Nissan Juke Review
The 2015 Nissan Juke is designed with ultimate perfection to rule over the roads. It holds an amazing exterior styling and multicolored theme. This compact crossover looks great with unique degree of customization and personality that makes it stand different from other small crossovers and hatchbacks. The Juke's exterior s seems to be modern and upmarket, a new refreshing sporty and dynamic look. Juke comes with new front and rear profile with new 'boomerang' headlights and tail lamp designs. These featured assemblies gives it a bold and sharp figure. Under the bold body, you'll find a fun-to-drive interior console that might even suit your personality. The front seats are comfortable, with substantial side bolsters which makes the drive enjoyable. A tilting steering wheel enables the driver to adjust it as per the convenience. Juke boasts of a turbocharged power and sport-tuned suspension that offer amazing handling and responsive capabilities. Furthermore, all-wheel drive is also available, which is rare to find in small hatchbacks. The cabin is spacious with sufficient legroom and cargo space, designed like a unique crossover wearing class. The 2015 Nissan Juke is powered by a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine that produces 116 PS of maximum power and a peak torque of 154Nm of torque. The Juke Nismo comes with the same engine, while the Nismo RS gets an upgraded version that churns out a maximum power of 215 hp and peak torque of 210 lb-ft. Juke comes with the CVT (continuously variable transmission) that makes the vehicle reach 0 to 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds. It is also designed to provide decent fuel economy of 30 mpg combined (28 city/32 highway). The 2015 Nissan Juke comes with safety features like front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, a rear view camera and active front head restraints.
Mileage and Fuel economy
The 2015 Nissan Juke comes with an estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg combined (28 city/32 highway) through the front-wheel drive and CVT. The manual-shift Juke is capable of providing 30 mpg combined (28/34), while the Nismo RS provides 27 mpg combined (25/31) with the manual transmission. The automatic transmission trim that comes with AWD gives around 27 mpg combined (25/29).
The 2015 Nissan Juke features a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces maximum power output of 116 PS @ 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 154 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The Juke Nismo has the same engine, but the Nismo RS gets an upgraded version good for 215 hp and 210 lb-ft (front-wheel drive) or 211 hp and 184 lb-ft (all-wheel drive).
Acceleration & Pickup
Nissan Juke with all-front-wheel-drive with the CVT takes the vehicle from zero to 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds. It is an impressively quick time for this category.
The Juke's exterior looks sporty and dynamic with new front and rear fascia. The front profile comes with a body coloured bumper followed by a V-Motion character design chrome grille. The additional new 'boomerang' headlight and taillight designs add an extra mark to the styling. The LED accent lamps gives the car chrome and crispy look. The slanted-back roofline, the rear side equipped with LED signature lamp and intermittent wiper gives the car neat outlook. The hidden door handles makes the cars look like a coupe from a distance.
The dimensions of this car is 4,135 X 1,765 X 1,580 mm (L X W X H). It offers a ground clearance of 178 mm. The 2,520 mm of wheelbase helps the car to maneuver around efficiently.
Inside, the design is carried over pretty much similar to its outgoing models. The gauges inside the console are somewhat motorcycle-inspired along with shiny nylon upholstery. The colorful inserts make the interiors appealing and decent. Proper styling with details have been provided to ensure amazing comfort level. The colour-shifting upholstery is provided with good detailing on multi-functional center console.
The seats come with supportive side bolsters which are capable of making the drive comfortable. The leather steering wheel hold inbuilt audio and cruise control along with wireless Bluetooth functions to make driver’s life easier. The front and rear seats are comfortable and are made from premium leather upholstery. The adjustable steering wheel enables the driver to adjust it as per the seating behavior. A good amount of cargo space has also been provided in the rear.
Inside, you will get fabric covered seats with rear seat available in 60:40 split. Juke's cargo area offers about 10 cubic feet behind the rear seats and turns out to be 36 cubic feet once the rear seats get folded.
Engine and Performance
The 2015 Nissan Juke features a turbocharged 1.6-litre inline four-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Juke Nismo has the same engine, but the Nismo RS gets an upgraded version with better performance expressing as 215 hp and 210 lb-ft (front-wheel drive).
Stereo and Accessories
The Juke boasts about its intelligent control display which comes with an integrated control panel that offers driving modes, namely, (normal, sport and eco) along with the automatic climate control. The optional Tech package comes with a 5.8-inch touchscreen that offers Nissan Connect smartphone app integration, a 360-degree "around-view" camera system. The Cold weather package offers heated front seats and exterior mirrors that turn out to be a much needed utility in cold weather condition. The sound system comes with a 5-inch colour interface installed with a CD player, a USB/iPod interface, wireless Bluetooth audio and a hands-free texting assistant.
Juke comes with large 17-inch alloy wheels while the upper trim gets 18-inches of alloy wheels.
Braking and Handling
Juke comes with a nicely weighted steering and firm suspension system that work together seamlessly to provide proper handling. As a crossover, the ride quality is extremely smooth, provided with sport suspension and tough summer tires.
Safety and Security
The Nissan Juke offers a good amount of safety features in the vehicle including antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, a rearview camera, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. The Juke received 4/5 stars for overall crash protection along with 3 stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Juke scored a "Good" rating in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. Juke's seat/head restraint design is the main reason for being rated good for the whiplash protection in rear impacts.
1. Improved front-end design with Easy-to-use controls
2. Standard Backup camera
3. Turbo power
4. Handling with AWD
1. Sloppy manual transmission
2. Cramped rear seat
3. Unresponsive CVT transmission