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2013 Mazda CX-5

2013 Nissan Juke

  2013 Mazda CX-5 road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2012 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO
MSRP
$20,995
$18,990
Invoice $20,396 $18,108
MPG
City/Highway
25/35 25/32
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration. Read Full Review The 2013 Nissan Juke is road candy, from its zippy powertrain to its wacky looks--but tight space and low real-world gas mileage leave an aftertaste. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Smart, sporty styling
  • Excellent, neutral handling
  • Seating height halfway between car and truck
  • Good rear-seat space and access
  • Base Sport model decently equipped

Dislikes:

  • Engine lacks power when you need it
  • Hard acceleration gets noisy
  • Rear quarter vision minimal
  • Six airbags seems sub-par these days

Likes:

  • Styling that parts the seas
  • Tech-intensive turbo four's a blast
  • Aggressively tuned
  • High seating position

Dislikes:

  • Gas mileage is low, for its size
  • Small cargo area
  • All-wheel-drive is mostly for show, not traction
  • Potential risk for resale--funky can become junky
  • Rides harshly
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