2017 Nissan Juke

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2017 MODEL
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2017 Nissan Juke Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The manufacturer literally knows where they are intended to go with the 2017 Nissan Juke. When you see the Juke for the first time, your expression says it says it all. The Juke is absolutely funky and stylish, making no apologies for the styling at all. Nissan has tried to make it look distinguished up to some extent. Despite its controversial design, the 2017 Juke is fun in the driver seat and turns out to be a leading performer in the compact crossover segment.

There's a lot to notice beneath the surface of the Juke, like a quirky turbocharged powertrain that is efficient and powerful. An all-wheel-drive system means a lot to the Juke, offering amazing power between the front and rear axles for optimum traction.

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Pros

Responsive steering

Funky Exterior Look

Good all-round Visibility

Completely revised engine

Cons

Poor Fuel Economy

Cheap basic Interior

Limited cabin space

CVT only available sole transmission

What's New?

New 17-inch machined-finished alloy wheels on SV and SL trims

Cold Weather Package is now standard on the SV model

Limited-edition Juke Black Pearl Edition available with Super Black paint and Pearl White accents


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20250

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

top speed

145 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

99 cu. in.

horsepower

188 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

177 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

cvt

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.5 in. ventilated front disc/11.7 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

99.6 in.

length

162.4 in.

width

69.5 in.

height

61.8 in.

curb weight

2977 lbs.

ground clearance

7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

86.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

10.5 cu ft.

payload capacity

991 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/29/32 mpg

highway range

592 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No


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Styles

 2017 Nissan Juke in Bordeaux Black color  2017 Nissan Juke in Brilliant Silver color  2017 Nissan Juke in Cayenne Red color  2017 Nissan Juke in Cosmic Blue Metallic color  2017 Nissan Juke in Gun Metallic color  2017 Nissan Juke in Pearl White color  2017 Nissan Juke in Red Alert color  2017 Nissan Juke in Solar Yellow color
Bordeaux Black

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine

7.2

Fuel Economy

7.7

Interior

4.5

Exterior

6.8

Safety

5.5

6.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Nissan Juke S

S

power
188 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
29 combined

$20,250 - $22,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $20,250 MSRP (28 mpg/29 mpg/32 mpg) 188 hp @ 5600 rpm1.6I4premium unleaded (recommended)
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive N/A
S 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $22,100 MSRP (26 mpg/28 mpg/30 mpg) 188 hp @ 5600 rpm1.6I4premium unleaded (recommended)
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continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive N/A

 2017 Nissan Juke SV

SV

power
188 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
29 combined

$22,550 - $24,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $22,550 MSRP (28 mpg/29 mpg/32 mpg) 188 hp @ 5600 rpm1.6I4premium unleaded (recommended)
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive N/A
SV 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $24,400 MSRP (26 mpg/28 mpg/30 mpg) 188 hp @ 5600 rpm1.6I4premium unleaded (recommended)
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continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive N/A

 2017 Nissan Juke SL

SL

power
188 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
29 combined

$25,240 - $26,940


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $25,240 MSRP (28 mpg/29 mpg/32 mpg) 188 hp @ 5600 rpm1.6I4premium unleaded (recommended)
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive N/A
SL 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $26,940 MSRP (26 mpg/28 mpg/30 mpg) 188 hp @ 5600 rpm1.6I4premium unleaded (recommended)
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continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive N/A

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 24, 2018

6.6

Overall Rating


The suspension makes the handling easier when the road drifts, and the 7-inch ground clearance facilitates off-road delight. The only downside with the Juke is its interior space. The cabin space can be seen compromised with the spunky design. Cool looks are fine, but the scarcity of cabin volume is something unacceptable


7.5/10
Features

 

7.2/10
Engine

 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

4.5/10
Interior

 

6.8/10
Exterior

 

5.5/10
Safety

 
 
 

2017 Nissan Juke Features

7.5/10

Juke comes in 3 trims: base S, SV, and SL. All the trims are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engine is further mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and available in the standard front-wheel drive.

Nissan has provided various options depending on the trim level. The options include interior illumination details, center armrest, and alternate wheels. There’s also Juke Color Studio, that allows you to customize your Jukes exterior/interior with various mix and match of color accents.

Trims S SV SL
MSRP(FWD) $20,250 $22,550 $25,240
MSRP(AWD) $22,100 $24,400 $26,940
Features 17″ Aluminum-alloy wheels INCLUDES S FEATURES, PLUS: INCLUDES SV FEATURES PLUS:
  5″ Color Display Audio    
  Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System Power Moonroof NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps
  Nissan Intelligent Key Heated front seats Leather-appointed seats
  Siri Eyes Free Integrated Control (I-CON) system with Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH audio system
    Sirius Satellite Radio Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection

We Recommend

We would recommend the 2017 Nissan Juke SV with all-wheel drive. The price is slightly higher than the outgoing trim, but you get hefty of features at the same. You can now avail heated front seats and heated outside mirror as standard. The front armrest comes factory installed that offered some extra storage space too.

