There comes a time in every car’s life for a mid-cycle refresh or update. The daring Nissan Juke first came on the scene in 2011, and the 2015 brings with it new lights front and rear, updated grille, and front and rear lower valances. There is new standard and optional features, such as the keyless entry, push-button start, surround-view camera, bluetooth connectivity, and more.
The obvious 2015 feature is the availability of the Color Studio exterior and interior accessories.
The 1.6L turbocharged and directed-injected four cylinder has also been updated. The power output is the same at 188 hp and 177 lb-ft or torque. However, this is the second generation of the engine. The compression is raised to 10.5:1. It’s lighter weight and has new components to reduce friction. The bottom line is that you get the maximum torque 400 rpm sooner. All the twist is available from 1,600 – 5,200 rpm. There is a 12% improvement in emissions, and the little guy is able to get 1 MPG better across the board. The front-wheel-drive Juke is now rated at 28 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, and 30 MPG combined. And the AWD model is at 26 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, and 28 MPG combined.
The 2015 Juke starts at $20,250 for the FWD model. This test model stickered at $28,225 with nearly every option and the standard (non-NISMO) engine.
How quick is the latest Juke 0-60 MPH and around the track? Check out this fun 2015 Nissan Juke test track video review with Nathan Adlen to find out.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011.