Consumer Reviews Summary
42 of 45 (93%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Nissan Juke Overview
The 2013 Nissan Juke enters its third year of production with the same head-turning bodywork and fun-to-drive qualities that make it a great bargain.
Without question, the Juke is one of the most uniquely styled vehicles on the road today with its swept back headlight fixtures over large circular lamps up front, muscled fenders, and squat stance. It is one of the smallest crossovers on the road today, squatting on a 99.6 inch wheelbase that is six inches shorter than the one found on the compact Rogue crossover. The Juke’s short front and rear overhang hint at its sporty nature, as do the large 17-inch aluminum wheels. Although it looks like a two-door, the Juke actually has four-doors; the door handles for the rear doors are hidden up in the black plastic behind the rear window.
Under the hood is a peppy, 188-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 177 pounds-feet of torque. A CVT is standard (par for the course with Nissan), while a six-speed manual is optional for those who prefer to row their own gears. An all-wheel drive system which can split power evenly between the front and rear wheels (or side to side during cornering) is optional and only offered with the CVT.
Fuel economy checks in at 27/32 mpg city/highway in the most fuel efficient configuration (CVT and front-wheel drive). Opting for AWD drops those numbers to 25/30, while the six-speed manual returns 25/31 mpg city/highway.
The interior styling matches the exterior. It is bold and different, with a sunken instrument panel, circular air vents, and a one-piece dashboard that encloses the center console and audio/climate controls. Between the front seats is a motorcycle-inspired trim piece that is body colored and features the cup holders and storage compartments. Standard features include a 60/40-split folding rear seat, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, and cruise control. Optional are push button start, automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, backup camera, and a navigation system.
The 2013 Juke performed well in crash tests, getting four out of five overall stars from the NHTSA. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, front side-impact and side curtain airbags, electronic stability system, and active front head restraints.
One of the most engaging crossovers around, the 2013 Nissan Juke ups the fun-to-drive factor while also offering a decent amount of utility at a low price.