and looking out the back when backing up. Mostly, I use the mirrors, and they are great. But occasionally, at a store parking lot, it's nice to see for yourself instead of looking in the mirrors. All the pillars and door frame make it difficult sometimes. But since most of my driving is forward, I can't complain much about reverse. All in all, I'm quite happy and would recommend it to anybody. It's fast if you push it, but it will go slow if you tell it to. I can't wait to get it out on the road for a trip this fall!

Would recommend to a friend

Love it

I love my very small SUV. Perfect for me since most of the time I'm alone. I bought it used but it came with sunroof, GPS and a very good speaker system which I like. Backseat and trunk are both very small and would have liked an armrest but otherwise perfect for me

Would recommend to a friend

2012 Juke

I bought my Juke about 6 weeks ago. I loved it at first site, and still love it. It has the turbo boost, so I have no trouble at all merging into traffic. The seats are very comfortable and have many adjustments for any driver. I get about 30 - 32 miles per gallon in normal drive ( I could change it to sport drive at any time, but I'm happy to leave it in normal ) My only complaint is the cup holders are small, and cannot accommodate a cup with a handle. ( I am a coffee drinker ) Also, most of the time I am by myself, so there is plenty of room. But it may be a little cramped for multiple people since the back seats are a little close. The hatchback works well with groceries, and the cover lifts up when I need quite a bit of space for them.

Would recommend to a friend

Great micro-crossover

When I buy a car, I look at what my needs/wants are and then look at cars. I don't compare vehicles like the Juke to Nissan Armada. That being said, this little car is everything it should be. The turbo packs a very zippy punch and will get you working the passing lane very nicely. I have two medium size dogs and with the back seats down, they have plenty of room to stand and move around (three dogs can too but no more). It is a very comfortable ride with multiple seat adjustments. I do not have the Nav system but other models do and I recommend spending the money. Heck, they should come stock in this day and age. From short commutes to long road trips, this car excites and is great on MPG's I am always above 25 mpg and get into the low 30s on the highway. No need for the ECO drive, doesn't add but a few cents of value per tank.

Would recommend to a friend

Sporty small car

This car has a turbo boost which helps when you need to gain speed fast in a small car with a small engine. It has a very unique sporty look and very easy to park in a tight spot. It is an SUV which makes it convenient to enter and exit the vehicle.. I get about 31 mpg with normal mode. I can switch to economy or sport.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Styling

Unique

Seat Comfort

Very comfortable

Fuel Economy

Better than most small SUV's

Cons

Interior Space

Small

Reliability

Timing chain recall on my particular model

Visibility

Visibility is great with the exception of the rear

My Juke is amazing

I wanted an SUV with the amazing gas mileage of a car and the Juke is the best of both worlds. Not to mention it looks awesome (inside and out). It is a COMPACT SUV but it's still so very spacious! Plenty of room if you have kids and car seats. I absolutely love my Juke! If you're on the fence about it, it's totally worth it!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

I get around 27 mpg on average and it's amazing! It's so much better than the car I had before. I wanted an SUV but gas mileage was more important to me and this was a perfect fit.

Interior Space

I was worried at first that the back seat would be too small but it's so much more spacious than I thought. It has plenty of space for leg room and also car seats (which I was worried about at first). Plenty of extra space but close enough that you can reach the coarsest if needed.

Ride and Handling

It handles beautifully. I feel very safe in my Juke.

Cons

Cost to Maintain

I didn't realize when I bought it that you have to get premium gas. But to be honest I really haven't noticed a difference. With regular gas at around $3.30 it takes about $35-$38 to fill up with premium.

You gotta get this car!!!

It's just a very fun car to drive and it requires very low maintenance. I'm a prior owner of a Mini Cooper, so I know how costly maintenance can be. Hands down best economical vehicle ever owned by far. I won't go back to my Jeep Wrangler or my Toyota FJ Cruiser either. They were fun to drive, but they were horrible on gas. Today we need something that fits both of our needs. Fun and great gas millage. You get that with the Juke! Love it!!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling

It's an extremely fun car to drive. The car/SUV/Cross-Over is very economic and runs great. But when you put it in Sport Mode it's a very impressive 4-cylinder rocket. It's not a fancy race car, or Muscle Machine, but it can move once that Turbo kicks in. I was very impressed.

Dashboard

The dashboard is amazing. I still don't know how they packed so many options into such a small area. Love the driving feature modes, and the Navigator too. But the free XM radio for three months won me over everything. I was so hooked that I signed up for paying service immediately.

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy is pretty good. I think I'm getting about 26 to 30 MPG. But I do wish the Gas Tank was bigger. It comes with a 10 Gallon tank instead of your basic 13 gallon tanks that you get in every other vehicle.

A Great Little Car

The Juke is an enjoyable little car. As much fun to drive as a Mini. But much easier to get in and out of. It is peppy, but has the superior traction of AWD. It sips gas. The SV version is equipped with all the "bells and whistles" a person needs. I have room for a dog crate and a set of golf clubs in back. It is easy to maneuver in town. I haven't had it out on the interstate much, but I'm sure it will be just fine. The fit and finish is very good.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

Good in town MPG

Reliability

Very reliable thus far

Power

Lots of "get up and go"

Cons

Interior Space

You have to be willing to think small in a Juke.

I love my car!

I love the look of my car, the fuel economy , the turbo...luv that turbo, the interior and the navigation and sound system. Nissan has nailed it with this little Jem.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Technology and Entertainment

Great sound system

Fuel Economy

27 mpg in town

Power

Luv the turbo

Cons

Interior Space

Would like a locked glovebox

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