Car Tech Video: 2012 Nissan Juke SV
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Car Tech Video: 2012 Nissan Juke SV

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Nissan's goofy-looking mini crossover is fun to drive and has enough tech to acquit itself.

-- sun's big on -- -- witnessed the Murano cross -- the Q but. And this thing. Let's drive the -- twelve Nissan juke SV and get used to being stared at. And check the tech. Not hard to spot any -- you never has any production car look more like a brawl. Look at the face of this thing it's little bulging -- lower -- and big old -- -- the tail lights do something similar and the whole car just kind of bold has roundly in odd ways all around. But what they've got here is a very distinctive kind of -- compact sporty crossover heard. -- -- -- And inside the -- everything's kind of high and upgraded at the look at the car on the outside the village on -- thing lots of rounded shapes that match that we Republican face it's got. Let's get to the center stack here we don't have navigation but we do have this interest in screen here you get this on the SB or -- -- -- to trim levels. Two buttons climate. And but the labels on the buttons in the drive mode setting you've got normal sport and eco self explanatory. But each one brings up special driving gauges on the screen to show either your eco level how -- you're driving. Here's my boost. I can also get a GeForce -- Further eco information. Above that is a fairly standard Nissan audio system you see this in a lot of their cars right now I guess that's a doubled in space he -- a pretty good. A -- -- here to work with if you wanna go to -- by an aftermarket head unit otherwise you're going to have -- -- FM no HD radio. Are we -- CD slot right here. IPod connector in this case means a true iPod cable dedicated over the glove box. There are other trim levels that have a USB port over here which shall support USB drives and -- iPods he get a little more flexibility I would recommend that. Now upgrade to the top trim the SL or get the navigation packages we don't have here obviously and you'll also get an upgraded audio system with a rock -- gates -- otherwise you just got these six kind of non particular speakers around the -- they sound okay but not great. That depending what you thought -- you do your research on you either get a standard CBT or a standard six speed manual. I think most things -- gonna ship with a CBT but it does that 500 dollars to the caught so we'll call that the optional transmission and -- does these very well. You go back to drive typically. Over here -- shift ability to support is not engaged here it's up here in the at -- -- -- -- it doesn't really have gears anyway so when you're shifting you're going through these sort of synthetic built points it's a transmission that has one long continuous range -- variable ratios but they make it seem like gears based on program. -- -- -- This is the engine I'm not surprised that hits it this tightening the one point six liter inline four. With a Turbo you can see that back there and direct injection. To the tune darling technology -- of small displacement engines these days and the results speak for themselves. A 188. Horsepower on this little dot 177. Foot pounds of torque. Hits this 3000 pound cross over the sixty pounds seven seconds. You've got a choice of various power trains that will affect the MPJ. But the best you can do is 2732. Front wheel drive with a CDT. If you get all wheel drive or a manual or a combination thereof you're gonna get down to about 2530. -- -- It does it drive our quality brands and help the first thing you notice that it has the remarkable amount -- -- highlands compact inexpensive car under -- horses the real deal and a torque -- well. You don't get a huge amount of turtle bigger Turbo -- in this vehicle. A good critics and Nissan for designing an engine that has direct injection as well as a term of that -- precision. And they've done a really good job of programming this CDT gearbox to this engine. And it's and you can do very well the CBC because -- can select any -- it once within its hides a little rain there are no set here's an interesting question is do you get. The -- badgering them all wheel drive and got to take this thing in the direction of -- it's expensive. Pocket -- monster. I don't know we've got the front wheel drive car here -- -- it handles mobile drive. On nastiness like torque steer pretty well. And a couple grand or more and more all wheel drive system that is performance oriented I don't know I would do that in a car in this price class. The ride is nothing unusual it's typically -- in light weight the car weighs about 3000 pounds. It doesn't feel sluggish. And doesn't feel -- It feels good to all all the time to think -- suitable for the -- I -- myself missing panels -- on this car because this is a really quick shifting transmission I mean really quick. And the panels don't seem to compliment that reaching for the leadership isn't that big a deal but they missed a small opportunities and -- -- transform -- To normal load you can really feel a difference in them. Mapping is really feeling they are remaining transmission oriented -- it's hard to tell with a CDC. And the eco mode as you can imagine really take some of the -- -- is the best performance like I was just lab on this thing in the manual mode. And -- loving those manual -- on this CVZ and -- It's a real -- and. -- Okay pricing Egypt is pretty straight port start with the based on an S 2000750. And then blow right by that -- about four grant and go all the way to and -- -- don't fiddle around the middle of the options -- the SV trim that we have here. Go to the top of the best value. You get the navigation system upgraded audio Rockford 58 deal the icon display the changes buttons leather interior. Feel -- whole bunch of great stuff moon -- as well. And then I would go with the CVG in this car I think -- the right transmission. You get the perfect combination of efficiency and performance I would skip the all wheel drive its sounds really cool but don't want anyone visiting on a car -- this in the various feedback.

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