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.
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
7.7/10 Fuel Economy
2017 Nissan Juke Features
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.
17″ Aluminum-alloy wheels
INCLUDES S FEATURES, PLUS:
INCLUDES SV FEATURES PLUS:
5″ Color Display Audio
Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps
Nissan Intelligent Key
Heated front 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 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
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.
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.
15.8 sec @ 88.9 mph
18.4 sec @ 79 mph
17.0 sec @ 80.4 mph
16.3 sec @ 83.3 mph
EmissionTons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
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.
Brake pads Rear(in)
60-0 MPH (ft.)
2017 Nissan Juke Fuel Economy
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.
2017 Nissan Juke Interior
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.
Passenger Volume(ft cube)
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.
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).
Behind Second Row(cube ft.)
Second Row Folded (cube ft.)
2017 Nissan Juke Exterior
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.
Track width(in) F/R
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
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.
small overlap front driver side
small overlap front Passenger side
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats
Head restraints & seats
Crash Prevention And Mitigation
Frontal Crash Prevention
Child Seat Anchors
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.