2016 Nissan Juke Review





2016 Nissan Juke Review - Done with singles bars? Tinder got you tired? Well, if you're seeking a new means to fulfill individuals, simply attempt driving a Nissan Juke around town for a couple of days. At traffic lights, parking lots, even sitting in traffic individuals intended to speak with me about this odd looking crossover
Consistently a polarizing selection in the vehicle globe, you either enjoy the Juke's risky design, or you believe it appears like a frog crossed with a dune buggy ... as well as not in a great way.

Though the impact stays the very same for 2016, the Juke gets a couple of aesthetic upgrades, with freshened front and rear fascias, new shade choices, and also many items when optional, such as push-button start as well as hands-free text messaging are now common across all trim degrees. New technology for the 2016 design year consists of Nissan's slick Around Sight Screen, an unexpected feature in this segment.

2016 Nissan Juke Review

It's about that turbo
Under the hood we get a tiny 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, but thanks to some respectable turbocharging, that engine is good for 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Power goes to all four wheels via a continuously variable transmission, or you could go with the front-wheel-drive variation. EPA fuel rankings are 26 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, as well as 28 incorporated.

On a quick banzai weekend journey to L.a from CNET HQ right here in San Francisco I netted a better-than-predicted 32.6 mpg.

The Juke has always been one of my favorite small cross-overs, and also getting back into this little guy after a year away reminded me how much of a kick it is to drive. The Juke comes criterion with 3 driving modes, Normal, Sporting activity or Eco, adjusting throttle, steering, and transmission.

My buzz down to LA was done in Normal mode, yet the Juke really sparkles in Sporting activity. Throttle response is sharpened, steering is a little bit heavier as well as the transmission will stay in the greater revs, as much as a CVT can. A quick trip on the notorious Mullholland Drive in Los Angeles proved that the Juke is ready and also ready to attack the alleyways, and also perhaps even squeal a tire or 2.

However be warned: eco mode's fascination with giving you the best fuel effectiveness sacrifices anything fun or engaging. In this mode, the Juke needs to be intimidated with bodily injury to bring the revs past 2,000, however you are awarded with a little graph indicating your level of eco-friendly. If you're goal oriented you may find yourself viewing the chart, going with the luxury score of eco-compliance.

Transmission, option of one
A continually variable transmission (CVT) is never an optimal selection for sporting activity driving, but of all the CVTs on the marketplace, Nissan has actually handled to engineer its transmission to be responsive and also reasonably quiet. It's certainly much less whiny than Honda's variation, and it's shiftable too. Merely relocate the adhere to the left as well as the transmission will certainly remain in one of 7 established varieties. It's a glossy means of mimicing a common automated.

Purists could keep in mind that previous Juke versions offered a six-speed manual transmission with the front-wheel-drive drivetrain. Sadly, that is no more, yet you could upgrade to the Juke Nismo to row your personal. If you desire a lot more equines, consider the Juke Nismo RS for 211 of them. In either case, the manual is only available in front-wheel drive.

The Juke's all-wheel-drive system could deliver 50 percent of readily available torque to the back wheels as well as torque vectoring likewise divides it across the rear. This implies the Juke could send up to 50 percent of its power to one rear wheel in hard cornering or if you get embeded the snow.

Incorporate a relatively rigid framework with typical front as well as rear stabilizer bars as well as the torque vectoring AWD system, and also you've obtained a little crossover that is willing to dive into corners with joy.

The Juke's rather stiff trip had me proactively preventing rough pavement. The good news is, the seats provide adequate assistance to obtain you through any sort of busted city roads. The guiding is Goldilocks in the center, easy to navigate in the parking lot while weighting up well at rate. I favor much more roadway feeling in the majority of vehicles, yet the typical vehicle driver will find the Juke's steering pleasurable.

2016 Nissan Juke Review

No truly, just what is it?
Aesthetically, the Juke is awesomely odd. It resembles the designers at Nissan got together one evening, got drunk and also drew their unusual automobile dreams on every bar paper napkin they could locate. Separate fronts lights as well as turn signals? Done! Cleared windscreen and high shoulder line? Why not? A hatchback with the roofline of a sports car? Excellence!

The Juke's look is not for every person, as well as Nissan does not expect it to be. There are plenty of boring cars around, and also congratulations go to Nissan for doing their ideal to push some exhilaration on consumers. If you intend to customize your trip, the Juke Color Center lets you personalize your mirror end caps, doorway takes care of, as well as pretty much every piece of trim.

The funk continues on the within with high gloss painted facility console and doorway panels, and circular doorway handles, but the infomercial system remains in determined requirement of an overhaul. Our test design featured the bigger 5.8-inch color touchscreen, as well as frankly, it's so crowded with details that I can not envision what the common 5-inch screen appears like. While the receptive navigation system made it simple to set my destination, Nissan needs to upgrade the whole interface. Certain, it gets the job done, however it's neither pretty to consider nor simple to check out.

Below the navigating screen rests a smaller sized drive method and also environment screen, conserving room on the dash using the same 6 switches. Press D-Mode and also the six buttons allow you pick Sporting activity, Typical, or Eco as well as view a G-meter or performance details. Press the Environment alternative, as well as those exact same six buttons reveal climate controls.

If you routinely haul a lot of payload, various other tiny crossovers like the Honda HRV could suit your requirements better. The Juke has 10.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up, as well as 35.9 cubic feet folded up down.

The 2016 Nissan Juke SL is an enjoyable little crossover that requires focus. While I will constantly prefer a manual transmission, the CVT in the Juke is just one of the very best on the marketplace as well as the shiftable performance suggests it can resemble a conventional automatic. Nevertheless, the less-than-stellar infotainment arrangement could be an offer breaker for some people.

In terms of quirky little utes, there isn't much to compare to the 2016 Nissan Juke. The Kia Spirit has much less power, but after that it evaluates much less also, with comparable energy economy however far more able to be used area. The Successor Xb would be a good one to take a look at, however it will certainly not be provided previous model year 2016. If you're trying to find some noticeable style and aren't married to the idea of a crossover, take a look at the Hyundai Veloster.

The base model of the Juke begins at $20,250, as well as our test design right here in the SL trim with AWD means you'll give up $28,225 in the US. The base model starts at ₤ 13,930 in the UK, or $26,241 in AU.




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