Top Safety Pick

2011 Nissan Juke

small car / 4-door hatchback

2011 Nissan Juke 4-door hatchback

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Nissan Juke S 4-door

The Nissan Juke was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 17 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure and allowing little airbag cushioning for the chest. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

Door hinge pillar, door sill, and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injury to the left lower leg and a significant risk to the left knee.

During the crash, the dummy's head and torso barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Nissan Juke S 4-door
The Nissan Juke was introduced in the 2011 model year and is derived from the Nissan Versa. Two moderate overlap frontal tests of the Juke were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (Institute test car shown).

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag and dislodged headliner during rebound in the Institute's test.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal in both tests, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Nissan Juke S 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Nissan Juke was introduced in the 2011 model year and is derived from the Nissan Versa.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Nissan Juke S 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,955 lbs
Peak force 13,191 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.46

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry