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2013 Nissan Juke Nismo SUV

2013 Nissan Juke Review

(0 Stars)  Quirky to look at but fun to drive.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
A backup camera becomes standard with the navigation package on Juke SV models, and a new Rockford Fosgate sound system is added to SL models and to SV models with the navigation package. There are three new colors: atomic gold, brilliant silver, pearl white.
Overview
The Juke’s styling might be unusual, but the car has been a runaway success for Nissan, proving that not all small, affordable cars need to look the same. The idea for the Juke is to blend the benefits of a crossover (ride height, all-wheel-drive capability) with the fun aspects of a sports car (responsive engine, engaging handling). The interior is surprisingly commodious for such a compact vehicle, with seating for five and rear seats that fold flat to improve cargo capacity. The turbocharged, direct-injected 1.6-liter in-line four-cylinder engine provides punchy acceleration but still returns decent fuel economy. It can be mated to a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission in front-wheel-drive Jukes, whereas the all-wheel-drive model comes exclusively with the CVT. The Juke is no sports car, but it is far more interesting than the economy cars on which it is based. Minimal body roll and accurate steering make the Juke fun to throw around corners, and its brakes are similarly able to cope with enthusiastic driving. All-wheel-drive models use an independent rear suspension and a torque-vectoring rear differential, which distributes torque between the two rear wheels to improve cornering performance. The Juke is a unique compact crossover that is practical and enjoyable to drive—but its quirky styling is not for everyone.

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2013 Juke Nismo Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 1.6L in-line 4 DOHC with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 25 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 27 MPG combined and 357 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 197 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 184 ft lb of torque @ 2,000 rpm

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'13 Nissan Nismo SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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