Today we have pricing details for one of the most exciting vehicles on the horizon, the all-new 2011 Nissan Juke. The compact five-door crossover with muscular styling and a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine will go on sale across the country this October priced from a very reasonable $18,960.
This gets you behind the wheel of the base Juke S model, which still comes with a handy CVT and economical front-wheel drive layout. In addition to the CVT, a conventional six-speed manual is also offered. The most fuel efficient model, however, is the front-wheel drive Juke equipped with the CVT; it registers a fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
In total, the 2011 Juke is available in eight models, each powered by a standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder mill with direct injection and turbocharging technologies and rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
If you opt for an all-wheel drive model, you get a powerful torque vectoring system that splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also split torque from side to side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle's cornering feel.
Another new-to-Nissan technology debuting on Juke is the innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system. It features a three-mode drive selector--Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for maximum efficiency, adjusting the throttle response, transmission and steering feel depending on which model is selected.
Other features include body-colored side mirrors, 17 inch wheels, 60/40-split fold seating (rear bench), six airbags, and a host of optional luxury amenities.