2012 Nissan Juke

2012 Nissan Juke

4.4
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2012 Nissan Juke

4.4
24 reviews Change Vehicle
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Jet car

by 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...
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 the car is awesome. One of the most innovative things in this car is, in AWD, Vectored 4WD meaning that the car senses G-force and switches drive to correct wheels to counter it. That may be left wheels, right wheels, front or rear wheels. I haven't seen any other car equipped with that. This provides exceptional handling. Other thing is almost 190 hp from 1.6l 32 mpg hwy engine. The car has a little turbo lag but you just need to learn how to work it. I wish it had central arm rest but even without it it is quite all right. SV and SL models have programs for sport, normal and eco driving. In sport setting the car is like a jet!
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Great sporty car, but low mileage tires

by from Richmondville NY on April 24, 2012

I absolutely LOVE my Juke. I've never owned a sporty car like this, and it's wonderful for the most part. The bluetooth connectivity and upgraded speakers make it super to drive. My Juke has Sirius XM...
I absolutely LOVE my Juke. I've never owned a sporty car like this, and it's wonderful for the most part. The bluetooth connectivity and upgraded speakers make it super to drive. My Juke has Sirius XM radio and navigation, which both come in handy for those long drives. The only major gripe I have about the Juke is that I didn't know the "high performance" tires that it comes with are also low mileage tires. I haven't even got 20K on them yet, and they need to be replaced! I think Nissan should give an option to people for standard tires or high performance ones. I get compliments on my car constantly, so I keep business cards in my car for the dealership I bought my car from. I don't know why the cars.com review would say the driver's seat is uncomfortable, because it's not. There is nothing other than the tires I would change in this car. If you're looking for a smaller and sportier version of a Rogue, this is the car you want. Believe me, before you look at it and say it's too small, get in it first. We almost passed over this car when I couldn't find a Rogue that I wanted.
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Nissan's best kept secret.

by from Tallahassee, FL on February 27, 2012

Test drive all the Nissan SUVs and you will discover a secret. The Juke, which is classed as a crossover SUV/Hatchback, drives much more like a sports car than any of their SUVs. I wanted something wi...
Test drive all the Nissan SUVs and you will discover a secret. The Juke, which is classed as a crossover SUV/Hatchback, drives much more like a sports car than any of their SUVs. I wanted something with better gas mileage than the giant, gas hog SUV I had been driving, that looked like a coupe but with 4 doors, and had all the new electronic bells and whistles, But I still wanted all wheel drive. Little did I know that there was a secret Stig hidden in my personality, until I test drove the Juke. In Sports mode, it screams, hugs the road like a 911, looks cool in a futuristic way. I don't understand why Nissan has not promoted it more in advertising. Great car!
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head turning style and fun to drive

by from fort dodge iowa on September 5, 2012

i just got my juke and love it..i saw one about 1 1/2 ago and had to get to the dealer and see for myself... the interior with the black and red leather stitching is gorgeous. with all the bells and w...
i just got my juke and love it..i saw one about 1 1/2 ago and had to get to the dealer and see for myself... the interior with the black and red leather stitching is gorgeous. with all the bells and whistles of the sl version my only complaint is the lack of a arm rest..i find it comfortable for a 6 ft 1 guy and love the handling and acceleration.. i probably paid a little too much and feel like i was baited and switched from a offer but wasnt leaving without this car and found out later they actually loaned this car out but still sold it as new.. buy one...you wont be sorry!!!
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FUN car!!

by from Spartanburg, SC on April 26, 2012

Bought a 2012 Juke about a month ago, LOVE this car!!!!. Handling is A+, turbocharger gives it a serious boost, and the look of the car gets continuous second glances. Gauges and controls are very use...
Bought a 2012 Juke about a month ago, LOVE this car!!!!. Handling is A+, turbocharger gives it a serious boost, and the look of the car gets continuous second glances. Gauges and controls are very user friendly, and easy to navigate, we got the SL model, with navigation and sunroof, which are both fantastic. Only "knock" is lack of cargo space, but I knew that going in, as this is a small car, so I really cannot fairly knock it for that reason. If you test drive this- you will buy it.
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Juke 2012

