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Sporting a frog-like appearance and nimble handling, the 2012 Nissan Juke is a fresh, efficient and affordable option in the small crossover segment.

The Juke, which made its debut last year, still carries a 188-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four cylinder engine that generates 177 pounds-feet of torque under the hood. A continuously variable transmission comes standard, while a six-speed manual is available in front-wheel-drive only SV and SL trims. Competitors to the funky looking Juke include the Kia Soul and Scion xB, though neither of those can keep up with the Juke when it comes to performance.

A performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system has the ability to split and transfer engine torque between the front and rear wheels so you can gain traction in the right spot at the right time. All-wheel-drive models also feature a multilink rear suspension rather than the torsion-beam design in the front-wheel-drive models. Because the all-wheel-drive Juke is tuned for those who like to drive, the available I-CON system includes a Sport mode for more responsiveness. If you’re just commuting to work or driving long distances on the freeway, simply adjust the I-CON system to Eco mode for fuel-sipping efficiency. EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency ratings are 25-27 mpg in the city and 30-32 mpg on the highway.

Everything about the 2012 Nissan Juke is different from almost any other vehicle, including the 370Z-inspired taillights, rally-car inspired front lights, sculpted scooped hood, and black grille. Seventeen-inch wheels and dual power outside mirrors are standard, while automatic headlights, fog lights, and a power sliding moonroof are optional.

Inside, the Juke’s unique motorcycle-esque center console is the defining interior feature of the four-door Juke with its ripples and curves. A six-speaker CD stereo with steering-wheel controls and iPod/Bluetooth® connectivity are standard. Options include automatic air conditioning, leather upholstery, heated front seats, push-button start, USB port, and a navigation system with a five-inch touch-screen. The Juke is anything but cavernous inside, but does offer 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats.

Safety features for the 2012 Nissan Juke include antilock brakes, a backup camera, active head restraints for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows, side-impact airbags for the front seats, and an electronic stability system.

Look different and experience the thrill of driving in the 2012 Nissan Juke.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 25 - 27 MPG
  • Highway: 30 - 32 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ***
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

31 of 34 (91%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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