New content for the 2017 Juke includes new 17-inch machined-finished alloy wheels on SV and SL trims. Additionally, the Cold Weather Package (heated cloth front seats and outside mirrors) is now standard on the SV model. A limited-edition Juke Black Pearl Edition with exclusive Super Black paint and contrasting Pearl White accents is new for 2017. The Black Pearl Edition is limited to just 1,000 units in the U.S.
The Nissan Juke is the automaker’s funky entrant in the small but growing subcompact crossover segment. The Juke slots below the compact Rogue and midsize Murano and the three-row Pathfinder and Armada. Another inexpensive and new crossover option in Nissan’s lineup is the Rogue Sport.
In addition to the Black Pearl Edition, the Juke is available in S, SV, SL, Nismo, and Nismo RS models. Power for the Juke comes from a turbocharged 1.6-liter I-4 mated to a CVT in most configurations. A six-speed manual is used on front-drive NISMO and NISMO RS models.
The engine is rated 188 hp and 177 lb-ft in most trims. The NISMO RS makes 215 hp and 210 lb-ft in front-drive form and 211 hp and 184 lb-ft with all-wheel-drive. Although the NISMO and NISMO RS sport unique exterior aerodynamics and trim, only the NISMO RS features the more powerful engine and unique suspension, steering, and brake tuning.
Standard features include push-button start, rearview camera, NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps, a 5.0-inch color display, and Bluetooth phone and music.
Although the 2017 Nissan Juke has only been tested in the frontal crash and rollover tests (earning three and four stars, respectively), the 2016 Nissan Juke has a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the 2017 Juke earned a Good rating in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraints & seats tests, but only a Poor rating in the small overlap front test. The Juke isn’t available with a front crash warning or prevention system.
What We Think
“The Juke is a great choice for those looking for a fun-to-drive small crossover. However, if you need space for adults and cargo-carrying capability, then you’d be better served by traditional hatchback or wagon,” we said in our 2015 Nissan Juke SL AWD First Test. “Space and usability are sacrificed in favor of polarizing style and driving fun in the Juke, making it one of the least practical entries in the small crossover segment. Once you get behind the wheel and drive, though, all the thoughts of impracticality and polarizing looks magically disappear, replaced by the fun-to-drive nature and engaging on-road performance.”
Source : www.motortrend.com