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2014 Nissan Juke Review

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The 2014 Nissan Juke is a gorgeous crossover sport utility vehicle that shines brightly in its niche. The vehicle has impressive overall styling, plenty of fun interior gadgets, and a spacious hatchback. Most importantly, the Juke drives like a dream.

2014 Nissan JUKE Performance

2014 Nissan JUKEThe Juke’s best aspect is its fun factor. It handles perfectly, which is a bit surprising considering its large size. It accelerates quickly and responds to the driver’s commands right on cue. This year’s Juke has a ramped up turbocharged engine with 4 cylinders, 1.6 liters, 188 horses, and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Juke also features a special sport tuned suspension and optional all-wheel drive. Smaller hatchbacks rarely offer all-wheel drive, so this option will appeal to a broad variety of potential buyers.

Nissan JUKE Trims

This year’s Juke is available in four different trims: S, SV, SL, and the Nismo. The entry-level S trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6-speaker stereo, full power accessories, a trip computer, and more. The SV trim offers a few extra options, including a leather steering wheel, rear privacy glass, satellite radio, and special “I-Con” throttle settings that the driver can set to his or her liking. There is an optional Navigation package that provides a touch screen for navigation purposes. The package also provides a Rockford Fosgate stereo system with a subwoofer and a rearview camera. The SL adds heated front seats made of leather, fog lights, and automatic headlights.

Nissan JUKE Nismo

The Nismo trim has a more powerful engine with 197 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Although the S and SL trims have continuously variable automatic transmissions, the Nismo and SV can be equipped with six-speed manual transmissions. Nismos also have 18-inch alloy wheels, front sport seats, and a more stylish exterior and interior. Premium packages are available to add chrome to mirrors and door handles. A Midnight Edition package can be added which will provide special midnight black exterior detailing. Drivers can also add special illuminated door sills and accent lights with the Juke’s Interior Illumination package.

Efficiency and Safety

During Edmunds testing, the Juke equipped with a CVT accelerated from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.3 seconds. This is a commendable time for a vehicle the size of the Juke. A Juke equipped with the manual transmission hit 60 miles per hour in 8.1 seconds. The Juke attains 29 miles per gallon on average, with 27 miles per gallon in cities and 32 on highways. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the Juke still hits 27 miles per gallon on average with 25 in cities and 30 miles per gallon on highways.

The Juke is equipped with several safety features, including stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, front seat side airbags, front head restraints, and an optional rearview camera. During Edmunds testing, the Juke stopped from 60 miles per hour in only 123 feet. This is slightly above average for a vehicle the size of the Juke. The Nismo trim achieved the same feat in only 114 feet as it is equipped with summer-style tires.

The Juke received four stars out of five during government crash testing for overall crash protection. It received five stars for side impact protection, four stars for driver frontal impact protection, and three stars for front passenger protection. When tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Juke secured the highest possible rating of “Good” for its whiplash protection and seating/head restraint designs. It also scored a “Good” on moderate overlap frontal offset, roof strength, and side impact crash tests.

Nissan JUKE 2014 Review

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