2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Slippery

December 02, 2011

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No, I'm not talking about the Nissan Juke's coefficient of drag (which is 0.35, in case you were wondering). I'm referring to the slippery leather covering the Juke's front seats. The seats are comfortable enough and have decent side bolstering, but that doesn't matter too much if the leather is hard and slippy. Side bolsters don't stop you from sliding forward. I find myself having to re-position in this seat more often than usual.

There's nothing wrong with a good quality, soft and supple leather seat, but in the Juke's case I'd much rather have cloth. Warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, you know the story. And cloth definitely holds you in place better.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 16,071 miles.

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