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2017 Nissan Juke OVERVIEW
The funky little Nissan Juke subcompact crossover has been delighting motorists for years. The styling can be off-putting to some, but most appreciate its fierce sculpting, muscular lines, and bright exterior colors. With the available color packs, buyers can easily customize the look of their vehicle. The mini-ute nominally seats five and offers plenty of scoot for everyday and even spirited driving. Technology is spot-on for this class, and available amenities are plenty. Overall, the Juke is a fun, happy little car. Quirky, yes, but conformity never was the life of the party.
What's New for 2017
This model year sees the addition of new 17-inch machine-finished alloys wheels as standard. The mid-level SV gains standard heated side mirrors and seats.
Choosing Your Nissan Juke
The Juke offers plenty of configurations for people and cargo in its tiny hatchback frame. With its rear 60/40-split seat folded flat, there's 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space. With the seats up, the space shrinks to 10.1 cubes.
The front seats are sporty and bolstered, providing a great driving position to play with the selectable driving modes. Normal is for everyday driving, Eco delivers maximum efficiency, and Sport cranks up the fun.
There are five models available: S, SV, SL, NISMO, and NISMO RS. The first four are normal trim variations; the NISMO RS is the delightfully mental enthusiast’s version. The Juke can be equipped with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive in place of standard front-drive setup.
Excluding the NISMO RS, power comes from a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that lays down 188 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is used across the broad. The NISMO RS gets a 215- horsepower version of the 1.6-liter, and comes only with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive.
All-wheel drive adds so much capability and personality to the Juke, it’s hard to imagine ordering one without it.
Strong finance incentives carry on into March and most customers will probably opt to purchase rather than lease. Practically every model features cash rebates and low APR.... View All Nissan Lease Deals