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2012 Nissan Juke (continued)


2012 Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke is a cross between a sporty compact and a tiny SUV. Juke is charming, unique and engaging, and it accelerates in lively fashion. Its ride quality can be a little disconcerting, depending on where you drive. If mileage is a crucial consideration, a buyer can do better for less. The Juke will play well with those who put a premium on shout-out styling and visceral excitement. Those who put a premium on refinement and smooth ride might look elsewhere.

Sam Moses reported from Vancouver, British Columbia; with J.P. Vettraino reporting from Detroit.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Nissan Juke S ($19,770), S AWD ($21,420); Juke SV ($21,080), SV AWD ($23,230); Juke SL ($23,400), SL AWD ($25,550)
Engines:188-hp 1.6-liter I4
Transmissions:6-speed manual; CVT continuously variable transmission
Safety equipment (standard):front-impact airbags, front passenger side-impact airbags, full-cabin head-protection curtains, vehicle dynamic control (VDC), anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), tire-pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):rearview camera
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Oppama, Japan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Nissan Juke SV FWD ($21,080)
Standard equipment:manually adjusted front seats with Suede-Tricot cloth upholstery, automatic air conditioning, I-CON system with sport and economy modes, six-speaker audio with single CD, XM satellite radio with three-month subscription, auxiliary input and Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, mirrors and locks, proximity key with pushbutton start, cruise control, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with audio controls, overhead map lights, one 12-volt power point, 60/40 fold-flat rear seat, cargo light, rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):Sport Package ($1,310) includes rear-spoiler, Gunmetal wheels and stainless-steel exhaust finisher; carpeted floor mats ($175)
Destination charge:($760)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $23,325
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.6-liter dual-overhead cam 16-valve turbocharged I4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):188 @ 5600
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):177 @ 2000
Transmission:6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:25/31 mpg
Wheelbase:99.6 in.
Length/width/height:162.4/69.5/61.8 in.
Track, f/r:60.0/60.0 in.
Turning circle:36.4 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.9/51.5/42.1 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:36.7/48.4/42.1 in.
Cargo volume:35.9 cu. ft.
Payload:990 Lbs.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, McPherson strut, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:torsion bar, solid axle, antiroll bar
Ground clearance:7.0 in.
Curb weight:2912 lbs.
Tires:P215/55R17 all-season
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD
Fuel capacity:13.2 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of October 24, 2011.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-647-7261 -

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