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2012 Nissan Juke
2012 Nissan Juke
Available Price Range $9,390-$16,766 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 27-29 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Nissan Juke

Our Take

Nissan's five-seat Juke small crossover is about 20 inches shorter than the Rogue, the previous smallest crossover in the automaker's lineup, but it packs a more powerful engine and a sophisticated available all-wheel-drive system that together give the Juke a decidedly sporty bearing.... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Firm ride
  • Small backseat
  • Small cargo area
  • Automatic can be unresponsive
  • Uncomfortable driver's seat

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Available six-speed manual transmission
  • Standard iPod connectivity
  • FWD or AWD

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The 2012 Nissan Juke is short on cargo space and legroom, and it has a hard time fitting a couple of kids in the backseat. However, it does offer a zippy driving experience, unique looks and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system that makes it worth considering for tiny families or people without children. For those with the aforementioned small families or zero kids, the Juke is a fun, affor... Read full review for the 2012 Nissan Juke

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Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 24 reviews

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Jet car

by Bonifacy Kocipala from Itasca on November 1, 2012

If you are looking for something super confortable - get yourself a Cadi because you are not right for this car and this car is not for you - just the same way a motorbike is not for you. Otherwise th... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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