Nissan Juke 2018 Philippines: Review, Price, Specs, & More

Jan 05, 2018
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Looking for an active and playful machine to have fun with? Uncover the funky Nissan Juke 2018 Philippines in terms of price, specs, pros & cons and more through our extensive review.
Overview

Nissan Juke 2018 Philippines: An active & Playful machine

You might be not interested in the unique appearance of the Nissan Juke. You might find this crossover too weird to drive in. Yet you have to agree with us that the Juke absolutely has a traffic-stopping look which makes it stand out from other rivals in its segment.

Even though triggering controversial discussion on its exterior design, the arrival of the Juke has always been highly appreciated by car experts as it has brought a sense of refreshment to the Nissan lineup in the Philippines. It might be far from the best-looking vehicle yet it owns just enough necessary characteristics to boost the number of younger buyers for the Japanese auto maker.

Nissan Juke Philippines: Video review

Let’s uncover the funky crossover through our Nissan Juke 2018 review on Philkotse.com!

>>> The Nissan Juke is one of the most affordable crossovers in the Philippines

Exterior

Nissan Juke 2018 Philippines: Exterior

First of all, we must applaud Nissan’s efforts to give the Juke such a one-of-a-kind appearance. It is not overly exaggerated to state that this crossover was born to be different.

3 models of nissan juke 2018 outdoor

The Juke was born to be different

The distinctive look comes from the eye-catching front fascia which is adorned with massive rounded head lamps positioned low in the nose, the slash park lamps mounted high up front and the signal indicator lights located higher on the edge of the bonnet.

nissan juke 2018 side view

Hidden door handles create a 3-door look for the 5-door crossover

Moving from the side to the rear, you will find it even more interesting with the presence of:

  • Hidden handles into C pillars on rear passenger doors, creating a 3-door look for the 5-door crossover;
  • A set of 17-inch wheels;
  • Taillights designed in boomerang shape attached on the trailing edge;
  • Bulging fenders;
  • Sloping rear roofline.
Interior

Nissan Juke 2018 Philippines: Interior

The unique design continues to dominate the Nissan Juke 2018 interior with:

  • 3-spoke leather steering wheel: tilt adjust yet still falling nicely into your hand
  • Well-positioned pedals
  • Floating instrument panel visor
  • Gas tank-like center console

We particularly like the way Nissan has given the Juke an extensive front windshield for great front visibility, and back and side support for the front seats, allowing drivers to enjoy their ride more comfortably.

However, we personally think that the cabin design would be nicer if there were not some sleek dark grey metallic trimmings ruining the all black theme.

nissan juke 2018 dashboard

The unique design continues to dominate the Nissan Juke 2018 interior

Besides, the Juke is also commented by a number of owners for being lack of practicality. In particular, some claim that the space for rear seats is not roomy enough, even for only 2 adult passengers. In addition, the hidden door handles, on one hand, are what makes the outstanding look of the car, yet on the other hand, poses certain inconvenience for passengers to get in and get out as well.

nissan juke 2018 seats

The space for rear seats is not roomy enough, even for only 2 adult passengers

Another minus point of the interior is given to the small cargo space of 251L. There might be not enough room for your bulky stuff because a laptop bag and a gym bag have already occupied half of the cargo. To release more room for the trunk, the rear seats can be folded flat, creating up to 851L of space.

Overall, the Nissan Juke 2018 interior makes it well-deserved the label of ‘sports car of the B-segment crossover’.

Accessories

Nissan Juke 2018 Philippines: Accessories

Stepping inside the Juke, you will be welcomed by an unusual dashboard and panels which are designed with unique details such as:

  • Glossy center console;
  • Piano black themed center panel in a very uncommon shape;
  • Blue and red lighting on the LCDs and other instruments to break up the monotony of the dark interior

nissan juke 2018 control buttons

nissan juke 2018 dashboard

The Nissan crossover car comes loaded with a handful of equipment at its price point

With regards to the accessories, the Nissan crossover car comes loaded with a handful of equipment at its price point, for instance:

  • 2-DIN audio system
  • Bluetooth
  • Smart key fob
  • Automatic climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Other usual power features

Worthy of note here is the Integrated Control System or the I-CON system which can be found below the audio system. The multi-colored I-CON system enables drivers to control the drive settings between Sport, Eco and Normal modes and climate system with a single touch.

