Friday, November 18, 2011

Love Its Looks or Hate It, You Can't Deny the Nissan Juke is a Sporty Little Rascal

The Juke offers a sporty ride in a compact crossover package.As Nissan's smallest crossover, the Juke occupies a unique position, not only because of that status but also because of its unusual looks.
In our week and a half of test driving it, we got an equal number of "that's really cool looking" and "that's really ugly" comments, hurled presumably at the car, not at its driver. Most critiques of the driver tend toward the latter remark.
The Juke is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower and 170 pounds-feet of torque, which is quite a bit of a car of this size. The Juke, after all, is built on the platform of Nissan's Versa subcompact.
The Juke has a continuously variable transmission, but a six-speed manual is an option (on SV and SL trims that have front-wheel drive). All-wheel drive is also available.
The Juke is equipped with an Integrated Control (I-CON) system, which lets the driver pick from three driving modes: Normal, Sport, and Eco.  Nissan says the I-CON system changes the throttle response and steering based on which mode of driving is engaged.

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