Small hatchbacks and crossover SUVs typically prioritize mundane things like practicality and fuel economy. But these days, there are choices on hand to satisfy car shoppers with more whimsical leanings. One of the more dramatic examples of this is the Nissan Juke, one of the first modern subcompact crossover SUVs to hit the U.S. market. The Juke comes with no shortage of personality. Some may be put off by its polarizing styling, but with endearing attributes such as its brisk performance and sharp handling, you may find yourself falling for this funky ride.
In reviews, we've found the Nissan Juke fun to drive. Its turbocharged four-cylinder engine is energetic and capable of brisk acceleration. Get the Juke on a winding stretch of road and it's in its element, happily shooting from corner to corner thanks to its sporty suspension tuning and big tires. Young drivers (or the young at heart) who are less concerned about interior space and outright practicality should find a lot to like in the Nissan Juke.