2016 Nissan Juke Hatchback Review

The recently acclaimed 2016 Nissan Juke is going to be a very sporty alternative to any subcompact SUV out there on the market, and the list of those kind of SUVs is getting bigger each day. What makes the Juke great is the flamboyant rally-racer design and air to it that you immediately get upon seeing the vehicle and is a whole lot of different crossover than you have seen. But it actually lacks something that the competition has thought of in advance, and that is the fuel efficiency and the spacing that the rivals have already took into consideration.

2016 Nissan Juke Hatchback side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

The Juke is a perfect car if you want a small and sporty vehicle which will also help you stand out in the crowd. Not a lot of cars are equipped to do that but this one is and does it in style. The Juke may be a dark horse this year as this new 2016 model is going to update the vehicle in way that will solve most of the shortcomings the vehicle has faced before. The car has had its priorities in a different place which made it miss out on most the market actually demanded. Now when they managed to bring everything together, we are in for a surprise.

2016 Nissan Juke Hatchback front angle, headlights and grille

The crossover SUV market has grown in recent years with such additions as Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, and Mazda CX-3, but we see the Nissan Juke right there with them with the new 2016 release. It is true that the Juke brings sportiness and is a quirky contender at best compared to all of the mainstream models it battles against, but we think that it is where its potential actually lies. With an all wheel-drive, rally-racer inspired form and an Nismo RS form as well, the Juke promises great things. You can read all about this car and the release date on when it comes available here in the review which we have prepared.

2016 Nissan Juke design

The 2016 Nissan Juke is a considered as a bold and urban sports crossover car. The design is a combination of roughness and toughness that combines with the rally racer look the utility styling of today’s contemporary crossovers. The new design is something that is going to be pretty polarizing and captivating to the fans as the futuristic design has already started to get the attention of many around the world.

2016 Nissan Juke Hatchback front view, yellow color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The initial look is characterized with angels, bulges, hips and swells all over the car. The front side has the swooped fenders which are followed with the low mounted headlamps. There are some blade-like turn signals which bring the sporty elements and the grille has a predatory feel to it which results in something that no other rival on the market has borough together. The back side of the car has a slanted roofline at an angle that makes it seem as a coupe once you look at it from a certain perspective. The cope resemblance is actually owed to the hidden rear door handles that are placed behind.

2016 Nissan Juke Hatchback interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

The inside of the 2016 Nissan Juke features a very interesting look. You will immediately notice the bicycle inspired gauges placed on the center console which is combined with the shiny new upholstery and colorful inserts. The look is unique so to say as we do not get an out of the ordinary design but a cartoonish one which looks fun and very interesting to drive in. but the major thing is that the layout of the controls and the button configuration is pretty straight forward which balances the things out and keeps everything in check and serious.

2016 Nissan Juke Hatchback exterior, red color, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

For the 2016 model there is also the Juke Color Studio program being released which will enable you to customize the inside and outside of your car any way you like, making each model a unique one. You can add bright colors to the wheels, door handles and the rear spoiler. You can even do something with your headlamps, the inside trim of the car and the side sills as well. Virtually everything could be changed to your liking and you can make your own 2016 Nissan Juke truly your own by adding a personal sticker to it.

2016 Nissan Juke engine performance

2016 Nissan Juke Hatchback engine

The base type of the engine utilized with the 2016 Nissan Juke is going to be the 188-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain. You can get this one with a choice between a front wheel drive and a rear wheel drive and in both situations you can combine it with a continuously variable (CVT) transmission. A six-speed manual is something that also comes into play and is an option that people can consider as well. The  Nismo RS  is the most amped up version of the Juke that you can get as it uses the technology which makes the powertrain lighter and also makes the performance higher and better. With the changes made to the pwoertrain, this version is able to produce numbers such as 215 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Nismo then has an EPA rating of 28 mpg city, 32 highway, 30 combined for a front-drive model with the continuously variable transmission, and 28/34/30 mpg for a front-drive model with the 6-speed manual, if you use the AWD the numbers then drop to 26/31/28 mpg.

Release date and price

The 2016 Nissan Juke is going to appear pretty soon. The vehicle has already been scheduled for its 2016 release which will come in June. The car is going to start sales from then and you can even start asking about preordering if you are that interested. The price is a very affordable one which comes to 20,250 dollars base MSRP.

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