The all-new 2011 Nissan Juke sport cross takes its inspiration from a number of active lifestyle influences, including motorcycles and rally cars, to create a breakthrough design among traditional compact hatchbacks.
The new Juke combines the best qualities of a sporty sedan and SUV, fusing them together in a uniquely Nissan way with value, quality, efficiency, safety and driving pleasure.
Powering the all-new Juke is a standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline Turbo, 16-valve 4-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque.
Two transmissions are offered — Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission.
The new 2011 Juke features a powerful front end treatment with the turn signals integrated into the front fenders, a high beltline and coupe-like falling roofline. Other exterior details include body-colored outside mirrors and front door handles, “hidden” rear door handles and integrated roof spoiler.
Juke also offers generous ground clearance with the standard 17-inch wheels and tires. Adding to the authentic SUV look is a broad shoulder line, large wheel arches and lower bodywork that seems to emerge from under the vehicle. Above the waistline, Juke shows its sporty side with a raked windshield, upswept rear side windows and canopy-like glass.
The Juke interior is equally aggressive with bolstered front seats, a wide instrument panel and a unique center console inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank and finished in a high-gloss two-coat paint. The gearshift sits on top of the console, inspired by sports car driver/shifter positioning.
Base model estimated mpg: 27/32
Estimated starting price: $20,500
Compiled by Motor Matters

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