2017 Nissan Juke Engine

7.2/10

With sharp handling and a spunky turbo-4, the Juke is the "sports car" of compact crossovers. -edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Under the hood, the Nissan is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 188 horsepower along with 177 lb-ft of torque. Standard Transmission is a CVT automatic. Nismo models come with a standard six-speed manual transmission. The Nismo RS churn out a maximum power of 215 horsepower. This is perhaps the highest power output among the competitors.

Kia Soul manages to make only 130 ho with its 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gas engine, while the CH-R makes 144-hp with its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine.

Models Nissan Juke Toyota C-HR Kia Soul Mazda CX-3
MSRP $20,250 $22,500 $ 16,100 $20,110
Engine 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve engine 1.6-liter 4-cylinder Gas engine 2.0L Inline 4 Gas Engine
Transmission CVT automatic CVT automatic 6-speed  manual 6-speed Automatic
Power 188 hp @ 5600 rpm 144 hp @ 6100 rpm 130hp @ 6300 rpm 146hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 177 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm 139 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm 118 ft-lbs @ 4850 rpm 146 ft-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Acceleration

The Juke’s engine offers sufficient power to accelerate it smoothly. All the trims get adaptive steering and transmission modes to control the crossover’s drivability. Turbo lag can be avoided with the low-end power and steady increase through the rev cycle. It takes only 7.4 seconds to sprint from zero to 60 mph. While the competitors fail to compete. Toyota CH-R turns out to be disappointing on the acceleration part.

Models Nissan Juke Toyota C-HR Kia Soul Mazda CX-3
0-60 MPH 7.4 sec 9.5 sec 9.2 sec 8.6 sec
Quarter mile 15.8 sec @ 88.9 mph 18.4 sec @ 79 mph 17.0 sec @ 80.4 mph 16.3 sec @ 83.3 mph
Engine 1.6L 2.0L 1.6L 2.0L
EmissionTons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 6.2 6.5 5.7

Braking and Handling

The hatch scores will in the handling and drivability part. Though it’s a compact SUV, you may find that the car is easy to handle like a small sporty car. Its  steering is precise and responsive all together, taking close cuts while cornering. On smooth surfaces, the juke mostly rides comfortably. The regular Jukes are fun to drive whereas the NISMO and NISMO RS models are more aggressive in this regard as these are performance models.

Model Nissan Juke Toyota C-HR Kia Soul Mazda CX-3
Brake pads-front(in) 11.7 11.8 11.0 11.0
Brake pads Rear(in) 11.5 11.2 10.3 11.1
Curb weight(lbs) 2977 3300 2884 2809
60-0 MPH (ft.) 119 124 114 117

2017 Nissan Juke Fuel Economy

7.7/10

The base Juke with automatic transmission returns 28 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, which is quite decent in the class. However, Mazda CX-3 offers 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The Nismo trim with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission returns an excellent fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Model Nissan Juke Toyota C-HR Kia Soul Mazda CX-3
MPG (city) 28 27 24 29
MPG (highway) 32 31 30 34
MPG (combined) 29 29 27 31

2017 Nissan Juke Interior

4.5/10

Like its exterior, the Juke's cabin is a bit overstyled. Combining the climate controls with the drive mode selector is somewhat unintuitive and requires extra steps. There's plenty of headroom up front, less in the rear, and the sloping roof means cargo space is limited. -edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The cabin gets some basic cheap plastic material all around. You’ll get an optional central armrest and there’s no center armrest provided. The front seats appear superb, and so is the steering wheels, which comes with leather upholstery. There’s plenty of headroom in the front, while the rear becomes narrow due to the sloping roof. All the rivals in the segment offer similar passenger volume, only the Kia Soul turns out to be spacious in this regard.

Model Nissan Juke Toyota C-HR Kia Soul Mazda CX-3
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Passenger Volume(ft cube) 86.7 83.8 101 86.3
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

 

(In.)

 

39.6/53.6/42.1 38.1/49/43.5 39.6/55.5/40.9 37.6/53.5/41.7
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

 

(In.)

 

36.7/51.4/32.1 38.3/52.5/31.7 39.5/54.7/39.1 37.2/50.4/35

Infotainment System

Most of the audio and climate controls are easy to reach from the driver seat. The infotainment system is offered in trims above the base model. With the infotainment, you can access social media, internet radio, and satellite radio-linked traffic and weather.

