...Other tiny crossovers, like the Mini Cooper Countryman and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, beat the figure: The Countryman has 12.2 cubic feet, and the Outlander Sport has more than 20 cubic feet. Hatchbacks like the Fit and Versa are similarly voluminous. Even with the the Juke's 60/40-split rear seat folded down, its maximum cargo volume of 35.9 cubic feet trails the competition — in some cases by more than 10 cubic feet. How It Moves Our all-wheel-drive tester had enough power to reach cruising speeds with little struggle, even with three adult occupants on board. On SV and SL models...
...The goal is the proverbial bigger bang for the buck, especially the buck spent on gasoline. Reaching that goal involves more than reworking engines — such as giving four-cylinder models the power of six-cylinder or even some eight-cylinder engines while retaining or improving on four-cylinder fuel efficiency. Much time and money has been spent reshaping these modern wonders, with as much reliance on wind tunnels to determine exterior forms as on designers’ imaginations. The aim is to get the most aerodynamically efficient body for the product sought, thereby further increasing...
...The Juke has a 60/40-split folding backseat that lets you dedicate more space for cargo when you need to. Interior features include: Standard CD stereo with steering-wheel controls and iPod connectivity Standard Bluetooth connectivity Available automatic air conditioning Available leather upholstery Available heated front seats Available backup camera Available push-button start Available moonroof Available navigation system with a 5-inch touch-screen Under the Hood Power comes from a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with direct injection and is rated at 188 horsepower and 177 pounds-feet...
...Great, Excellent): Not Really Fun-Factor (None, Some, Good Times, Groove-On): Groove-On INTERIOR As a small car, there isn't much room in this five-seater — not even for small people. Once my children got past the feat of opening the rear doors, it was hard for them to maneuver in the rear seats because their convertible child-safety seats took up so much room. I was able to fit two convertibles in the backseat, which meant not all of my children fit since I need three on any given day, but even with just two, things were cramped. The kids were short on legroom despite their short legs...
...Sirius XM satellite radio, premium cloth seat trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob and passenger seatback pocket as standard equipment. For those selecting an SL trim, the Juke also gets the Nissan Navigation System, with a 5-inch color touchscreen monitor and Sirius XM NavTraffic, rear-view monitor, upgraded speakers with Rockford Fosgate powered 8-inch subwoofer, USB connection port for iPod, leather-appointed seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped shift knob, automatic on/off headlights and front fog lights. Optional equipment choices for all trims include a...
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