The Juke puts the “fun” in “funky,” making it perfect for those who want a spry and speedy little runabout that also stands out in traffic. It’s powered by a 188-hp 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional. Sadly, a CVT is the only available transmission, which takes some joy out of driving. On the plus side, its light and informative steering makes it easy to fling around back-country curves or to jockey for position on a crowded interstate.
Thoroughly revised engine, cut-and-run personality, all-wheel-drive versatility.
Tight interior space, polarizing styling inside and out, CVT only available transmission.
front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 99 cu in, 1618 cc
Power: 188 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 177 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
TRANSMISSION: continuously variable automatic with manual shifting
Wheelbase: 99.6 in
Length: 162.4 in
Width: 69.5 in Height: 61.8 in
Passenger volume: 85 cu ft
Cargo volume: 11 cu ft
Curb weight: 3205 lb