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2011 Nissan Juke - Review

 

The 2011 Nissan Juke small crossover is a one-of-a-kind vehicle. Its extroverted styling, turbocharged engine, and comfortable interior go a long way toward giving this five-door hatchback a jolt of pizzaz that no subcompact economy car could dream of.

Once you're past the styling, it's full of clever details. We especially liked the I-CON control system, for example, which remaps several of the center-stack control buttons and the full-color secondary display screen that shows vehicle operating data. The default is to use them for Climate control, but push the "D-Mode" button and the orange buttons change to white, offering a new set of options: Normal, Sport, and Eco modes.

It rides and handles well, makes a comfortable distance car for two people (and a tolerable one for four), and the high seating position makes it feel larger inside than it actually is. The Juke's main drawback, in our view, is absymal gas mileage for such a small car. We didn't even see 23 mpg over a 300-mile...

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Specs: Select a Trim

Style MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT AWD (3)
S Specs $21,070 $20,087 25 30
SL Specs $25,200 $23,882 25 30
SV Specs $22,880 $21,688 25 30
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT FWD (3)
S Specs $19,570 $18,660 27 32
SL Specs $23,700 $22,464 27 32
SV Specs $21,380 $20,269 27 32
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual FWD (2)
SL Specs $23,200 $21,991 24 31
SV Specs $20,880 $19,796 24 31
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