2014 Nissan Juke Nismo Review.

So recently I started something I’ve always wanted to do. I have a lot to learn and improve on but I have launched a Motoring YouTube channel and have my first review under my belt and that was a 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo.

Used car review of a 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo.

Used Car review – 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo.

Overall I had a lot of fun with this review, I have never been a big fan of the look of the Nissan Juke. Styling wise it has always seemed a little odd.

But with the Nissan Juke Nismo you have the extra styling accessories which improve the looks dramatically and make it a more appealing car.

Driving wise I found it great to drive with plenty of punch from its 1.6 litre turbocharged engine. The ride is bumpier compared to the standard models but it doesn’t make it uncomfortable out on the road and adds to the driving experience.


On the outside the Nissan Juke Nismo has some sporty extras over the standard variants which include a front splitter, rear diffuser and sideskirts. With Nismo Badging found on the front grill and the tailgate letting you know that it is the sportier Model.

Nismo badging found on the front grill and tailgate of the Nissan Juke Nismo.

Sitting lower than the standard juke, with a slightly lower ride height and stiffer suspension to help reduce body roll. It has reduced roll in the corners slightly but it is still a big ish car, it is an MPV SUV crossover so won’t be upto the standards handling wise of the likes of a sporty hatchback.

Sitting nicely on some 18 inch alloy wheels really sets the looks off of the Nissan Juke Nismo.

The Nissan juke is fitted with 18 inch alloy wheels.

You will find a nice and sporty looking exhaust, not too large of a tailpipe that it looks out of place but is a nice addition to the rear end.

Contrasting colours are visible on the exterior with red wing mirrors to contrast against the white paintwork on the Nissan Juke Nismo that I drove. Along with the mirrors there is a subtle stripe of red colouring that runs along the front splitter and rear diffuser, a stand out design against the gunmetal grey styling accessories.

A smart and tidy rear end of the Nissan juke nismo.

With the styling extras on the Nissan Juke Nismo I really like the look. What do you think?

The 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo i recently test drove for a review.


The Nissan Juke Nismo uses the same 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the regular Juke Tekna. The team at Nissan have fettled a little with the 1.6 DiG-T, squeezing an extra 8bhp taking the total power output to just under 200bhp, 197bhp to be exact.

With only a modest increase in power, the Juke Nismo isn’t mind-alteringly quick but it is enough to add a fun element to the driving experience.

The figures aren’t too shabby for the size of the car, achieving 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 134mph, it put a smile on my face.


Inside the Nissan Juke Nismo it was a very pleasant and comfortable place to be. Nice huggy and supportive bucket sport seats hold you nicely. I found the seats very comfortable. To add to the look of the astheatics of the seats they are embroided with the Nismo logo.

Nismo logo embroidered into the the sports seats.

The layout of the dash was good, nicely laid out and easily accessible whilst driving. Storage space wise the door bins were average but the glove box was rather small.

The Nissan juke has a very clean and nicely laid out Dash.

In the back of the Nissan Juke Nismo the seats are a nice size for older children with plenty of room, leg and head room may be a bit of a squeeze for adults over 6ft tall.

A nice and roomy cockpit.

The Isofix points i found were very easily accessed making fitment of an isofix base or car seat quick and simple, with 2 car seats fitted there wouldn’t be much room for a middle passenger.

Easily accessible isofix points for isofix base and child's car seat.

The space in the boot was of a good size, plenty of space for luggage, prams and whatever else you want to cart around. One thing I think many will like about the boot of the Nissan Juke is the large underfloor storage.

Nicely sized boot.
Spacious under boot floor storage space in the boot of the Nissan juke.

Nissan Juke Nismo equipment.

The Nissan Juke does come fairly well equipped. A nice sized infotainment system including a rear reversing camera and satellite navigation.

Reversing camera.

The infotainment system was easy to use, my only negative about it is I found the Sat Nav to be rather Laggy but otherwise it was good.

Along with the usual electric windows and mirrors, air conditioning the Nissan Juke Nismo also has steering wheel controls which are well placed on the steering wheel.

Sporty steering wheel and nice steering wheel controls.

Overall Verdict of the Nissan Juke Nismo.

Practicality wise I think the Nissan Juke Nismo would be a great choice for a family car, especially if you are after something sporty but with the space for the family.

Thank you to The Forge Car Sales in Cloughton North Yorkshire for letting me take the Nissan Juke Nismo for the purpose of a review. The car is currently for sale and can be found here.

As I mentioned at the start of the post, I have launched a YouTube Channel, Pitt Motoring TV, you can find the channel following this link. Would be great if you could check it out and if interested subscribe to the channel.

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I will be bringing more New and Used Car reviews to the channel which I’m super excited about.

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5 Thoughts to “2014 Nissan Juke Nismo Review.”

  1. Always liked the Juke. It’s odd shape and frog like features appeal to me. I do like the look of the nismo though.
    My only issue is the back seating and boot space seems to lack space. But I am still tempted, now the kids have grown slightly to get a juke as my next car.

    Great review Eddie. Good luck with the YouTube channel too!

    1. I wasn’t keep on the odd shape and the frog like looks but with the extra styling accessories that are on the Nismo Model I really like it. The back seating for someone quite tall isn’t ideal but for kids it’s perfect. I found the boot space not too bad, the big plus was the large storage space underneath the boot floor. Thanks Damion

  2. The Nismo is the only one that deserves a first look, let alone a second 😆

  3. This is a unique blog. Not very often you find a car review. Great presentation. Love a car with a navigation system.

    1. Thanks Kevin, I do like my cars and had motoring as part of my Dad stuff Category. The sat nav in this was easy to use and the reversing camera is a great feature too.

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