2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Nissan Juke - Road Test Specs

2013 Nissan Juke Hatchback

(1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2013 Nissan Juke Nismo 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger hatchback
Base MSRP$23,780
Options on test vehiclePearl White; Navigation Package ($1,170 -- includes secure digital card-based navigation system with 5-inch color touchscreen display, XM NavTraffic, rearview monitor, Rockford Fosgate ecoPunch audio system with 8-inch subwoofer and amplifier, six upgraded speakers, USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices); Center Armrest ($245).
As-tested MSRP$25,195
Assembly locationOppama, Japan


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,618/99
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,400
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)197 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)184 @ 2,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.36; II = 1.95; III = 1.39; IV = 1.11; V = 0.91; VI = 0.77; R = 3.29
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.21
Differential(s)Open front


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearNon-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.5
Tire make and modelContinental ContiSportContact 5
Tire typeSummer performance front and rear
Tire sizeP225/45R18 (95Y XL)
Wheel size18-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted cast aluminum
Brakes, front11.7-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.5-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.6
0-45 mph (sec.)4.7
0-60 mph (sec.)6.9
0-75 mph (sec.)10.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 90.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.6
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.2
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.3
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.9 @ 89.5
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)114
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON65.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.84
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.85
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.6
@ Full throttle (dB)71.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.0
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)3,050

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNot what we'd call inspiring acceleration, but the little turbo-4 does a commendable job of moving the Juke Nismo down the drag strip. Best launch came with a linear clutch release at 3,500 rpm, getting decent wheelspin. The six-speed manual gearbox has long throws, but a light action and it's super easy to find the next gear. The soft rev limiter hits at 59 mph in 2nd gear, forcing a shift right around 60 mph. Trap speeds remained consistent, no heat soak.
Braking commentsThe Juke Nismo exhibited the largest amount of ABS commotion and pulsing through the pedal that we can remember. Significant nosedive, and it pulled to the right slightly on most stops. First and last stops were the longest at 116 feet, while the sixth stop (second-to-last) was shortest at 114 feet.
Handling commentsSkid pad: More body roll than we expected from the stiffer suspension. Less grip than we expected from the summer tires. Lots of ESC intervention when the system was left on (cutting throttle, adding brakes), no intervention when fully turned off. But it turned out the ESC was actually doing a commendable job, as we couldn't go any faster with it off. We experimented with 3rd gear (instead of 2nd) to control the inside tire from spinning, but the times (2nd gear vs. 3rd gear) were absolutely identical. Slalom: Slow and not particularly engaging steering (again, expecting something a little better with this Nismo model) along with a sizable amount of body roll/lean through the turns. Best method was to get aggressive and throw the Juke around. The harder you charge, the better it works, and the more it comes alive. Which is kinda the car's nature. Eventually, though, the ESC system has enough of the shenanigans and starts adding brakes. Still, considerably quicker here with ESC on than previous, non-Nismo Jukes we tested.

Testing Conditions

Test date5/8/2013
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)69.4
Relative humidity (%)41.4
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)7.69, headwind
Odometer (mi.)1,083
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/33

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)25 city/31 highway/27 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)26.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2
Driving range (mi.)409.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM/CD Rockford Fosgate ecoPunch premium audio with 7 speakers (including 8-inch subwoofer) and 290 watts
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard Aux jack with optional USB port
Satellite radioStandard Sirius/XM with three-month trial subscription
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with traffic and 5-inch display screen
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition and doors
Parking aidsOptional back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,930
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,887
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)62/38
Length (in.)163.8
Width (in.)69.7
Height (in.)61.8
Wheelbase (in.)99.6
Track, front (in.)60.0
Track, rear (in.)60.0
Turning circle (ft.)36.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.1
Legroom, rear (in.)32.1
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
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
Trunk volume (cu-ft)10.5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)35.9
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)31.9
GVWR (lbs.)3,855
Ground clearance (in.)7.0
Approach angle (degrees)20.3
Departure angle (degrees)25.0
Breakover angle (degrees)21.3


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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