Even though the control panel, which is comprised of 6 buttons and 2 rotary dials, are shared, the selection can still switch between driving settings and climate control. This is made possible thanks to two-color LED lights and a special filter. While this might feel a bit tricky to some, I myself really like it. It is actually very intuitive as it creates placement for more controls whereas not have to sacrifice any legibility.

Operation

Nissan Juke 2018 Review: Engine & Performance

The Juke is offered with solely one engine option of a 1.6-liter twin cam 16-valve inline four motor, married to a CVT and capable of producing 116 PS and 154 Nm of torque. When it comes to fuel consumption, the Juke is quite efficient, provided it is driven properly.

nissan juke 2018 engine bay

Under the hood of the Nissan vehicle is a 1.6-liter twin cam 16-valve inline four motor

In detail, with an average speed of 20 km/h in normal to heavy traffic condition, it can travel 7.5 km/L. When Eco mode is in use, the figure is considerably improved to 8.8 km/L at the average speed of 22 km/h. While running on highway, the vehicle can deliver 12.9 km/L if the driver keeps his or her speed at around 90 km/h.

Being underrated due to poor practicality cannot prevent the Nissan Juke from getting highly appreciated for its excellent driving experience.

nissan juke 2018 on mountain roads

The Nissan crossover also satisfies drivers while travelling on mountain roads

Normally, vehicles with short wheelbases do not perform well when it comes to driving around in the city. However, the Juke is differentiated from other cars of the same size thanks to its great comfort and handling. Not to mention, noise reduction is quite impressive, considering the hustle and bustle of the urban traffic in the Philippines where there are a lot of PUVs and motorbikes.

Not only delivering surprisingly good performance for city driving, the Nissan crossover also satisfies drivers with its nice body and roll control while travelling on mountainous terrain. According to some Juke owners, the gearbox and engine have performed far better than their expectation. Enough said?

Conclusion

Nissan Juke 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Nissan Juke 2018 Specs in the Philippines
Dimensions & Capacities
Overall length (mm) 4,135 
Overall width (mm) 1,765
Overall height (mm) 1,580
Wheelbase (mm) 2,520
Luggage volume (litres) 251
Seating Capacity (persons) 5
Fuel Capacity (litres) 52
Engine & Transmission
Fuel Type Petrol 
No. of cylinders  4
Engine size / Displacement  1,598
Maximum Power (ps)  116
Maximum Torque (Nm)  154 
Engine type Inline 4 Cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves CVTC 
Transmission Type  XTRONIC CVT 
Brakes
Front Discs  Ventilated discs 
Rear Brakes Ventilated discs 
Steering
Steering System Electric Power Steering
Exterior
  • V-Motion Character Chrome Grille
  • Halogen Projector type LED headlamps
  • LED Clearance Lamps
  • LED Side Turn Lamp
  • Electronic and Power Folding Side Mirrors
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Pole Type Antenna
  • High Mount Stop Lamp
  • Rear View Camera
Interior
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Steering Audio Switch
  • Cruise Control
  • 2 DIN Display Audio with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Room, Map, Trunk Room Lamps
  • Integrated Control System (I-CON) for Drive Mode and Climate Control
  • Push Start Button
  • Full Auto Climate Control Airconditioning 
Safety & Security
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Dual Front Airbags
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Immobilizer
  • Intelligent Key (I-key)

Nissan Juke 2018 Price in the Philippines

Nissan Juke 2018 Price in the Philippines
Model Price
Nissan Juke 1.6 Upper CVT P980,000
Nissan Juke 1.6 CVT N-Sport P1,039,000
Nissan Juke 1.6 CVT N-Style P1,080,000

>>> View full Nissan Juke price list with the estimated monthly payment

Nissan Juke 2018 Review: Verdict

To sum it all up, while the odd design of the Juke might not be pleasing to the eyes of most people, Philkotse.com still believes that it is truly worth of note at its price point of P980,000 for the base model. It owns a head-turning look, comes equipped with a fair amount of interesting features, delivers decent fuel consumption and can be yours at a reasonable price tag. For those factors, the Nissan Juke is a real strategic weapon of the Japanese brand to fight against other competitive rivals in the crossover segment.

>>> Click here for a quick comparison between the Juke and the Subaru XV

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