Maxing Out the 10.5-Cubic-Foot Cargo Bay - 2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke: Maxing Out the 10.5-Cubic-Foot Cargo Bay

February 08, 2011

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Yesterday afternoon my latest Zappo's order was delivered to our office. Getting the 32 inches long by 22 inches wide by 18.5 inches tall box down to the garage was an adventure on its own. And when I arrived at our 2011 Nissan Juke, the box was just a touch too wide and tall to slide into the cargo bay.

But not to worry.

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The 60/40 rear seats in the Juke fold perfectly flat, and by turning the box, I was able to get it around the rear suspension towers.

Once nice touch in this very small SUV are the carved out front seatbacks; they allow you to fold the rear seats down without having to scoot the front seats forward on their tracks. This is key if you have a long inseam -- I can remember driving a 2002 Jetta wagon that was basically undrivable for me with the rear seats folded, because the front seats had to come so far forward.

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I should also note that despite the height of the box and the slope of the Juke's rump, I still had a mostly clear view out the back (plus our long-termer's camera to fall back on), so no excuses for backing into that 2011 Chrysler 300.

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Erin Riches, Senior Editor


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