2013 Nissan Juke: Test Car Gallery

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Depending on whom you ask, Nissan's Juke is either fun and cute or uncomfortable and ugly. In his review, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays took a look at the editorial staff's love/hate relationship with Nissan's compact crossover and his "praise runs thin."

The 2013 Nissan Juke comes in S, SV, SL and sported-up NISMO trims in front- and all-wheel drive. Standard on all is a zippy, turbocharged 188-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, bumped up to 197-hp in NISMO models. Transmissions include a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic.

Base prices start at $19,780; we tested a CVT-equipped SL all-wheel-drive model that started at $26,780. Extras like floormats, a center arm rest and sport package (rear roof spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels and a stainless-steel exhaust finisher) brought the as-tested price to $28,555 (all prices include a $790 destination fee).

Check out the photo gallery below. Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

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Comments 

Julie Sutton

I have a 2011 Juke and love it! The car is sporty, handles well and is fun to drive. Two things I would change about it is add a arm rest and a little more leg room in the back seats, otherwise the car is great.

David C. MacLEAN

I know the Japanese home company, Nissan, did not research names well as the term "Juke" originally in the USA came from "Juke Joint" or "house of Prostitutes". The jukebox was first used in bordellos to provide music for patrons waiting in line there, replacing the man playing the piano that you see in movies of the late 1890's. etc. The music box was so successful that it later went into diners and hamburger joints as well as soda parlors. I just can't get too enamoured about buying a 2014 Nissan Prostitute, though, no matter how nicely appointed it is.

Tony

This is a nice car but not worth of buying it. And prostitutes have nothing to do with it. But look at the comfort, turbo engine with premium fuel and fuel economy on this small Juke, and you better get something else.

Bruce D Ranger

My 2011 JUKE SL with the 6 speed manual was purchased used with just over 10,400 miles on it.

Since July 2012, I have put about 15,000 miles on it using both regular and premium fuel.

Since premium is recommended, but not required, I used each fuel exclusively for a month at a time to see if I could discern a difference in MPG and/or performance.

The bottom line is that neither MPG or performance were impacted by using regular in lieu of premium.

My cumulative MPG is 29.55

While the interior capacity is a lot less than my wife's 2013 CX-5, mine is a lot more fun to drive.

While the distinctive look of the JUKE is something that may bother some people, I have grown quite fond of it.

If I was looking for another vehicle today, then I would definitely consider another JUKE with the manual transmission.

Too bad that it is not available with the AWD.

Nick

Ugly, overpriced, and needs premium fuel. The trifecta!

Bruce D Ranger

It does NOT need premium.

Recommended yes,

required NO.

toddstew

David C MacLean is absolutely right; the name "juke" is a terrible embarrassment and I wouldn't be caught dead in a Nissan Juke. The word "juke" is pejorative slang for a black person, originally taken from a West African word for an ignorant or low grade person, and thus began to be applied in big cities as an adjective for anything socially unacceptable or from the wrong side of town, such as houses of prostitution. Especially in the south, establishments that had juke boxes and catered mainly to black folks didn't allow them to be called juke boxes, and always used some other word, such as music box. I can't imagine what the genius who came up with that name was thinking, and trust that he is no longer working for Nissan and is now pursuing a new career in connection with fast food franchises.

jon

I dont see why the name of the vehicle is so much of it. its just a marketing name. all of you being offended are looking way too far into a vehicle. you shouldnt be driving any vehicle on the market period. the name has absolutely nothing to do with how it drives, how it performs, and whether someone else should buy it. if you dont like it, well to each their own, but dont discourage people on something because you dont like how it was named. thats shallow and blatently ignorant.

I have a 2013 Juke NISMO, i absolutely love my vehicle. i would recommend it to anyone. I have a child as well, the child seats fit great in the vehicle, and its easy for me or my wife to put the seat in and take it out. it gets great MPG, averaging around 28 to 29.

If you are truely looking for a vehicle that gets good MPG, is fun to drive, and your not so shallow that the name bothers you, then this is a great option for you. i wouldnt change a thing and enjoy everytime i drive it.

PS: i never put premium fuel in it either and it runs just fine.

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