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2013 Nissan Juke SL AWD CVT

Turbocharged Sport Cross

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Nissan Juke SL AWD CVT

In short: A fun and weird-looking sport cross.

Nissan Juke Review

Occupying a hazy middle ground between crossover, coupe and hatchback, Nissan's quirky "sport cross" is a lot of fun to look at — and even more fun to drive. Featuring a turbocharged, direct-injected 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, the Juke is quick out of the gates and handles well around turns. 60/40 split fold-down rear seats provide plenty of cargo space, making it a great choice for active urbanites who like to get out of town on occasion. Our Atomic Gold SL-trim tester boasted a wide breadth of standard amenities, including touch-screen navigation, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and push-button start. A high-performance NISMO version of the Juke is also available, boosting output from 188 horsepower to 197 and donning an aggressive new body kit.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty

Base Price: $26,650 / As Tested: $29,065

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door crossover

1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with direct injection
Horsepower: 188 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque: 177 lb-ft @ 2,000-5,200 rpm
Transmission: continuously variable transmission

Curb weight:
3,007 lbs
Wheelbase: 99.6 in
Length/Width/Height: 162.4/69.5/61.8 in

4-wheel disc brakes; ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist

Suspension: independent strut front; torsion beam rear
Traction: vehicle dynamic control with traction control system

Top Speed: 125 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 7.3 seconds

EPA City:
27 mpg
EPA Highway: 30 mpg

dual-stage front airbags; front seat-mounted side impact airbags; roof-mounted curtain side impact airbags

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