2016 Nissan Juke

Buyer's Guide

Nissan's wacky little Juke crossover moves into 2016 with some new tech and a few existing features that are now standard.

Additions to the basic package include a backup camera, intelligent keyless entry with push-button start, Bluetooth and heated seats, while new to the list of options is Siri Eyes Free for Apple iPhone users.

Juke's basic makeup is the same, though. All models use a 1.6L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque in standard models, while a pair of high-performance NISMO models get a more potent version of that motor. An AWD model gets one good for 211 hp and 184 lb-ft, and a front-drive variant gets 215 hp and 210 lb-ft.

Front-drive models use a six-speed manual transmission, while AWD models come exclusively with a continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission. While purists might scoff at the lack of a manual with the all-wheel drivetrain, it might be a worthwhile tradeoff for the AWD system's torque vectoring function, which can shuffle power between the left and right rear wheels in turns to improve cornering agility. It works well and makes the Juke a riot to drive enthusiastically.

Juke was one of the first subcompact crossovers to come to market, and it remains, all at once, the strangest and one of the most compelling, at least for buyers who appreciate engaging driving dynamics. What the Juke lacks is a truly practical interior: compared to other small crossovers, the back seat is very tight and cargo space is limited by the rakish rear end styling.

The SV FWD model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, NissanConnect mobile app, Bluetooth, backup camera, trip computer, air conditioning, cruise control, intelligent keyless entry, six-way manual driver's seat and four-way front passenger seat, heated front seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel and a six-speaker stereo with five-inch touchscreen display and USB and auxiliary inputs.

SV AWD trim doesn't add much in the way of convenience features, but it does get a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension in place of the base model's torsion beam setup.

SL models gain fog lights, sunroof, navigation, 360-degree camera system, automatic climate control, leather seats and transmission shift lever and a Rockford Fosgate stereo with subwoofer.

A NISMO model sticks with the base engine but adds steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, sport tuned suspension, NISMO body kit and trim, sport front seats with red stitching and a leather and Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel.

NISMO RS models get their respective uprated engines, while the FWD model trades four-wheel traction for a limited slip front differential. These models also get larger front brakes with red painted calipers, sport-tuned steering and a further uprated suspension.

Juke fuel consumption estimates are 8.5/7.2 L/100 km (city/highway) for a FWD/CVT model, and 8.8/7.5 with AWD. NISMO RS models are rated 8.9/7.5 L/100 km (FWD) and 9.4/8.1 (AWD).

Prices range from $20,698 to $31,998.

2016 Nissan Juke Specifications

There are 7 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $20,698 MSRP
7.7
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
188 hp @5600 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD $20,698 5 SUV
5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD 188 hp @5600 rpm 177 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD 162.4" 69.5" 61.8" 99.6"
5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD
5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD Cloth Seats
5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD
5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD
5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD $21,998 5 SUV
5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD 188 hp @5600 rpm 177 ft-lb @2000 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD 162.4" 69.5" 61.8" 99.6"
5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD
5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD Cloth Seats
5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD
5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD
5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD $24,178 5 SUV
5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD 188 hp @5600 rpm 177 ft-lb @2000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD 162.4" 69.5" 61.8" 99.6"
5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD
5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD Cloth Seats
5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD
5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD
5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD $28,798 5 SUV
5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD 215 hp @6000 rpm 210 ft-lb @3600 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD 162.4" 69.5" 61.8" 99.6"
5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD
5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD N/A
5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD
5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD $28,978 5 SUV
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD 188 hp @5600 rpm 177 ft-lb @2000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD 162.4" 69.5" 61.8" 99.6"
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD N/A
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD
5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD $30,178 5 SUV
5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD 188 hp @5600 rpm 177 ft-lb @2000 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD 162.4" 69.5" 61.8" 99.6"
5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD
5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD Leather Seats
5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD
5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD $31,998 5 SUV
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD 211 hp @6000 rpm 184 ft-lb @2400 rpm CVT Transmission All Wheel Drive
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD 162.4" 69.5" 61.8" 99.6"
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD N/A
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD
5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD

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Owner Reviews: 2016 Nissan / Juke

Average Rating

2011 Nissan Juke

Trim: SV 1.6CVT
by CKC on 11-06-2012
Excellent car to drive!
Other than the size a bit on the smaller side, everything else is great! Very flexible on the back, can put down the seats and carry lots of stuffs when needed! I would highly recommend this car!
Overall
5.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2012 Nissan Juke

by shondi on 11-04-2012
my Jukebox
Awesome car awesome fun so happy I made this purchase. If i had to recommend any car it would be the Juke. Previous car was a 2010 GM Pontiac G5 is terrible so many things went wrong with it after it turned a year old. No wonder they stopped making them!
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2011 Nissan Juke

by Princely-ride on 10-22-2012
Kiss a frog & find a prince
Some reviewers said the Juke looks like a bionic frog and maybe it does. But it is fun and frisky to drive. This is my first experience with an SUV crossover and I love the car like feel when driving.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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