Searching for the best tires for your Nissan Juke? Make sure to keep three things in mind.
First, select tires that enhance this small hatchback’s strengths. Any tires you choose must boost this compact crossover’s already nimble handling. Plus, they should be suitable for everyday driving because the Juke is designed for urban roads.
Second, pay attention to your driving habits. All-season touring tires may suit you better if you primarily use this hatchback for commuting. However, high-performance tires may be more suitable if you intend to exploit the Juke’s high perkiness.
Third, don’t fall for low-price tires. Their budget asking price may catch your attention, especially if you compare costs with premium brands’ tires. But such tires are mostly made of inferior materials – better stay away if you value your safety.
Don’t have the time to consider all the above factors? It’s good that you have come here. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll look at the best tires for Nissan Juke. Those that will play to its strengths while complementing your driving style.
#1. Michelin Premier AS
The Michelin Premier AS is our top pick for the Nissan Juke.
Which may seem strange. After all, this tire was released in 2014. Innumerable models – with newer technologies and construction materials – have hit the market since. Why, then, are we rooting for a tire that will enter its teens in 2024?
Start with the fact that it’s priced much more reasonably than your average Michelin tire. Why is that so? The passage of years made it contingent on Michelin to slash its price to help it compete with newer models, much to the delight of drivers like myself.
Another reason why Juke owners should go for this tire is its ride – the Premier AS soaks up vibrations and deflects road noise to offer a quiet and comfortable drive. You and your fellow passengers won’t have to deal with many (or any) road disturbances.
The Premier AS also earns top marks for wet and light snow performance. Its braking distances are short, aquaplaning resistance is high, and the risk of losing road grip on slippery surfaces is low. You can thus confidently drive through rain and snowfall.
Sure, there are a few areas where this tire shows signs of aging. Take, for instance, the 60,000-mile treadwear warranty (average for an all-season grand touring tire). But its qualities discussed above seem to do just enough to make up for this flaw.
- Quiet and comfortable ride
- Superb grip on slippery surfaces
- Can handle mild wintry conditions
- Average treadwear warranty
#2. Continental TrueContact Tour
If the age of the Premier AS gave you pause, Continental’s TrueContact Tour (released more recently) might better suit your preferences.
Not just because it’s one of the best tires in terms of fuel economy (one of my colleagues who also tests tires for a living gushes about this tire’s mileage). A low rolling resistance means you can count on this tire to reduce your trips to the pump.
You don’t have to drive this tire to get to know its qualities. A mere glance on its tread – where you’d see the DWS indicators – should be enough. These signs indicate that the TrueContact Tour is optimized for year-round performance.
There’s another reason why I love this tire – it comes with a class-leading 80,000-mile treadwear warranty. Which means that an average American driver who covers 15,000 miles per year can easily get up to 6 years out of it. Not a bad ROI, don’t you agree?
Despite all the above qualities, this model isn’t our top pick for the Juke. Want to know why? Its ice traction is many levels lower than the Premier AS’s. You’d thus do well not to entrust it with your safety once the snow starts falling.
- 80,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Enhanced steering response and handling
- Superb fuel economy and tread life
- Average ice traction
#3. Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring
The Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring competes with our top two picks in several areas, including tread life, wet performance, and fuel economy. Despite that, it costs much lower, attracting drivers looking for a good deal on a premium grand touring tire.
While our top two picks are backed to last 60,000 and 80,000 miles, this tire’s treadwear warranty falls right in the middle (75,000 miles). Which is outstanding once you consider that it’s priced much lower than the above duo.
Also, this model’s light wintry performance rivals that of the Premier AS. Why should you take our word? Because this tire carries the M+S (Mud and Snow) rating. This rating is as good a proof as any of its ability to keep you safe in inclement weather.
To further sweeten the deal, the CS5 Ultra Touring may enhance your Juke’s fuel economy, which is already above average for vehicles in this category. Plus, its wet performance is outstanding, meaning you can expect short braking distances in the rain.
- Carries the M+S emblem
- Performs superbly in inclement weather
- May enhance your Juke’s fuel economy
- Average treadwear warranty for V- and H-rated models
#4. Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Several factors make the Assurance ComforTred Touring an exciting pick for Nissan Juke.
The first of which is extended size range. Unlike several of its peers, the ComforTred Touring covers every trim of the Juke, be it the base S variant or the performance-focused NISMO RS trim. You won’t have to stress about finding the right tire match for your juke.
Another reason why this tire should be on your wish list is its superb all-season performance. Whether the roads are dry or wet, this model will stay planted as long as the remaining tread is greater than 2/32″.
