Inside, the Integrated Control system (I-CON) with its LED buttons that switch between climate and trip-computer modes has impressed me the most so far. I-CON displays real-time mpg and turbo-boost levels to encourage fuel saving and sportier driving. The Juke's cloth-wrapped seats are comfortable and its navigation easy to figure out, yet the overall cabin design looks busy.
There are some other niggles: With 10.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, there's barely enough room for passengers and their stuff. Then there's that droning CVT.
The Juke, whose funky form draws as many wide-eyed stares as it does passionate opinions, has a very different -- and at times questionable -- philosophy. It garners levels of bewilderment few other vehicles can match. That's why we're so enthused to live with it for the next 365 days.
|Base price|| $25,330 |
|Price as tested ||$25,890 |
|Vehicle layout|| Front engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV|
|Engine ||1.6L/188-hp/177-lb-ft turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4 |
|Transmission|| Cont variable auto|
|Curb weight ||(f/r dist) 3164 lb (59/41%)|
|Wheelbase|| 99.6 in|
|Length x width
x height|| 162.4 x 69.5 x 61.8 in|
|0-60 mph|| 7.3 sec|
|Quarter mile|| 15.7 sec @ 88.1 mph|
|Braking, 60-0|| 134 ft|
|Lateral acceleration|| 0.83 g (avg)|
|MT Figure Eight ||27.4 sec @ 0.63 g (avg)|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 25/30 mpg|
|Energy cons, city/hwy|| 135/112 kW-hrs/100 mi|
|CO2 emissions|| 0.72 lb/mi|
|Total mileage || 2580 mi|
|Average fuel econ|| 24.5 mpg|