Snow-Friendly Ground Clearance - 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Snow-Friendly Ground Clearance

December 27, 2011

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One thing that sets the Juke apart from some of the vehicles it's cross-shopped against is its ground clearance. With 7 inches between its undercarriage and the road, the Juke sits higher than models like the Mini Cooper Countryman (just under 6 inches), Kia Soul (6.5 inches) and Scion xB (5.1 inches).

An advantage of higher ground clearance is that it facilitates easier travel through snow. Combine this with the Juke's available all-wheel drive and the hatch with the odd sheet metal starts looking like an attractive choice for shoppers who frequently battle lots of white stuff on the road.

Do you live in a region that gets lots of snow? If so, is ground clearance something you consider when car-shopping?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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