2017 Nissan Juke Review





2017 Nissan Juke Review - Done with singles bars? Tinder obtained you tired? Well, if you're searching for a new way to satisfy individuals, merely try driving a Nissan Juke around community for a couple of days. At stoplights, parking area, also sitting in traffic people wished to talk with me about this unusual looking crossover

Constantly a polarizing choice in the vehicle globe, you either enjoy the Juke's high-risk design, or you believe it resembles a frog crossed with a dune buggy ... and also not in a good way.
Though the impact stays the exact same for 2017, the Juke gets a few cosmetic upgrades, with freshened front and back fascias, new color options, and lots of products when optional, such as push-button begin as well as hands-free content message are currently standard throughout all trim degrees. New tech for the 2015 version year includes Nissan's slick Around Perspective Display, an unexpected attribute in this sector.

It's everything about that turbo
Under the hood we get a little 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, however thanks to some suitable turbocharging, that engine benefits 188 horse power as well as 177 pound-feet of torque. Power goes to all 4 wheels via a constantly variable transmission, or you can opt for the front-wheel-drive variation. EPA energy scores are 26 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the motorway, as well as 28 incorporated.

On a fast banzai weekend travel to Los Angeles from CNET HQ here in San Francisco I netted a better-than-predicted 32.6 mpg.

The Juke has actually always been among my preferred small cross-overs, and also getting back right into this little guy after a year away reminded me just how much of a kick it is to drive. The Juke comes criterion with 3 driving modes, Regular, Sporting activity or Eco, readjusting throttle, steering, as well as transmission.

My buzz down to LA was done in Typical mode, yet the Juke truly shines in Sporting activity. Throttle feedback is sharpened, steering is a bit larger and also the transmission will certainly remain in the higher revs, as long as a CVT can. A fast cruise ship on the notorious Mullholland Drive in Los Angeles proved that the Juke is ready and ready to strike the country roads, as well as maybe even squeal a tire or 2.

2017 Nissan Juke Review

But be advised: eco mode's obsession with giving you the best gas efficiency sacrifices anything fun or involving. In this mode, the Juke needs to be endangered with physical injury to bring the revs past 2,000, yet you are awarded with a little chart indicating your level of environment-friendly. If you're goal oriented you might find yourself seeing the chart, going for the luxury rating of eco-compliance.

Transmission, choice of one
A continuously adjustable transmission (CVT) is never an optimum selection for sport driving, but of all the CVTs on the marketplace, Nissan has managed to craft its transmission to be receptive as well as relatively peaceful. It's definitely less whiny than Honda's version, and also it's shiftable too. Simply relocate the adhere to the left as well as the transmission will certainly remain in among seven fixed ranges. It's a glossy method of mimicing a common automatic.

Perfectionists could keep in mind that previous Juke versions supplied a six-speed manual transmission with the front-wheel-drive drivetrain. Sadly, that disappears, however you can upgrade to the Juke Nismo to row your personal. If you want much more horses, take a look at the Juke Nismo RS for 211 of them. Regardless, the handbook is only readily available in front-wheel drive.

The Juke's all-wheel-drive system can supply HALF of readily available torque to the rear wheels as well as torque vectoring additionally divides it across the rear. This indicates the Juke could send up to 50 percent of its power to one rear wheel in hard cornering or if you get stuck in the snow.

Incorporate a fairly tight framework with basic front and also rear stabilizer bars as well as the torque vectoring AWD system, and also you have actually obtained a little crossover that wants to study edges with joy.

The Juke's rather rigid ride had me proactively staying clear of harsh sidewalk. Fortunately, the seats give sufficient assistance to get you through any sort of damaged city roads. The guiding is Goldilocks in the center, simple to steer in the car park while weighting up nicely at speed. I choose more roadway feel in a lot of autos, yet the average motorist will discover the Juke's steering pleasant.

No actually, exactly what is it?
Visually, the Juke is awesomely odd. It's like the developers at Nissan gatheringed one night, got drunk and also drew their odd car fantasies on every bar napkin they could locate. Separate headlights as well as turn signals? Done! Cleared windshield as well as high shoulder line? Why not? A hatchback with the roofline of a coupe? Excellence!

The Juke's look is not for everybody, and Nissan does not anticipate it to be. There are lots of dull cars available, and kudos go to Nissan for doing their best to push some excitement on customers.

If you want to customize your trip, the Juke Color Center lets you tailor your mirror end caps, door takes care of, and practically every piece of trim.

The funk advances the within with high gloss painted facility console and also doorway panels, as well as circular door takes care of, however the infomercial system is in hopeless demand of an overhaul. Our test model included the bigger 5.8-inch shade touchscreen, and also truthfully, it's so crowded with details that I cannot envision just what the standard 5-inch display looks like. While the responsive navigation system made it very easy to establish my destination, Nissan has to update the whole interface. Certain, it does the job, yet it's neither pretty to take a look at neither easy to read.

2017 Nissan Juke Review

Below the navigation display rests a smaller drive mode and also environment display, conserving room on the dash by utilizing the same six switches. Press D-Mode and also the six switches let you pick Sport, Normal, or Eco as well as view a G-meter or performance info. Press the Climate alternative, and also those exact same six buttons show environment controls.

If you routinely transport a bunch of cargo, other little crossovers like the Honda HRV could fit your demands a lot better. The Juke has 10.5 cubic feet with the back seats up, as well as 35.9 cubic feet folded down.


The 2017 Nissan Juke SL is an enjoyable little crossover that demands interest. While I will consistently like a manual transmission, the CVT in the Juke is just one of the most effective on the marketplace and the shiftable functionality implies it can resemble a traditional automatic. However, the less-than-stellar infotainment configuration could be a deal breaker for some people.

In terms of unusual little utes, there isn't much to compare with the 2015 Nissan Juke. The Kia Heart has less power, yet then it evaluates less too, with comparable energy economic climate yet a lot more useable area. The Heir Xb would certainly be a good one to consider, yet it will not be offered past design year 2017. If you're trying to find some noticeable style and also aren't married to the suggestion of a crossover, take a look at the Hyundai Veloster.

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



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