2011 Nissan Juke Price, Review & Picture

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2011 Nissan Juke Price, Review & PictureNew Car Reviews, The Juke is brand new for 2011, giving Nissan a standout player in the burgeoning small-crossover segment. Both the Juke’s power plant — a direct-injected 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 making 188-horsepower — and its available torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system are firsts for a Nissan crossover in the U.S. Both inside and out, the Juke boasts audacious design — styling Nissan hopes will attract young males.

The Nissan Juke for 2011 is a athletic coupelike sports utility vehicle that has entered the growing crossover segment. The latter segment is the fourth biggest in the US market, and it is definitely thriving. The Juke was first offered in the fall of 2010 and it was engineered to compete against the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the Mini Countryman, the Scion xB, and the Kia Soul.

The Juke sports AWD and it offers a sport torque vectoring system dividing the torque 50/50 between the front and rear axles. It routes the torque across the rear axle from side to side as well; this decreases problems with corner handling and under steering.

The Cube, Versa, and Renault Clio share a platform with the Juke: the global B platform. It has a 1.6 Liter direct injection Inline-Four engine offering 188 hp/177 ft.lbs of torque. In the standard it sports a continuous variable auto tranny. In front drive configurations it sports a 6speed manual tranny. Definitely a nice vehicle offering smooth handling and exceptional driving manners. It has a moderate price too.

Inspired by the Qazana concept, the Juke features exaggerated, arched fenders, curvaceous, Volvo C30-esque taillamps, and a rally-style front end with bumper-integrated headlamps. The rear door handles are “hidden” for a coupe-like appearance, and 17-inch wheels are standard. Juke’s bold exterior theme carries over inside, where a motorcycle-inspired center console adds spice to standard five-passenger seating, 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth phone, and USB/iPod connectivity. Options include navigation, power moonroof, and a back-up camera.
An all-new direct-injected 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 scoots the Juke quickly down the road, thanks to 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic (CVT) comes standard, with a six-speed manual available on front-drive models. All-wheel-drive models get a multi-link rear suspension (FWD gets a torsion beam) as well as a torque-vectoring system that helps rotate the rear end. Driver and passenger front airbags are standard, along with front side bags and front and rear curtain bags. Additional safety features include front-seat active head restraints, electronic stability control, traction control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

Bodystyle: Crossover SUV
Engine: 1.6L I-4
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Models: S, SV, SL

EPA Fuel Economy
FWD (CVT): 28 mpg city/32 mpg highway
FWD (manual): 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway
AWD (CVT): 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway

Price : $19,340 – $24,930

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