2011 Nissan Juke SV

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On the lookout for a unique compact SUV? Car Coach Lauren Fix gives you a look at the 2011 Nissan Juke SV.

Make — 2011 Nissan Juke

Model — SV AWD CVT
Where Manufactured — Japan
History– named after the Juke Box as sound system is fantastic
MPG — 25 / 30 mpg on premium fuel
Engine – 1.6L Direct Injected Turbo
188 horsepower — front wheel drive
Continuous Variable Transmission
Price – $24,260 as tested

This edgy looking car is another in Nissan’s fleet of unique designed vehicles. Available in 3 models, S, SV, and SL.

I took the Juke for a test drive. It was well equipped with 17″ alloy wheels, side/curtain airbags, vehicle dynamic control, traction control, push button start, driver select mode for fuel economy or performance, and four power outlets are standard.

The inside audio system was upgraded to 6 Rockford Fosgate 8″ woofer and amplifier and a USB connection for MP3’s, optional 5″ touch screen system navigation with XM NavTraffic and plenty of cup holders.

Competes with:

• Chevrolet Aveo
• Ford Fiesta
• Volkswagen Tiguan SEL
• Volvo XC60 R-Design

Likes:

• Unique look
• Peppy engine
• Good handling
• Great stereo
• Exterior color on inside
• Innovative center stack controls

Dislikes:

• Unique look
• Limited cargo area
• Could get better fuel economy

The 2011 Juke SV is fun to drive, has a great sound system and edgy looking compact SUV if you like to stand out in the crowd. Visit Nissan’s website for a closer look.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

Courtesy of YNN / Time Warner Cable
Aired: 8/23/2011