2017 Nissan Juke is a breath of fresh air on the segment that’s never been more challenging; subcompact crossover. Its funky looks completely break free of the traditional crossover styling and add versatility to the segment.
Powerful and efficient subcompact crossovers are on a high demand and models like Hyundai Veloster, KIA Soul and Mazda 3 only help but add competition in this respective realm. But that’s not a thing to worry about as this new Nissan Juke comes competition-ready.
Power and Soul Under the Hood
This new Nissan Juke 2017 gets a 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which has a direct fuel injection. This gasoline engine produces 188 HP at 5,600 RPM and 177 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 RPM (redline: 5,200 RPM).
As this engine is the only option available, it has been tuned to produce 211/215 HP at 6,000 RPM and 184/210 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 – 6,000 RPM. There are options for both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
A CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) comes standard in the base model. However, a 6-speed manual as optional, respectively standard on higher trims. Moreover, EPA ratings go as 26 mpg in city, 31 mpg on highways and 28 mpg on a combined scale.
2017 Nissan Juke Performance Redefined
This new Nissan Juke 2017 can also be considered as a top performer in its respective class. The makers have tuned its drivetrain and chassis to enhance overall driving experience.
First, the front suspensions system consists of independent struts which move independently with separate links. This in turn helps in achieving greater vehicle stability which is best put into use while cornering.
Rear suspension vary with models ie. AWD models gets a multi-link independent suspension while FWD models get Torsion beam units. All the 4 wheels use ABS along with Brake Assist and EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution).
Unique Exterior Design
The new 2017 Nissan Juke sets its prominence a class apart with its one-of-a-kind exterior styling. Unlike anything that’s ever been seen, its ambiguous curvy design language demands attention. Up front, its quirky headlight design stays the same in design.
The grille, however, is stretched sideways a tad bit. The secondary headlight’s sections have a shallow recess which sparks a sporty-meets-aggressiveness stance. The front bumper flaunts a large air intake which is accompanied by 2 high-powered fog lights.
Things stay exciting and unique on the rear fascia as well. The rear fenders and wheel arches have a Volkswagen Beetle-like approach. Rear bumper’s design shouts muscularity and holds a single round exhaust.
Clean and quiet, sophisticated and practical, the interior cabin of this 2017 Nissan Juke lives up to its charisma. Front seats are heavily bolstered and are of sporty-type. As part of the generational refreshment, this cabin sports a playful theme with door panels and center console having a striking color match.
Trims and Pricing
The 2017 Nissan Juke comes in 5 trims and pricing varies accordingly – S starts at $20,000, SV starts at $22,000, SL starts at $25,000. Finally, 2017 Nissan Juke Nismo starts at $24,000 and Nismo RS starts at $28,000.