2012 Nissan Juke – Sporty looks and affordable

Posted by Stefan on October 9th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

2012 Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke is a relatively lesser known car which competes with the likes of Hyundai Tucson,Mini Couper Countryman and Mitsubishi Outlander Sports.

You may be tempted to compare Nissan juke as cheaper and smaller versions of the crossovers Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4. And we must indeed say that Nissan Juke has been successful to a great extent in doing so. Basically, it is intended for the people who can not afford the CR-V or the RAV4 and would have typically bought the cheaper subcompact like Nissan Versa, Honda Fit or the Toyota Yaris hatchback. The Nissan Juke, at a slightly higher price gives you the looks and feel of the smaller crossover SUV like that of the Hona CR-V or the Toyota RAV4.

And that brings us to the next question. What is the price of the 2012 Nissan Juke ? Before we go to this, let us see what are the different trims available for the 2012 Nissan Juke – since, the price of the Nissan Juke will depend upon the trims you are going to buy.

The Nissan Juke 2012 is expected to come in three models, similar to that of its predecessor – similar to the 2011 model. These three models are the base S, followed by SV and then the top of the line SL models. There are some discussions about the addition of a fourth model Krōm, pronounced as “chrome”.

Coming back to the prices, the prices of the Nissan Juke 2012 is not available at the time of writing, however, we can take a clue from the prices of the 2011 models of the Nissan Juke. According to Nissan USA, the range of the base price for the 2011 Nissan Juke is $19.7K to $25K ( and yes these prices do include the manufacturer destination fee). Car manufacturers are notorious for showing off extremely low prices for their entry level trims, which helps them in the advertisements and in luring potential customers. When you go to the dealer to look at the car for buying it, it turns out that it is devoid of real feature that you would definitely like to have. Nissan is not an exception. Its entry level front wheel drive S model is priced low ( sub $20K), but is not expected to generate any real sale. The price of the SV model model is expected to be close to $21K with manual transmission and close to $21.5K with automatic CVT transmission. The all wheel drive variation of the SV mode is expected to be priced $23K and upwards. The top of the line Juke SL model, with front wheel drive is ecpected to come $23K upwards for the manual transmission and and close to 24K for automatic CVT model. If you are looking for the All wheel drive SL model, you are looking at a price close to $25K and upwards.

To be launched by the autumn 2011, Nissan Juke is expected to have the same fuel economy as the previous year model. The automatic transmission version with front wheel drive for the 2011 Nissan Juke has city mileage rating of 27 miles per galon and highway mileage of 32 miles per galon for all three models S, SV and SL. The Front wheel drive with manual transmission has mileage rating of 24 miles per galon for city and 31 miles per galon for highway. It is expected that the mileage rating is going to stay unchanged for the 2012 model. The mileage rating is surprisingly great for a car in the compact crossover category. The all wheel drive model with automatic Xtronic CVT transmission is 25 miles per galon in city and 30 miles per galon in highway.

As in all cars, the mileage vary between driver to driver and you can expect your mileage to vary depending upon your driving habit.

No discussion of car is complete without the description of the engine and the transmission. The Juke 2012 is expected to continue the same engine and transmission as in its previous year model. All of the trims are expected to have 1.6 Liter four cylinder engine that gives out 188 horse power and a torque of 177 lb feet. There are two choices of transmission. You can either opt for the six speed manual transmission or the automatic transmission. The Automatic transmission of Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) helps in delivering better fuel mileage. The juke 2012 models will come in the front wheel drive as well as the all wheel drive. Notice that the AWD models will not have the manual transmission. Also, the S models come only with the CVT transmission.

Nissan cars are backed with a customary warranty which is valid for 36 month or 36K miles whichever comes early. You also get a limited powertrain coverage for 5 year and 60K miles. It is expected that the Juke 2012 will carry this warranty when it is launched.

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