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2012 Nissan Juke Trims

S

Avg. Price: $18,501

Now in its second year, the latest funk-mobile, Nissan’s 2012 Juke S, continues to sport a unique profile, turbocharged power, 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded and a ton of driving fun.

Outside, this subcompact 5-passenger hatchback boasts 17-inch alloy wheels and power-adjustable mirrors, while the cabin features cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, split-folding rear seatbacks and full power accessories. Cruise control and tilt-wheel steering again come standard as well, with all of it embraced by manually adjustable air conditioning.

Bluetooth hands-free calling, meantime, complements the standard MP3-capable single-CD player with its 6 speakers and auxiliary iPod interface.

The entry-level Juke S continues to offer such options packages as the Sport Accessory Package, with stainless steel exhaust tips, a rear spoiler and upgraded 17-inch wheels, and the Chrome Package, with upgraded exterior chrome pieces and body-color door handles and outside mirrors. Finally, the Illumination Package offers additional cabin illumination and lighted door-sill plates.

A variable-valve-timed (VVT) turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant gives this front-wheel-drive-only (FWD) 5-door some 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque under the management of the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). Meantime, look for mileage numbers touted to be 27 mpg city/32 highway.

Standard safety features, finally, include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. For some added security, a remote antitheft alarm comes standard as well.

S AWD

Avg. Price: $19,913

The funkiness continues in Nissan’s Juke subcompact hatchback lineup with the 2012 Juke S AWD. On top of turbocharged power, nearly 36 cubic feet of total cargo area and one of the more enjoyable driving experiences in the genre, this 5-seat oddity sports standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD) for some added confidence on wintry sojourns.

Appearance-wise, the 2012 Juke S AWD boasts 17-inch alloy wheels and power-adjustable mirrors, while standard cabin comforts include cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and full power accessories. The split-folding rear seatback, meantime, combines with cruise control and tilt-wheel steering for convenience’s sake, and all of this is garnished by manually adjustable air conditioning.

Techno-goodies, finally, include Bluetooth hands-free calling and an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers and auxiliary iPod integration.

Options include the Sport Accessory Package, with stainless steel exhaust tips, a rear spoiler and upgraded 17-inch wheels, as well as the Chrome Package, with spiffed-up exterior chrome pieces and body-color mirrors and door handles. The Illumination Package, meanwhile, sports added cabin illumination and lighted door-sill plates.

Powering the 2012 Juke S AWD is the ubiquitous turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that mates with the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) for 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The full-time AWD system allows a 50/50 torque split to the front and rear axles in normal driving conditions, with instantaneous transfer of torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when things start getting slippery. Mileage, finally, is estimated at 25 mpg city/30 highway, with the four-banger packing standard variable valve timing (VVT).

Noteworthy standard safety equipment aboard Nissan’s shifty hatchback scooter include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. For added security, this little 5-door comes with a standard remote antitheft alarm, as well.

SL

Avg. Price: $19,723

As the flagship trim in Nissan’s 2012 Juke lineup, the Juke SL boasts a boatload of standard creature comforts and appearance goodies as well as the turbocharged pep, 36 cubic feet of total cargo area, and smile-inducing handling adroitness of its lesser siblings.

This 5-seat, 5-door subcompact hatchback again comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof and power-adjustable mirrors draping its somewhat oddball exterior, with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, split-folding rear seats, auto climate control and full power accessories adorning the interior. Cruise control, of course, also comes standard, as do tilt-wheel steering, added cabin trim bling and a rear-view camera.

Standard techno-goodies, meanwhile, include Bluetooth hands-free calling, a memory-card-based navigation suite, and a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system boasting an MP3-capable single-CD player, 7 speakers, satellite radio, auxiliary iPod interface and a USB port.

As with its lesser siblings, the flagship Juke SL can be optioned-up with the Sport Accessory Package, flaunting upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, stainless steel exhaust tips and a rear spoiler. Further options include the Chrome Package, with chrome body moldings and body-color mirrors and door handles, and the Illumination Package, sporting enhanced cabin illumination and lighted door-sill plates.

As with its lesser siblings, the front-wheel drive (FWD) 2012 Juke SL packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant that kicks out 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque under the management of the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). Additionally, this top-shelf trim can be outfitted with an available 6-speed manual transmission for some extra sporty commutes. Variable valve timing (VVT), meanwhile, means mileage estimated at 27 mpg city/32 highway with the standard CVT and 25/31 with the optional stick-shift.

Further, this high-end trim flaunts the standard I-CON system with D-Mode that allows 3 driver-selectable settings, Normal, Sport and Eco, that master throttle and CVT responses in tuning the drive to particular needs. The Eco mode offers the most economical drive, of course, while the Sport setting offers the biggest cruising kick.

Notable standard safety features, finally, include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. A remote antitheft alarm is standard across the Juke spectrum, while the flagship SL additionally boasts standard front fog/driving lights and dusk-sensing headlights.

SL AWD

Avg. Price: $20,935

Those folks living in the snow belt and needing a quirky-looking subcompact hatchback with plenty of bells and whistles might want to check out Nissan’s 2012 Juke SL AWD. This flagship trim comes with standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), turbocharged power, almost 36 cubic feet of total cargo area and enough bells and whistles to keep that cruise through the crud better than simply bearable.

Outside, this high-end trim sports 17-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof and power-adjustable mirrors, while the cabin flaunts leather upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, split-folding rear seats, power windows, remote power door locks and upgraded leather and simulated alloy cabin trim. A leather and simulated alloy tilt-adjustable steering wheel is standard, as are cruise control and a rear-view camera. Auto climate control is again delivered with this top-shelf hatchback, as are Bluetooth hands-free calling and a memory-card-based navigation system.

