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2011 Nissan Juke SL – Long-Term Road Test Intro

April 28, 2011 at 6:49pm by Mike Dushane

2011 Nissan Juke SL

To lower cost and consumption, Nissan shrinks the crossover.

Months in Fleet: 2 months
Current Mileage: 3116 miles
Average Fuel Economy: 23 mpg
Average Range: 304 miles
Service: $0
Normal Wear: $0
Repair: $0

The 2011 Nissan Juke defines a new micro-niche: the sporty B-segment (subcompact) economy crossover. It has more ground clearance than mainstream subcompacts like the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, and Nissan Versa (on whose platform the Juke is based), and it’s cheaper than the Mini Countryman, which is comparable in size—and which wears similarly polarizing sheetmetal. The Juke looks good from the side and back, but the front resembles a wide-eyed cartoon bullfrog. We can overlook a butter face for overall agreeability, though, so we ordered a Juke for a 40,000-mile test.

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