2011 Nissan Juke Road Test 2 Specs | Edmunds

2011 Nissan Juke - Road Test Specs

2011 Nissan Juke Hatchback

(1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2011 Nissan Juke 4dr SUV FWD S (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$18,960
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$19,710


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected gasoline inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,599cc (98 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Redline, indicated (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, rearNon-independent twist-beam axle, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Tire make and modelGoodyear Eagle RS-A
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP215/55R17 98V
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, frontOne-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rearOne-piece solid cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

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
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.9
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.6
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.1
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.7 @ 89.7
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)66.2
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON61.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.82
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.2
@ Full throttle (dB)76.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.9
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,900

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith traction control on and the transmission in Drive, the CVT seems to take its time reaching redline. In Manual mode, the rpm ramps up much quicker (6,000 by 40 mph rather than 60 mph) but the faux "shifts" eliminate most of the advantage gained. Best run was in Manual mode until redline, and then switching back to Drive for the remainder of the run. A little noisy, but not like it's going to throw a con-rod through the hood; sporty overall.
Braking commentsMedium-effort pedal, some initial wander to the right, but otherwise an average experience. Adequate fade resistance.
Handling commentsSkid pad: With ESC stability control off, the Juke responds to throttle modulation, altering course and balancing between understeer and mild oversteer. Well tuned. With ESC on, the car pulls down the throttle to mitigate understeer. Steering feel is slightly springy and comfortably weighted. Slalom: With ESC off, the Juke is really, 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!

Testing Conditions

Test date8/3/2010
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)81.3
Relative humidity (%)33.3
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)3.6 head/crosswind
Odometer (mi.)1274
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/36

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)27 city/32 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)21.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,157
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
Step-in height, measured (in.)16.9


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

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