With its on-sale date fast approaching, Nissan has announced official pricing for its North American-spec 2011 Nissan Juke small crossover, which made its U.S. debut at April's 2010 New York Auto Show. The Juke will start at $19,710 including destination fee.

That $19,710 gets you a front-wheel-drive Juke S with a continuously variable transmission. Those who wish to shift for themselves can opt for a manual transmission, available on higher SV and SL trim levels. The FWD Juke SV with a clutch pedal starts at $21,010; opting for the CVT adds another $500. Top-of-the-line, FWD Juke SLs start at $23,300 with a manual transmission and $23,800 with the CVT.

All-wheel-drive is also an option on the Juke, and is only available when paired with Nissan's CVT. The AWD system features a standard 50/50 front/rear torque split, but can shuffle power to the front and rear axles, as well as side-to-side on the rear axle, to improve cornering. The base AWD Juke S starts at $21,110; SV trim starts at $23,010; and range-topping SLs start at $25,300.

Although Juke buyers will have a choice of transmissions and drivetrain combinations, Nissan's new 1.6-liter, direct-injection turbocharged I-4 is standard across the board. The engine produces 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

All prices listed include Nissan's typical destination fee of $750, although the destination fee may change.

The Juke is scheduled to hit Nissan dealerships nationwide in October. Now that you've seen the Juke, do you think Nissan's quirky little crossover has a chance of sales success?

Source: Nissan