The Nissan Juke SUV Crossover comes in three trims, the S, SV and SL. All three offer a 1.6 liter 188 hp turbocharged inline 4 engine. The S comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the SV and SL offer either a CVT or six speed manual transmission. All models come with front wheel drive, but all wheel drive is an option with the CVT. In addition to the powerful engine, the S comes with full power accessories, 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry, 60/40 split rear folding seats, tilt only steering, trip computer, Bluetooth and a six speaker audio system with CD and auxiliary jack. The SV trim comes with rear privacy glass, sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, steering wheel wrapped in leather, satellite radio, upgraded upholstery, climate control, I-CON and an optional navigation package that offers a navigation system and upgraded sound system. The SL Trim will also add in foglights, automatic headlights, heated front seats, leather upholstery, rearview camera and several optional packages. The Sport Accessory Package boasts a rear spoiler, stainless steel exhaust and a unique set of wheels. With the Chrome Package there are chrome door handles, mirrors and side molding added to the vehicle. The Illumination Package features accent lighting and illuminated door sill plates.
Not everything about the Nissan Juke is excellent. The look itself is something that buyers will either love or hate. It is unique and showcases the personality of the vehicle, but it may not be exactly what everyone is looking for. It has less cargo space than the competition and this is made more evident when wanting to carry something tall. Like the backseat, the cargo area is affected greatly by the sloping roof. The front seats are comfortable, but there is limited ability to adjust them. Some might find the lack of center armrest as a disadvantage.
Overall, buyers will find that they are presently surprised by the Nissan Juke SUV Crossover. When it comes to family SUVs, the Juke has quite a bit to offer in the way of upscale features and performance. Even with a 4 cylinder engine, it offers more power, better handling and a faster acceleration than most crossover vehicles. The intention of getting the ease of use that comes with a small car is not wasted on the Juke. It offers a good ride and many will enjoy the plentiful features that come with it. To make it even better, the Juke is low-cost and gets decent fuel economy. This makes owning one significantly less than the typical SUV.