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Introduction to this article by Royce Barber about the many years of the Nissan Juke.
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* This article shall contain the basics of the Nissan Juke. Every year, every major feature, with comparisons of trim levels and reviews. Mainly, United States oriented.
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* This article shall not be long winded.
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* Related Articles: Jeep Wrangler. Jeep Renegade.
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What's the Nissan Juke?
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* Named after a “juke box” music playing machine. The Nissan Juke is a popular compact SUV crossover (sports utility vehicle).
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General Pro's
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* Personality. Styled like a juke box.
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* Some are All Wheel Drive.
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* Lots of tech features.
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* Some versions come with great horsepower.
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General Con's
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* Juke's aren't for off roading or towing much weight. AllWheelDrive version can handle snow, but not deep snow at all. They won't drive through a very muddy river.
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Neutral Misc Information
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* In 2014, the Sunderland factory made 132,000 Jukes.
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Do Tall People Fit? Yep! Quotes from the big and TALL.
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“Im 6'1. My headroom is ok. My legs are long, but fit if I pull the seat back. It would have been nice if there was and adjustable telescopic steering, so I don't have to reach for the steering wheel.” -Yakuza77.
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“I'm 6'4” and a large person. In the front or passenger seat there's ample room for me to sit an extended period of time. The back however is cramped but doable. Mine is a Juke SV.“ -SleepDep247.
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“My hubby at 6'2” with 34” inseam and broad shoulders does fine with it.“ -TortoiseGirl.
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“My adult mountain bike barely fits in the back, without removing any wheels. Wasn't hard to stuff the bike in, it did require moving the front passenger seat fairly forward; driver's seat, too. I couldn't recline the seatback quite as far as I would've liked, because of the bike's rear wheel. Remove the front wheel and it's an easy fit for two bicycles.”
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“6'2 185 34inseam I fit fine with the drivers seat all the way back on the tracks and leaned back slightly for comfort since I have long arms.” -zna03.
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“I fit ok in my juke, but if I could put the seat back 2 or 3 more inches it would be perfection”. JayDawge.
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“I think the base model “S” has a slightly more head room because there is no moonroof. The higher trim levels “SV” & “SL” come with a moonroof.” - East Bay J.
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“I'm 6'2” and fit. With the seat all the way back I am pretty comfortable. I usually get 32” inseams for my jeans. My torso is tall, so I have an inch or two of room above my head. I drive a Juke SL.“ - JRS3RD
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“I drive a Juke SL AWD. I'm 6ft 3in. 254 lbs. 36 in-seam pants. No problems what-so-ever fitting.” - Stealth-91.
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2011
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* First year made. Same chassis used by the Nissan Versa and Cube.
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* Nissan Juke received Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick in 2011.
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2012
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* Very little change. Very little change from 2011.
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2013
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* Very little change.
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* In August 2013, Nissan launched a commercial for the Juke, featuring Stormtroopers from the Star Wars series.
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2014
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* Very little change.
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* Nissan Juke Nismo 2014, 2014 Car of the Year in Latvia.
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* JUKE SV adds the new I-Con smart control system which monitors many sensors such as automatic air conditioning, push button start, satellite radio. The cheaper Juke S has no I-Con system.
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* For myself… The goal year for my first Juke, hopefully AWD and red interior accents. Ideally something higher than a Juke S, so I'll have a backup camera.
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2015
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* Current Year.
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* 2015 Trim Levels from cheap to expensive: S, SV, SL, Nismo, Nismo RS.

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2016
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* 2016 Juke to be a new platform. Confirmed to be built on Nissan-Renault’s so-called CMF-B platform. The new Juke will continue to be built in Sunderland.
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2017
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2018
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* Completely new, using multi-purpose chassis.
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2014 Juke Configurations. All are 5-Door Wagon. FWD means Front Wheel Drive. AWD means All Wheel Drive. 2016 year model is very similar. Nismo means racing edition.
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* CVT FWD S. 27mpg city. 32mpg hwy. $18,480 $19,170
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* CVT AWD SL. 25mpg city. 30mpg hwy. $25,073 $26,170
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* CVT FWD SV. 27mpg city. 32mpg hwy. $21,296 $22,220
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* Manual FWD SV. 25mpg city. 31mpg hwy. $20,120 $20,990
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* CVT FWD SL. 27mpg city. 32mpg hwy. $23,448 $24,470
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* CVT AWD SV. 25mpg city. 30mpg hwy. $22,922 $23,920
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* CVT AWD S. 25mpg city. 30mpg hwy. $20,402. $21,170.
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* Manual FWD NISMO. 25mpg city. 31mpg hwy. $22,205. $23,170
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* Manual FWD NISMO RS. ?mpg city. ?mpg hwy. $25,026. $26,120
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* CVT AWD NISMO 25mpg city. 30mpg hwy. $24,404. $25,470.
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* CVT AWD NISMO RS. ?mpg city. ?mpg hwy. $26,938. $28,120.
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Competes With
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* Any small AllWheelDrive crossover wagon. Smaller than an SUV. Taller than a sedan. Not a mountain climbing vehicle.
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Royce's Personal Experience
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* First time test driven:
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* Notes: Looks stylish. Modern interior. Costs on par with competition. AWD. Automatic. Sadly not very high off ground. Sadly can't sleep in the back. Has back seat. Tow hitch/limit? Height off ground?
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* Other vehicles I like: Mazda3, Mazda CX7, Ford Escape.
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* Off Road driving notes:
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Rumor Mill (Generally Unconfirmed Urban Legends)
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* Sept 2015: Nissan has released the first teaser image of a new crossover concept that will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. No Juke bubbles, this is more edgey.
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* Below, a concept photo of the Nissan Gripz, in an official concept video from Nissan Europe. Giving the Juke a more stealth-fighter edgey racecar look, with less bubbly odd-ball-cartoon. Release year unknown. This concept will be built on Nissan's new multi-purpose platform with a number of other Nissan cars using the same platform. Soon the “Nissan Z” will be revealed, which may be a different crossover with fairly similar styling and a round Z badge.
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* Oct2015: Current news, is the 2018 Juke will be a complete remake. Using a multi-purpose chassis other Nissans will use. Gripz was likely just a concept name.
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Internet Resources
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* Official Site: http://www.nissanusa.com/crossovers/juke
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* Wikipedia for Nissan Juke: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Juke
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* NADA Juke History: http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/Nissan/JUKE/Model-History
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* Review at Kelly Blue Book:
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* Review at Car & Driver:
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* Review
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* Forum http://jukeclub.forumfree.it/
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* Forum http://www.nissanforum.ro/index.php?/forum/58-generalitati-juke/
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* Forum http://www.juke-forum.de/
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* Forum http://forums.nicoclub.com/juke-forum.html
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* Forum http://www.jukeownersclub.co.uk/forum/
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* Forum http://www.jukeownersgroup.com/
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* Forum http://www.thejukeclub.com/
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* Forum http://www.jukeforums.com/
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* Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/Nissan-Juke-Owners-Group-330969406947646/
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* Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/zercustoms2
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Sources Cited
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tech/vehicle_nissan_juke.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/14 04:56 by reb