Quirky. Offbeat. Funky. It seems that where the Nissan Juke, these three adjectives seem to follow. Pick it: a subcompact crossover, the Juke uses high wheel arches and a pair of more honor badges of Maverick, its effect amplified only by the side glass chips, backdoors ambiguous, back gate with bulb, and twisted front and rear light lenses that rise, blisterlike, the surface of the body. But to write the juke as a cheap Carnival trick on wheels would be a disservice.
If you are looking for an indication of how seriously it takes the Nissan Juke, you will find the fully round of reviews of its engineers were in the online of 1.6 liters and four for the year 2015: Pistons are reformulated, increasing the compression ratio (now 10.5:1, 9.5:1), internal friction and the weight of the engine were reduced by the change of an iron liners covered with dew and the holes in the “mirror” coating cylinders and the turbocharger inertia is smaller.
There are more. Nissan also added a new intermediate lock function on the side of the entrance to the continuously variable valve control system equipped with a low pressure EGR system to lower the temperature of the exhaust gases, linked to a variable pressure oil pump and injector performance was optimized. It was definitely more than a pinch of tuning.
Despite the important hardware upgrades, the 1.6-litre second generation turbo four produces the exact same power 177 and 188 lb-ft of torque than the previous version. The good news is that the Max is available now at 1600 rpm, while the previous settings failed its full snarl to 2000 rpm.
It’s still a bit buzzy but significantly less than before. Nissan maintains that additional benefits are lower emissions and greater fuel efficiency, the latter evidenced by an improvement of 1 mpg in city and highway mileage, which are now 26 and 31 mpg. 26 mpg occurred in combined driving.
While Nissan is, apparently, a five-passenger vehicle, found in most cases to two people in the back seat. Although it is perfectly possible for a pair of long-limbed Thoroughbred individuals obtain conveniently located on the front, slide the backrest of the front seat essentially knocked out of the back seat.
It seemed to us to be preferable to the folding rear seats forward, increasing the diminutive 10.5 cubic feet of space for a little less diminutive 35.9 cubic feet, creating a quasi-brake type shots. In this configuration, the Juke shows a minimum of real utility.
Those who are not yet convinced that the Juke has a sober side only need to consider his $ 27.765 basis recommended by the manufacturer. After the grip on carpets on the floor and a trunk ($ 210) and a center arm ($ 250), our Juke SL AWD touched a fresh $ 28.225. This number elbows with vehicles like the Honda CR-v EX AWD (base price $ 27.675) and the Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD ($ 27,345), two vehicles with a little less attitude but more interior space. But for the Extroverts who want a tenacious turbo engine in a small crossover AWD, Juke is a serious matter.