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 – 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.
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.
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.
With the styling extras on the Nissan Juke Nismo I really like the look. What do you think?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget to check out the review over on the Pitt Motoring TV YouTube channel also.
I will be bringing more New and Used Car reviews to the channel which I’m super excited about.