Vehicle Overview from Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com 2011 Nissan Juke Overview
For all those who consider the ultra-quirky styling of Nissan's Cube compact a bit too conservative, we invite you to have a look at the all-new 2011 Nissan Juke. Built on the same underpinnings as the boxy Cube, the compact Juke slots into the Nissan crossover lineup beneath the compact Rogue. It's expected that the Juke will come with a turbocharged, direct-injection 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder that's said to put out a healthy 180 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Bolted to that engine will be either a standard continuously variable automatic transmission or an available six-speed manual gearbox. A choice of front- or all-wheel drive rounds out the powertrain possibilities. Standard features will include 17-inch alloy wheels, stability control, antilock disc brakes and six airbags. A handful of upscale options are planned as well, including a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rearview camera, keyless entry/ignition with push-button starting, and a navigation system with real-time traffic info. While the 2011 Nissan Juke's bulbous fenders and bug-eyed headlights will likely take some getting used to, it could be a good choice for buyers looking for a compact and inexpensive crossover. Sales are expected to start this fall. Check back later for a full review with driving impressions and buying advice.