Entertainment, meantime, is provided via the standard Rockford Fosgate audio set-up, boasting an MP3-capable single-CD player, 7 premium speakers, satellite radio, auxiliary iPod integration and a USB port.

Options for this top-shelf trim meanwhile, include the Sport Accessory Package, which boasts stainless steel exhaust tips, upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler, and the Chrome Package, with chrome exterior moldings and body-color mirrors and door handles. An Illumination Package is also available and flaunts enhanced cabin illumination and lighted door sill plates.

Standard power in the 2012 Juke SL AWD remains a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that puts out 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque under the auspices of the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). It’s a sad fact that the CVT is the sole transmission offering in AWD-equipped Jukes, but this full-time system allows a 50/50 torque split to front and rear axles in normal driving conditions, with power instantaneously diverted from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when surfaces get slippery. Finally, the four-banger’s variable valve timing (VVT) allows mileage to be estimated at 25 mpg city/30 highway.

This upper-echelon Juke iteration is also delivered with the standard I-CON system with its D-Mode technology, allowing three driver-selectable settings, Normal, Sport and Eco, that tune throttle and CVT response to particular needs. The Eco mode obviously offers the most economical drive, while the Sport setting offers the biggest driving kick.

Noteworthy standard safety features aboard the Juke SL AWD include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. A remote antitheft alarm also comes standard across the lineup, with this trim-topping 5-door also boasting standard front fog/driving lights and dusk-sensing headlights.

SV

Avg. Price: $18,431

At the middle rung of the 2012 Nissan Juke ladder is the well-endowed Juke SV trim level. This 5-seat subcompact hatchback continues to offer the nearly 36 cubic feet of total cargo area, turbocharged power and smile-inducing agility of its lesser S sibling while adding in a few more comfort- and convenience-enhancing goodies.

Look for 17-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof and power-adjustable mirrors to adorn the Juke SV’s uniquely funky profile, while premium cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a split-folding rear seatback, a leather and simulated alloy steering wheel and full power accessories grace the interior. Cruise control and tilt-wheel steering also remain standard in this midlevel trim, as does automatic climate control.

Bluetooth hands-free calling, meantime, keeps everybody in touch as they listen to the MP3-capable single-CD player with its standard 6 speakers. Satellite radio also enhances the entertainment enterprise, as does a standard auxiliary iPod interface.

Among the most popular optional upgrades available to the Juke SV is a memory-card-based navigation suite, as well as 7 Rockford Fosgate speakers that are included with the Navigation Package. The available Sport Accessory Package, meantime, boasts stainless steel exhaust tips, a rear spoiler and upgraded 17-inch wheels, while the Chrome Package flaunts chrome body moldings as well as body-color mirrors and door handles. Finally, the Illumination Package offers enhanced cabin illumination and lighted door-sill plates.

As with its lesser sibling, the front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2012 Juke SV is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that boasts economical variable valve timing (VVT) and a hefty 188 hp. Mated with the standard continuously variable-speed transmission (CVT), this peppy four-banger throws down 177 lb-ft of torque, good enough to tout mileage figures of 27 mpg city/32 highway. Should the available 6-speed manual transmission be selected, mileage figures drop slightly to 25/31.

Additionally, this midlevel Juke carries Nissan’s touted I-CON selectable drive settings. The D-Mode system allows the choice of Normal, Sport and Eco settings, with the Sport setting essentially turning the CVT into an auto-manual system.

Safety-wise aboard this novel looking quirk-mobile, expect standard 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. Security, meantime, is enhanced with a standard remote antitheft alarm.

SV AWD

Avg. Price: $19,882

Sporting a few added bells and whistles inside and that appealing quirkiness outside, as well as turbocharged power and some heady driving dynamics, the 2012 Nissan Juke SV AWD also boasts standard full-time all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction for those attention-loving 5-door devotees living in snow country.

This subcompact 5-seat, 5-door hatchback represents the middle trim level of the Juke lineup and remains decorated with 17-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof and power-adjustable mirrors scattered about its distinctly different profile. Inside, look for premium cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and split-folding rear seatbacks that allow some 36 cubic feet of cargo space when in the folded position. A leather and simulated alloy steering wheel, meantime, looks mighty spiffy, while cruise control and tilt-wheel steering add to the convenience factor.

Techno-goodies include Bluetooth hands-free calling and an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers, satellite radio and auxiliary iPod integration.

Among the more popular options available to the midlevel Juke SV AWD is the Navigation Package with its memory-card-based navigation suite that also comes with 7 Rockford Fosgate premium speakers. The Sport Accessory Package, meanwhile, boasts stainless steel exhaust tips, a rear spoiler and upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, while the Chrome Package throws in chrome body moldings and body-color mirrors and door handles. Finally, the available Illumination Package offers enhanced cabin illumination and lighted door-sill plates.

Powering the 2012 Juke SV AWD is a 188-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that mates with the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) for 177 lb-ft of torque. Variable valve timing (VVT) helps maintain mileage figures in the neighborhood of 25 mpg city/30 highway, while the AWD system allows a 50/50 torque split to front and rear axles in ordinary driving and the instantaneous shift of torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when things turn dicey.

The standard I-CON system with D-Mode allows 3 driver-selectable settings, Normal, Sport and Eco modes that allow throttle and CVT response to be tuned to particular needs. The Eco mode offers the most economical drive, while the Sport setting offers the biggest cruising kick.

Notable standard safety features aboard the 2012 Juke SV AWD include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. Security is enhanced, meantime, by a standard remote antitheft alarm.