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The next step was to take a test-drive. The Juke is nimble with minimal turbo lag considering its single turbo setup—though you will notice it starting from a light. The optional all-wheel drive puts it is a class that has few competitors; the only competitor really coming to mind at the moment is the Suzuki SX4 and the Juke bring a lot more to the table in the way of technology and fit and finish. It is also interesting that you can switch the AWD model to two-wheel drive only mode. That will definitely help with fuel efficiency. Speaking of, the 2011 Juke is rated at 25/30 mpg city/hwy with the all-wheel drive while the two-wheel drive is rated at 27/32 mpg city/hwy.
While the Juke might not carry a ton, it will carry four adults comfortably, even when one is six-foot tall and forced to sit in the back. We won’t fib here, you will have to pull the front seat up if your passengers are tall or they will have to sit sideways. If you are looking to carry cargo and not passengers, then fold those back seats down to reveal a loading area that measures out to 35.9 cu. ft.
Bottom line—if you haven’t given the 2011 Nissan Juke a chance, then you might be missing out on something special. My 20-something friend—well, she wants to buy one. The only question now is what color.