Its noise levels are also pretty low (so much so that it’s on our list of the quietest tires on the market). Plus, it’s a winner when it comes to smoothening road imperfections. A quiet and comfortable ride is all but guaranteed.
Want to hear more good news? Goodyear backs this tire with a joint-class-leading 80,000-mile treadwear warranty, all but guaranteeing up to 6 years of road life.
- Covers every trim of the Juke
- Superb all-season performance
- Noise levels are pretty low
- Handling could be more dynamic
#5. Bridgestone Weatherpeak
The Bridgestone Weatherpeak gives you plenty of reasons to switch to all-weather tires.
The first of which is superior wet traction and grip. Befitting a tire that finished the runner-up on our list of the best all-weather tires, this model offers excellent wet grip and traction, thereby offering short braking distances and excellent lateral grip in the rain.
Next comes excellent snow performance. The Weatherpeak is one of the few non-winter tires that carry the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) emblem. The symbol indicates that this tire exceeds the industry standards for severe snow and ice performance.
Then there’s the 70,000-mile treadwear warranty, which demolishes the myth that all-weather tires have a shorter tread life than their all-season counterparts.
Yet there is one shortcoming of this tire you need to know about – its tread noise is slightly higher than a conventional all-season tire, presumably due to the siping. You may hear the tire sticking to the ground in the summer heat, especially when taking tight turns.
- Class-leading 80,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Sure-footed performance on snow as well as ice
- Costs less than all-weather tires
- Tread noise is slightly noticeable
#6. Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus
The Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus gives you plenty of reasons to consider it.
It offers good traction on wet surfaces (even if you’re the sort of driver who attacks bends). Which isn’t surprising since it has all the design elements – a right continuous center rib, 2 central grooves, and multiple side grooves – to perform decently in the rain.
Dry grip is another area where this tire shines. You can test it on curvy back roads with a rather spirited driving style, and it won’t encounter much slip. Its lateral grip is also pretty good, meaning very few steering corrections will be needed on a long cross-country trip.
I’m also confident of its ability to carry you safely in mild wintry conditions. Want to know why? It’s M+S rated. Though not as good an indicator of decent snow performance as the 3PMSF symbol, it still indicates decent performance.
Yet I won’t recommend this tire if you live somewhere with snow for weeks/months every year, as this model is only suitable for occasional light snow.
- Superb wet traction
- Good light snow traction
- Composed and refined ride
#7. Continental ExtremeContact DWS06+
Do you regularly push this compact crossover to its limits? Searching for tires that maintain road grip even as you attack bends at speed? The ExtremeContact DWS 06+ has you covered.
This tire ticks all the boxes you want any UHP tire to check. Think of short braking distances on dry roads, high levels of cornering grip, and plenty of feedback to the steering. Its steering response is also pretty high, letting you execute quick lane changes.
At the same time, its rolling resistance is pretty low, especially when compared with tires in the same category. This portends good news on two fronts.
The first is mileage. A low rolling resistance means this tire won’t hurt your Juke’s fuel economy as much as its peers. Next comes performance. A low rolling drag means it will let you fully exploit the power supplied by this hatchback’s engine.
Though unlikely, all the above features can be expected from an HP AS tire. What you don’t expect from these tires is a treadwear warranty rivaling that of all-season touring tires. Guess what? That is precisely what this tire boasts: a 50,000-mile guarantee.
- Low rolling resistance for improved mileage
- Delivers plenty of feedback to the steering
- Excellent treadwear warranty for an all-season HP tire
- Higher price point
#8. Nokian Nordman North 9
The Nordman North 9 is an excellent option if you encounter months of snow every year.
This tire comes in two versions: studded and studless. The studded version deserves your attention if you want ultimate traction on icy surfaces and local laws permit their use on public roads. Alternatively, the non-studded version is your best bet.
Regardless of the version you end up selecting, the handling would stay predictable, thanks to the Snow Grip Boosters. Located in the center of the tread, these rubber bars provide the North 9 with the sharp edges needed to dig into the snow for maximum grip.
Another thing common between the two tires is the tread compound. One that stays flexible regardless of how low the temperatures drop. This, in turn, ensures that the tire stays useful, even when encountering the most severe harsh weather conditions.
What’s more, the fact that this tire comes with a speed rating of T (118 miles per hour) means you won’t have to drive at a snail’s pace to enjoy the solidity afforded by the above features.
- Comes in studded and studless versions
- Delivers fierce performance in the most severe winter weather
- Demonstrates decent wear resistance
- May not be as widely available as some other winter tires