Cargo Space

The compact SUV offers little cargo volume due to the funky design inside-out. It offers mere 10.5 cubic feet of cargo space, which is smaller than most of the crossovers on the segment. After folding the second-row seat, you can expand the cargo room to 35.9 cubic feet. The Kia Souls holds a cavernous cargo that gives you 61.2 cubic feet (with second-row seat folded).

Model Nissan Juke Toyota C-HR Kia Soul Mazda CX-3
Behind Second Row(cube ft.) 10.5 19.0 24.2 12.4
Second Row Folded (cube ft.) 35.9 36.4 61.2 44.5

2017 Nissan Juke Exterior

6.8/10

Dimensions and Weight

Nissan Juke is one of those rare cars that actually catches your eyes. There’s no other car like Juke, this is all that makes it unique. The unique crossover wears distinct shape with standout styling. It comes in nine colors that can give an extra excitement to your personality. Lengthwise, the C-HR is longer than the Juke.

Model Nissan Juke Toyota C-HR Kia Soul Mazda CX-3
curb weight(lbs) 2977 3300 2884 2809
Length(in) 162.4 171.2 163 168.3
Width(in) 69.5 70.7 70.9 60
Height(in) 61.8 61.6 63.5 60.7
Ground clearance(in) 6.6 5.9 5.6 6.2
Wheelbase(in) 99.6 103.9 101.2 101.2
Track width(in) F/R 60/60 60.6/60.6 62/62.5 60/59.9

Nissan Juke is unconditional, unparalleled and funky from all sides. It wears high wheel arches and an even higher beltline that amplifies its exterior styling. The front fascia is outrageous with streaking headlamps, while the rear looks tucked. Meanwhile, from the side profile, the roofline moves rearward, with integrated rear-door handles. The Nismo variants sport aerodynamic body kid, while the top-of-the-lineup Nismo RS boasts red brake calipers.

2017 Nissan Juke Safety

5.5/10

The hatch has only been tested in the front crash and rollover crash test (earning three and four stars, respectively). In the IIHS testing, the Juke scores good rating in the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, head restraints, and seat tests, but scored poo rating in the small overlap front test. It lacks a front crash warning or prevention system.

It is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile general warranty and five-year/60,000-mile engine warranty.

IIHS Rating

Crash Worthiness
small overlap front driver side Poor
small overlap front Passenger side N/A
Moderate overlap front Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Head restraints & seats Good

 

Crash Prevention And Mitigation
Frontal Crash Prevention N/A
Child Seat Anchors Acceptable

Safety Features

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant- classification sensors
  • Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupants head protection
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for the driver)
  • High-strength steel side-door guard beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) display
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones

2017 Nissan Juke Competition

Nissan Juke vs Toyota CH-R

The Toyota CH-R is wider than the Nissan Juke. So, with the Nissan Juke, you’ll find easy to get in or out of your car in a tight parking spot. With higher torque, Juke transmits more power to its wheels than the Toyota.The Juke offers a larger turning radius than the C-HR, making it hard to maneuver in narrow spots.

Nissan Juke vs Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is a funky compact car. While the comparison can be for namesake, but the hatch can be a better buy against the Nissan Juke. Its boxy design allows more cargo area. Its total cargo space outclasses major subcompact SUV, and it is twice the space offered by the Juke. The rear seat of Juke is nothing more to use other than cargo.

The Soul has also been priced competitively. It costs $4000 lesser than the Juke. The base model is priced at $16,100. The only downside with the car is that it can’t be fitted with all-wheel drive like the Juke. The Soul also scored good crash test ratings than the Juke.

Nissan Juke vs Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CZ-3 is not generous with its cabin space but still manages to provide more space than the Juke. The CX-3 really does well with the driver assistance features. The CX-3 holds abundant advanced features. The CX-3 has scored five-star overall ratings in the NHTSA crash tests.

The CX-3 starts below $20,000, and the top trim stays below $25,000. Whereas the base Juke is priced at $20,250, and the top trim exceeds $30,000. No matter how much you much money you spend on buying new Juke, you can’t get advanced features like Mazda CX-3.

2017 Nissan Juke Final Verdict

The only reason to opt for the 2017 Nissan Juke is if you really are fantasized by its funky and sporty attire. It’s definitely a fun crossover to drive, but the passenger space is actually cramped up. The sport suspension is great to make your daily commuting well off. And you can’t really measure Juke’s potential. The turbocharged engine is well tuned to prevent any turbo lag and the engine does return dome good mileage in comparison to the rivals. You may not get fully protected as the dismal crash test ratings and lack of advanced safety features reveal.

If you are buying Juke just because you want to look distinguished from others on the street, consider the boxy Kia Soul and Mazda CX-3. There are other numerous better vehicles that offer best-in-class safety features and interior space.