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2013 Nissan Juke Nismo

Scratching All The Right Itches Say what you will about the unconventional aesthetics that Nissan employed on the company's Juke. I love the thing. The universe has no shortage of ambiguously styled CUVs, and while I can't exactly say I would have turned to the amphibian world for design inspiration had it been me with the charcoal in my hand, I can certainly appreciate the fact that the Juke isn't just another box-on-box design. And then there's that engine. The turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder under the hood is one of the best powerplants in the company's toy box, offering... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbocharged 1.6L I4
Power:
197 HP /184 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$23,780
As-Tested Price:
$24,950
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