by from WV on March 21, 2016

I bought my Juke SV in 2012 and still driving it. It now has 59k miles on it and still running as strong as the day I bought it. I really like my Juke and actually fell in love with it when I first sa...
I bought my Juke SV in 2012 and still driving it. It now has 59k miles on it and still running as strong as the day I bought it. I really like my Juke and actually fell in love with it when I first saw it in 2011. I told myself it was a very unique looking car and I would buy one the following year if they would release the safety rating. I'm not sure why it took Nissan so long to release the safety rating, but when they did I was very happy to see it had a 4.5 star safety rating. Before I get to the pros I want to mention the cons. The price was a little high for a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder turbo charged car. The tires it came with were not very good and did not last long. The gas mileage is ok except when it gets cold, it goes from about 31mpg down to 22mpg (that's while it's in eco mode), but if it's 65-72 degrees I am getting about 31-35mpg and I live in the mountains of WV. There is not a lot of leg room in the back, but I already knew that and so it doesn't bother me. The back up camera gets dirty easily and needs to be wiped off frequently, also not that big of a deal. On a sunny day it is hard to read the touch screen on the main display, which does bug me quite a bit lately. I wish Nissan had used a better display, maybe a gloss cover or something. I wish the side mirrors were a little smaller as well there is some wind noise. Now the pros, this car is very reliable, I haven't had any maintenance issues with it yet. It did have a recall on the timing chain and I was able to get that taken care of for free and no hassel. It is very quick and hades the road very well. I put snow tires on it this last winter and when I engaged the AWD I was shocked on how good it handled the snow and ice. I felt very very safe in this car this last winter. We had to drive from Pittsburg in the beginning of Jan. and there was an ice/snow storm on the way home. The interstate was nothing but a sheet of ice and once I engaged AWD and cleared the cars that couldn't move because they had the wrong tires and/or car, I was able to drive comfortably at 45mph+. The previous winter, not so much because I was driving with a popular brand name and model tire on the car. I was told they were as good as snow tires. NO THEY ARE NOT! They got me where I needed to go but I had to be very very careful. Making 90 degree turns would make the car slide sideways. Those tires have a 90k driving life but only lasted about 40k miles, i won't buy them again, they are very expensive and aren't that good at gripping the road, my snow tires grip better aND seem to las longer. I love having the option to change performance levels from eco to normal to sport. I also like being able to switch from FWD to AWD Variable, to AWD. The stereo is really nice, the GPS is pretty nice as well. I like having a back up camera, never had one before. ( can't really use it if sun is shining on screen though) The styling on the outside is very nice and unique and the layout on the inside is nice as well. I really like my heated leather seats. The blue tooth works great and the controls on the steering wheel are another nice touch. The CVT Transmission took me some time to get used to it because I've never experienced anything like it, it's not bad at all. The ICON system is nice and easy to operate. The car does have decent power and the ability to get you from 0-60 really quickly. I would highly recommend this car. The 2015 Jukes have some slight body style changes, some for the better. Give it a look see and test drive if you find yourself on the fence. You might just fall in love with it.
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Very fun car

by from Norfolk, Va. on April 3, 2012

I have had my Juke for two months and absolutely love it. It is very fun to drive and people are always saying how cool it looks. I bought it for its all wheel drive capability, fold down seats and ha...
I have had my Juke for two months and absolutely love it. It is very fun to drive and people are always saying how cool it looks. I bought it for its all wheel drive capability, fold down seats and hatchback that allow my dog and gear to travel with ease. Now that I own it, I see how much fun it is to cruise the town with.
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owned by senior

by from colorado on April 26, 2012

This juke is great i did a couple of additions to the juke that really made it better added a leather center arm rest and put a set of michelin tires on it for a better ride. the juke is a great buy f...
This juke is great i did a couple of additions to the juke that really made it better added a leather center arm rest and put a set of michelin tires on it for a better ride. the juke is a great buy for a awd. drive it you will like it.
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Pleasure to own

by from Dallas tx. on January 23, 2012

Fun to drive good gas mpg strong engine very good handling very comfortable Easy to load bagage because rear seat lay down
Fun to drive good gas mpg strong engine very good handling very comfortable Easy to load bagage because rear seat lay down
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Very Reliable

by from Ga. on August 30, 2012

I love the comfort, easy to drive. It's got great road comfort. I am very pleased. The comfort and room for a small car is great. I would reccomend this car to anyone. People stop me in parking lots a...
I love the comfort, easy to drive. It's got great road comfort. I am very pleased. The comfort and room for a small car is great. I would reccomend this car to anyone. People stop me in parking lots and ask me about it, I really build it up. I am very proud of it.
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