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2011 Nissan Juke Fuel Economy

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The Juke's main drawback is its startlingly low fuel efficiency. While the EPA rated our CVT all-wheel-drive Juke was rated at 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, most reviews we've seen logged 22 mpg or less, even with long-distance highway cruising included. That would be low for a mid-size sedan, let alone a subcompact hatchback.

Reviewers aren't the only ones who are dismayed by the Juke's mileage. Owner forums carry a steady drumbeat of complaints of mileage remaining in the low 20-mpg range regardless of how it's driven.

The low mileage translates to a full-tank range of only around 300 miles, with the low-fuel warning light going on well before that. Most cars will usually go longer on a single tank than passengers' bladders will permit, so the Juke's short range is a shock. We've debated giving it an even lower score of 6, but for now, will give a little more standing to the EPA's official test numbers.

The 2011 Nissan Juke’s gas mileage is low enough to shock both reviewers and new owners.

The Juke is not offered with any alternative powertrains, such as a hybrid or a diesel.

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