2011 Nissan Juke SV Photos SUV

February 25th, 2011 by By auto # Nissan

The 2011 Nissan Juke comes with a very advanced drivetrain, relying on an efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The D-Mode system lets you choose between Sport, Normal, and Eco drive settings. Although an exceedingly fun and satisfying car to drive, the funky 2011 Nissan Juke suffers from some weak cabin tech. Nissan designers don’t shy away from controversy. Both the Cube and the Leaf use designs that appeal to the quirky more than the conventional. And so it goes with the 2011 Nissan Juke, a new breed of compact SUV that inspires very mixed reactions. Although not luxurious, the cabin of the Juke looks quite nice. There are quality materials on high-touch surfaces. The navigation unit is only available at the top trim.

But judging from concept cars shown at auto shows, compact SUVs will be the newest trend in automotive design. Nissan has just gotten out ahead of everyone else. As a compact SUV, the Juke has the dimensions of an economy car like the Versa, yet sits on 17-inch wheels and a raised suspension, making access easy. It also incorporates one of the most modern gasoline engines available today. What will throw people off is the bug-eyed front end, fitted with a set of round headlights and another light casing on top of the front fender. From front to rear, the fenders are unduly prominent, making the cab look squashed between them. Even the hatchback has extra curvy elements.

For its $22,310 as-tested price, our Juke delivers an impressive array of features. Bluetooth and iPod integration work delightfully well, and the optional navigation system far outperforms what its $800 price tag would suggest. While the design is the most polarizing aspect, we reached agreement on performance. The 2011 Nissan Juke’s turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four produces an eager 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. With the continuously variable automatic buzzing the engine’s top speed incessantly, the front-drive Juke we tested accelerated to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, and through the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 91.9 mph, which is right on par with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T, mind you. Stopping distance is equally impressive, at a best of 124 feet from 60 mph.

Although not luxurious, the cabin of the Juke looks quite nice. There are quality materials on high-touch surfaces. The navigation unit is only available at the top trim.



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