2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Does The Bike Fit?
June 06, 2011
Temporarily forgetting about the Juke's styling, it's time to address its usefulness as an everyday vehicle. For me, one of the first questions I ask is: "Will I be able to fit my mountain bike in there this weekend?"
I mean, the Juke is pretty dang tiny. I actually wasn't 100-percent sure.
Yep, it can be done, and without taking the rear wheel off or lowering/removing the bike's seat. Obviously the Juke's hatchback and folding rear seats help greatly here.
Although it wasn't that hard to stuff the bike in, it did require moving the front passenger seat fairly far forward; the driver's seat, too. And I couldn't recline the seatback quite as far as I would've liked, because of the bike's rear wheel. Luckily, my drive was only about a half hour each way, so it was no big deal.
Would I take it again for the weekend? Sure, why not. The bike does fit, and the Juke is kinda fun to drive.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 6,433 miles.