The 2014 Nissan Juke represents one of the most unique vehicles in its segment, because it made its own segment. Sure, the MINI Countryman, Subaru Crosstrek SV and Range Rover Evoque are simular in size and offer one form of AWD/4WD or another – but the Juke is built for a different demographic. The Nissan Juke was originally built for young, urban men. Funny how demographics can be so wrong.
All 2014 Nissan Jukes come with a turbocharger, 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline engine that makes 197 horsepower, in Nismo trim, and 188 hp for the regular version. A six-speed manual is available only with the front-drive models. All-wheel drive (AWD) comes with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which saps some of the fun.
The good news is: the Nissan Juke is still a very affordable, turbocharged runabout. Despite reservations about its unusual design and tight rear section (cargo and rear seating are cramped) the Juke is a pretty damn fun ride. Prices for the USA’s 2014 Nissan Juke have just been announced:
JUKE S CVT FWD $18,990 USD
JUKE SV MT FWD $20,990 USD
JUKE SV CVT FWD $22,040 USD
JUKE NISMO MT FWD $22,990 USD
JUKE SL CVT FWD $24,290 USD
JUKE S CVT AWD $20,990 USD
JUKE SV CVT AWD $23,740 USD
JUKE NISMO CVT AWD $25,290 USD
JUKE SL CVT AWD $25,990 USD
Destination and handling $810.
Check out our video review of the Nissan Juke Nismo!
Here are more details about the 2014 Nissan Juke:
“JUKE AWD models come standard with an advanced torque vectoring AWD system, which splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also can split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle’s cornering feel.
Also offered is the innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system that combines control of the automatic A/C and the three-mode drive selector – Normal for everyday driving; Sport for a more intense performance feel; and Eco for maximum efficiency – adjusting throttle, transmission (CVT) and steering feel.
Available JUKE interior and technology features include leather-appointed seats, Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, RearView Monitor, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH™ audio system and Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately). Safety features include six air bags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).” – – Nissan USA Media