2011 Nissan Juke SL: Can I Get an Armrest?
July 27, 2011
I like front center armrests, whether you're on a long freeway cruise or slogging through stop-and-go rush "hour" traffic, sometimes it's nice to just be able to plop your right arm down. As long as they're the right size and height, I don't care whether the armrest is the center console lid- or the flip-down type. Some small cars (such as a Mini Cooper and Fiat 500) offer the latter, as they don't have the space in their small cabins for a large covered console bin.
On the Juke Forums, I've noticed that more than a few owners/potential buyers have stated that they'd like Nissan to offer one for the Juke. But after checking out Nissan's options/accessories for the U.S. market Juke, it looks like no dice.
Doing a little digging, I found two. On eBay, there's a leather one that's an official Nissan accessory in the U.K. Little info is provided, but it appears to be the flip-down style. The price is 69 pounds, or about $113 U.S.D. The photo above is of a cloth-covered version.
And then there's another one (also located in the U.K.) that looks like it drops into the shallow open bin located towards the rear of the Juke's center console. It costs anywhere from 80 to 90 pounds (about $131 to $147 U.S.D.).
Have any of you Juke owners out there checked out and/or installed a center armrest for your ride?
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor