|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2015 Nissan Juke
|NISMO RS||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.4 sec||14.9 sec @ 94.8 mph||25/31/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SL||1.6L Turbo I-4||AWD||CVT||6.9 sec||15.4 sec @ 91 mph||26/31/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SL||1.6L Turbo I-4||AWD||CVT||7.4 sec||15.8 sec @ 88.9 mph||26/31/28.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Nissan Juke
|NISMO RS||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.7 sec||15.2 sec @ 95 mph||25/31/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
2013 Nissan Juke
|NISMO||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||6.9 sec||15.5 sec @ 90 mph||25/31/28.6 mpg||Motor Week|
2012 Nissan Juke
|R V6||3.8L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||6A||3.6 sec||11.9 sec @ 117.5 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SV||1.6L Turbo I-4||AWD||CVT||7.3 sec||15.8 sec @ 89 mph||25/30/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
2011 Nissan Juke
|SL||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 92 mph||24/31/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SL||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.5 sec||15.7 sec @ 91 mph||24/31/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SL||1.6L Turbo I-4||AWD||CVT||7.3 sec||15.7 sec @ 88.1 mph||25/30/24.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SV||1.6L Turbo I-4||AWD||CVT||6.8 sec||15.2 sec @ 91.9 mph||25/30/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Nissan Juke
Nissan has never been shy about experimenting with design, and the 2014 Juke certainly proves that point. You don’t need to check the specs to see that this is one of the most unusual cars available today. The Juke in fact, defies categorization because it is part urban crossover with elements of a high performance car.
The Juke is partly a compact hatchback with all-wheel drive as an option, but the design is more impactful than anything out there. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Juke has a futuristic look about it, especially the exterior. Opinion on the car’s shape has divided opinion, but there’s no question that the Juke has developed a loyal following that love the car for what it is.
One of the benefits of this car is that it’s got a high ceiling which should suit tall individuals, and for an economy car is quite spacious. If you want to get the most out of this, get the Juke NISMO, because it comes with a juiced up 197 hp that was tuned for performance.
But more than the engine, the NISMO has tweaked more than 100 components, including the suspension. You also get some nice lightweight 18 inch alloys and the sport seats have been modified as well. In addition, there’s more downforce as well, a change that you can instantly feel.
The base S Juke is just like any small car except it’s more fully equipped. But if you crave a bit more then you’ll want the SV as it is loaded with satellite radio, push button start and the I-CON system. The SV also has leather-wrapped steering and there’s a rearview camera system built in as well. The top of the line is the SL which has upgraded speakers, a subwoofer, navigation and leather seats.
Interior and Comfort
The Juke is known for the ease which you can maneuver it, but the interior shouldn’t be overlooked as well. The front seats are upright and comfortable, just right for driving while the backseats allow for three people to sit, although it will be a bit of a squeeze if they’re all full grown adults.
The back seats of Juke can also be folded down which will give you up to 35.9 cubic feet of space for cargo. If you’re the type who travels with a lot of luggage then you’re better off just folding the seats and using that as a storage area.
At the center of the Juke instrument panel is the I-CON, a system that allows you to modify the steering boost and make adjustments to the throttle. The I-CON also makes it easy for the driver to adjust how the CVT behaves and you can also use the I-CON to change the climate controls on the same interface.
This is easily one of the most important features of the Juke because you can use it to increase responsiveness and improve fuel mileage. Generally, the interior has a sharp and clean appearance with some contemporary trappings, and the seat upholstery has a shiny gloss to it that fits in with the car’s exotic makeup.
Engine and Performance
Gas mileage is par for the course with other economy class cars. However, people who buy this car aren’t as interested in that as they are in its performance. Whatever you may think of the design, there’s no doubt this hatchback offers quality performance that rivals that of crossovers.
A peek inside the hood reveals a 188 HP 1.6 L turbocharged engine. The 4-cylinder engine can be an all-wheel or front wheel, and you can choose between CVT or manual transmission. The powertrain on the Juke is also quite impressive and can generate some noise when fully revved up. As mentioned earlier, the gas mileage is average at 32 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg city.
The handling is very nice, and that’s to be expected as the car is light. Along with the quick steering, the Juke is helped by a firm suspension so the end result is a sporty little hatch. Unlike other economic cars, the Juke ride isn’t hard on the body and the bounces are not as pronounced which is good for daily commuting. The all-wheel drive has very good handling, but more than anything else it’s notable for the all-weather traction.
- Fuel Economy: (Cty/Hwy) 27/32 Mpg
- Transmission: Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic
- Cylinders: inline 4
- Drive Train: front wheel drive
- Engine Type: gas
- Torque: 177 Ft-Lbs. @ 2000 Rpm
- Horsepower: 188 Hp @ 5600 Rpm
- Valve Timing: variable
- Base Engine Size: 1.6 L
The Nissan Juke redefines the term “exotic car”, and it’s quirky, funky design can be polarizing. But going beyond the strikingly distinct appearance, the Juke is a very practical small car, blending elements of the crossover and other designs to produce something different and special.
To learn more about Nissan Juke, visit the official Nissan website.
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