Although the new 2017 Nissan Juke might lack the striking appeal at the first sight, a drive inside will have you seeing the inner beauty of Nissan’s feisty crossover/hatchback creation. According to Nissan, various new add-ons such as an available AWD system, a lively performance, unique exterior/interior color customizations, and a sporty handling are installed. Its release is set for next year’s May, at least according to various online sources.
A part of the Juke’s appeal lies squarely on its controversial styling which it offers without any apologies. Two years ago, Nissan even did the unthinkable, it introduced the new Color Studio program that could alloy any color combo. Think whatever you may about the Juke, but the bottom line is it offers a fun-to drive character and arguably remains as one of the most capable compact crossover vehicle in the segment.
Away from the styling, one among the various strengths it possesses lies below its skin – a healthy turbocharged engine. this highly potent yet fuel-sipping engine which comes mated to a genuine rear-axle torque vectoring and an all-wheel-drive means you can get optimum traction via its ability to vary power between the left and right rear wheels as well as the front and rear axles.
You can also count on the Juke whenever the road starts to get twisty, as it comes with a taut suspension system that makes for great handling. And with up to 7” of ground-clearance, the body will undoubtedly be free of scrapes on mundane road conditions. However, not everything in the Juke glitters like Gold. There exists some faulty areas that should give any cautious buyer a second thought though.
They include a relatively stiff ride, a limited cargo volume, a poor rear visibility, lots of plastics in the cabin, and a limited leg-and head room. If you can’t live with that there are several options available you can opt for.
If you are much into space (who isn’t!), both the new 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Chevrolet Trax will certainly be a godsend. The 2017 Mazda CX-3, on the hand, is the perfect alternative if you can’t get past the Juke’s exterior styling.
Trims Available – Nissan Juke
Five trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Juke: S, SV, SL, Nismo, and the Nismo RS.
Interior Changes & Exterior Colors – 2017 Nissan Juke
The S’s list of standard features and equipment includes a 60/40-split folding rear seats, keyless ignition and entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a hands-free texting assistant, a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cruise control, a 5-inch color monitor, a trip computer, and a tilt-only steering wheel.
Stepping up to the SV trim guarantees you of an upgraded cloth upholstery, three drive modes (Eco, Normal, and Sport), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, a rear privacy glass, the I-Con system, and satellite radio.
The SL gets all the contents of the Tech package plus a leather upholstery, foglights, and automatic headlights.
Upgrading to the Juke Nismo includes all the standard features available on the base and SV trim plus unique exterior and interior styling details, a sportier tuning and sportier suspension, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and front sport seats.
Last, but certainly not the least, is the Nismo RS. With the RS expect, a simulated carbon-fiber trim, a more aggressive suspension and steering tuning, a limited-slip differential, a more powerful engine, leather and synthetic suede, and bigger brakes.
Engine Specifications For The New 2017 Nissan Juke
Under the skin of the 2017 Nissan Juke lies a 1.6L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 188 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque. An improved version of the engine, however, gets 215 hp and 210 pounds-feet of torque and is offered for the top-rated Juke Nismo RS.
A time of 7.3 seconds is all you require to get the FWD 2017 Nissan Juke with a CVT passed 60 mph, and about 6.9 seconds with the six-speed manual Nismo.
The FWD CVT-equipped Juke returns 32/28/30 mpg on the highway/city/combined, but the AWD drops the ratings a bit lower to 31/26/28 mpg.
Price & 2017 Nissan Juke Release Date
Industry pundits allege the new 2017 Nissan Juke’s date of release should be expected in MAY of 2017. The price, on the other hand, is put at a base MSRP of $20,250 for the Hatchback, and $28,020 for the Juke Nismo RS.