With highlights such as an available all-wheel drive, unique exterior/interior color customization, lively performance, and a sporty handling, the new 2017 Nissan Juke will have you seeing the inner beauty of Nissan’s feisty crossover/hatchback creation, however, it might be not be love at first sight. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
Don’t expect any apologies from the Juke’s controversial styling, which is part and parcel of its appeal. And just like the previous model, the 2017 version also allows you to mix and match colors thanks to the new Color Studio program. It’s styling aside, the Juke returns with an even better on-road capability and is undoubtedly among the top cream of compact crossover segment.
Much of what makes it appealing lies under its hood. Underneath its hood is a fuel-efficient, healthy turbocharged engine that comes paired to an all-wheel drive system. It’s also able to vary power delivered between the rear and front axles as well as the right and left rear wheels for maximum traction via the genuine rear-axle torque-vectoring system.
Handling is optimized even when the road starts to curve thanks to the taut suspension system, and the body is also free of scrapes on rough roads as a result of the impressive seven-inch ground clearance.
Perhaps on the notable idiosyncrasy available on the Juke is its cramped interior space. The cargo volume isn’t ample either. So if you’ve have a bunch of kids who need every day hauling, the Juke is probably the last option you should consider.
Other options you should consider include Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, and the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade is a good option especially for anyone who values a sporty driving experience. At the end of the day, it all depends on your priorities. The Juke is particularly recommended for people who don’t mind a controversial and bold styling.
Trim Options – 2017 Nissan Juke
Five trims – SL, SV, S, Nismo, and Nismo RS – are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Nissan Juke.
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Standard features and accessories to expect from the Juke S include Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, 17” alloy wheels, a trip computer, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, air-conditioning, a rearview camera, full power accessories, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a hands-free assistant, a CD player, a five-inch touchscreen interface, rear-folding 60/40-split seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and an adjustable driver seat.
Upgrading to the Juke SV gets you and upgraded cloth upholstery, selectable drive modes (Sport, Normal, and Eco), a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear privacy glass, satellite and HD radio, and a sunroof.
Options available for the Juke SV include heated front seats, 360-degree multi-view camera, a 5.8” color display, a navigation system, heated outside mirrors, an upgraded Rockford Fostgate audio system, and Nissan Connect smartphone app integration.
Tacking on a leather upholstery, foglights, and automatic headlights are offered for the Juke SL.
Opting for the Juke Nismo adds 18” alloy wheels, leather/synthetic-suede leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sportier suspension system, front sport seats, front sport seats, interior and exterior styling details, and a sportier tuning calibrations.
Finally, the Juke Nismo RS gets a simulated carbon-fiber and synthetic suede trim, a more aggressive suspension and steering tuning, a limited-slip differential, a more powerful engine, Recaro front sport seats, and bigger brakes. Packages and standalone options should be expected on its release date.
2017 Nissan Juke Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Nissan Juke is offered by a 1.6L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine able to churn out 188 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is taken a notch higher by the Nismo RS which is able to crank out 215 horsepower and 210 pounds-ft. of torque with the FWD, and 184 pounds-ft. of torque and 211 horsepower with the AWD version.
Zipping from 0-60 mph takes 7.3 seconds with the Continuously Variable Transmission system, and 6.9 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox.
When we come to the fuel economy, we should look forward to 26/31/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD, and 28/32/30 mpg with the FWD. the Nismo gets thriftier fuel economy ratings of 28/34/30 mpg with the six-speed, and 25/31/27 mpg with the manual-equipped-higher-output Nismo RS trim model.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 3.6 in. (99.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 6.4 in. (162.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.5 in. (69.5 in.)
Passenger volume: 85 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 2981 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 6,9 sec
MPG: 28/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bordeaux Black, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, Cosmic Blue, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Red Alert, Solar Yellow and Super Black
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Nissan Juke Release Date & Price
The Nissan Juke price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $20,250, and $28,020 for the Juke Nismo RS. As for when it will be offered for sale, rumors point to the first half of 2017. Stay tuned for more info on the release date!