Quick-footed handling; responsive engine; available all-wheel drive; comfortable seats; custom personalization program
Limited cargo space; some cheap interior materials; lack of rear-seat headroom; love-it-or-hate-it styling; ride can be rough
New for 2017 are updated 17-inch alloy wheels on SV and SL grades. The SV adds heated cloth seats and side mirrors to its list of standard equipment. See the 2017 Nissan Juke models for sale near you
The midlevel 2017 Nissan JUKE SV makes the most sense to us. You'll get a nice array of features without paying the premium the up-level SL requires. If you can swing the extra $1,500, we recommend that you add the optional Tech package, too. For those living in colder climates, all-wheel drive is suggested. Find a Nissan Juke for sale
Nissan offers five trim levels for the 2017 JUKE: S, SV, NISMO, SL and NISMO RS. All-wheel drive is available on all trims.
The JUKE S ($21,190) includes a CVT automatic, power windows, locks and mirrors, a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with an auxiliary input port, a rearview camera, Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button start, Bluetooth, cruise control, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, Siri Eyes Free, a trip computer and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The JUKE SV ($23,490) adds premium fabric, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, the Integrated Control (I-CON) multifunction controller, automatic climate control, USB/iPod control, a power sunroof, rear privacy glass and SiriusXM radio.
The JUKE SL ($26,180) is loaded with navigation radio, NissanConnect with mobile apps, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH audio with a powered subwoofer, Nissan's Around View Monitor with moving-object detection, leather upholstery, heated front seats, fog lights and auto-on/off headlights.
The JUKE NISMO ($25,770) adds sport tuning for the suspension and steering, a lowered ride height, 18-in wheels and unique NISMO exterior and interior treatments. Also standard are navigation, NissanConnnect with mobile apps, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH audio and the Around View Monitor with moving-object detection.
The JUKE NISMO RS ($28,960) brings a more powerful engine, a limited-slip rear differential (for manual models) and sport brakes.
All-wheel drive adds about $1,850 to the bottom line. The Tech package (navigation, Rockford Fosgate audio and the Around View Monitor with moving-object detection) can be added to the SV trim, as can the Black Pearl Edition by Color Studio.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Kia Soul -- The front-drive-only Kia Soul offers more cargo-carrying capacity and an available 201-hp turbocharged engine. Both vehicles have a descending roofline that compromises rear-seat headroom.
2017 MINI Countryman -- The JUKE and the Countryman are comparable in performance, but the Countryman is more expensive and has a smaller dealer network.
2017 Honda HR-V -- The HR-V lacks the JUKE's turbocharged engine and bold styling, but it offers better fuel economy in a more versatile and roomy package.
Used Subaru WRX -- A Subaru WRX offers more power, excellent handling and standard all-wheel drive with a manual transmission. There's also more interior room, although the audio and navigation systems are inferior to the JUKE's offerings.