2011 Nissan Juke Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Nissan Juke - Road Test Specs

2011 Nissan Juke Hatchback

(1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo CVT Automatic)


Model year2011
StyleS 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
Base MSRP$18,960
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$19,710


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,599cc (98cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves/cylinder variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)188
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)177
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typePulley-regulated continuously variable transmission with console shifter with sport mode


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP215/55R17 98V
Tire size, rearP215/55R17 98V
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front -- 17-by-7 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.9
0-45 mph (sec.)4.9
0-60 mph (sec.)7.3
0-75 mph (sec.)10.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.5 @ 89.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)66.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.2
@ Full throttle (dB)76.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith trac on and in Drive, the CVT seems to take its time reaching redline; in manual mode the rpm ramps up much quicker (6,000 rpm by 40 rather than 60 mph). But the faux "shifts" eliminate most advantage gained. Best run was manual until redline then shifting back to Drive for remainder of run. A little noisy, but not like it's going to throw a rod -- sporty.
Braking commentsMedium-effort pedal, some initial wander to the right but average performance otherwise. Adequate fade resistance.
Handling commentsSlalom: With ESC off the Juke is shockingly, rewardingly willing to be chucked between the cones. Easy to place next to a cone, then lift gas to rotate, then back on throttle. Repeat. This sort of dexterity is usually found in a Mazda 3 or Mini Cooper. With ESC on, only slight corrections are made and control is quickly returned to the driver. Excellent ESC. Skid pad: With ESC off, the Juke responds well to throttle, altering course and balancing between understeer and mild oversteer. Well-tuned system. With ESC on, the system pulls down throttle to mitigate understeer. Steering feel is slightly springy and comfortably weighted.

Testing Conditions

Temperature (°F)81
Relative humidity (%)33
Wind (mph, direction)3.6, H/C

Fuel Consumption

Edmunds observed (mpg)22

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,931
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)63.6/36.4
Length (in.)162.4
Width (in.)69.5
Height (in.)61.8
Wheelbase (in.)99.6
Track, front (in.)60.0
Track, rear (in.)59.2
Legroom, front (in.)42.1
Legroom, rear (in.)32.1
Headroom, front (in.)38.6
Headroom, rear (in.)36.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.4
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10.5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)35.9


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited mileage
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring

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