International Consensus - 2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke: International Consensus

December 08, 2011


While I was walking in Japan's Tokyo's Ikebukuro neighborhood (which, if you haven't been there, is just what you imagine Tokyo to be like -- lots of people, high-rise department stores, ramen diners, pachinko bars, love hotels) at night last week, I saw three red Nissan Jukes in a 15-minute span.

One of them was driven by a 30-ish woman who was semi-aggressively trying to negotiate a gap in pedestrian traffic with her Juke. I couldn't hear if hers was a turbo; Nissan also sells a naturally-aspirated version of the 1.6-liter in Japan. But she was certainly making use of the Juke's tidy dimensions (well, it's not that small by Japan's standards, but still) and sharp handling to get through traffic.

We've enjoyed using our long-term Juke in city traffic, too. Los Angeles is a different kind of city than Tokyo, but evidently, this very compact crossover is more cosmopolitan than I'd realized.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 16,323 miles

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