Ten Second Review
Nissan Juke Lease Review - The Nissan Juke is a compact SUV that has a lot of features to say the least, but is smaller inside the cabin than others in its class. The Juke was first introduced in 2010 at the Geneva Auto Show and has been a huge success for the company since.
The four cylinder engine has some good power thanks to the turbocharger. The automatic continuously variable transmission shifts smoothly, and when paired with the front wheel drive train, you get an average of 30 mpg and 188 horsepower.
The six speed manual transmission is not the same smooth shifter as the automatic version, but is by no means a jerky drive. The Juke handles well, and braking is solid too. All-wheel drive gives you the feeling that you are really sticking to the road. The overall handling is very agile, and drivers only have positive things to say about it.
The interior is plush and comfortable; with nice padding on the seats the drive is comfortable in more ways than one. The rear seat suffers from being close to the roof, so shorter people or kids will do better sitting back there. However you do have four doors for easier access to the back seat meaning all 5 seats are easy to gain access to. The steering wheel does adjusts in position, but not forward and back. There is not a lot of cargo room in the boot as well, ironic given that this is an SUV. It’s better looking and handling than storing and toting.
You do get a lot of standard features in the cabin however. A six speaker stereo comes with an MP3 player plug and steering wheel controls. All of your controls are logically set up in the panel and are easy to reach. There is a tachometer as well as a speedometer on the console. You can also get Bluetooth, remote entry, and cruise control.
You can choose to upgrade the stereo and add on satellite radio, get a navigation system, install a sun-roof, change out to leather seats, and connect a rear backup camera. Add in a USB connection as well to be able to plug in your portable devices.
The upgraded models also have climate control and mode-display on the dashboard. You can choose from Eco, Sport, or Normal drive modes. Your display can also show you your fuel efficiency and your turbo pressure to feed the inner nerd in you. On the front wheel drive versions, you can get an extra storage compartment under the main boot floor section.
Outside you get 17” aluminium alloy wheels for a sporty touch along with the “Coke bottle” shaped body. It’s an SUV that looks like a coupe. No more boxy, blocky SUVs with the new Nissan Juke.