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2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RSThe NISMO RS version of the Nissan Juke should prove to anyone that the Juke is a sports car. This special edition gets power and handling enhancements taking it to the next level.
You can argue with me whether the Juke is actually a sports car, but the Nissan Motorsports division created a mismo version of this car, and then they went and created a mismo rs version, and that's what we have here today. Either the mismo division at Nissan has gone crazy or some people like to drive the Juke really fast. The Duke is undeniably a funky looking little car. It's got very strange lighting in front. We've got these flash blinker lights on top of the fenders. We've got round halogen headlights in front, and we have strips of light LEDs below that. It's a crazy mix of stuff, but I really like it. They only come in black, white, or silver, and we get these red mirror caps to really accentuate the look. They also set a little lower than the standard [INAUDIBLE] for better handling and aerodynamics. And we also get these 18-inch wheels standard. The Nissan RS comes in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive version. But Nissan gives you kind of a hard choice at that point. The front-wheel drive version only comes with a six-speed manual transmission, and the all-wheel drive version. Which has a pretty cool port vectoring system only comes with the continuously variable transmission and automatic. [MUSIC] Ricaro seats come standard with the Nisel RS version of the Jeep. And I sort of hate these seats. These will keep you in place if you're ripping around the corners but it's just so touch get your **** over these bolsters. It's not entirely comfortable and I wouldn't want to do it every day. Up on the dashboard here, we have, basically, a doubled-in head unit. This is the Nissan navigation package. It's pretty good. This is a really small screen, though. It's a 5.8 inch touchscreen, but the navigation system is pretty good. One thing I like about it. Is it proactively reads out traffic problems on the road ahead of you even if you don't have a route programmed in. But the really cool thing about the TED unit this actually comes with NissanConnect. So, I've got my phone plugged into the USB port down here. This iPhone and it's running the NissanConnect app, failed to have it for Android. So with the NissanConnect app running on my phone I can hit the app [MUSIC] Screen over here and I have to hit a My Apps button then if I want to do online search or a destination I just hit this online search button, wait for it to come up so I can enter any search term I want here. I'll just throw in CBS. And it goes out to Google searches for results gives me CBS Interactive that's our local headquarters here and once I hit that button then it shows me the address the phone number I could actually have it make a call through the bluetooth hands free phone system or I hit the start button and that throws it into the navigation system. Now you notice I went through a lot of steps to get there. I really wish they would put this app. Kind of in the main navigation menu so I could find it a lot quicker and get my destinations programmed a little faster. But now let me show you the true magic of the Nissan Juke. So down here I've got the screen showing climate control and I can change the temperature of course and change some of the settings here. But if I push this D-MODE button, suddenly I get drive settings. And this is really unique for a car in the [UNKNOWN] that you get a lot of control over how to start driving. Right now it's in normal. It's showing the torque curve on the screen here. I'm not really gonna be looking at that while I'm driving. I put it in ECO and it gives me this ECO screen, my ECO score for how efficiently I'm driving. Now when I hit the SPORT button that's what I really want to do in the new Volt RS. I get this thing showing my turbo boost and it also changes the, the accelerator profile to a sports setting so it's a lot more sensitive. I get a lot more power with just a little touch on the gas pedal. And it also changes the steering program to a sport program so the steering suddenly becomes heavier, more responsive. That's something you don't really find too often on many cares today and certainly not in cars in this segment. So I really like that part of it. [MUSIC] All right. To really test the Nissan Juke Versa Nismo RS, I brought it to a windy road. This is the car's natural element. So, I gotta. Tight corner here coming around. Holds up nicely I can feel the front wheels digging in. It's actually got a little slip differential on the front wheel, but let me talk a little bit about the engine. The whole point of Mismo RS is that it's that motor sports group taking this engine 1.6 liter four cylinder turbo charged android injection and got the horse power up to 215. They've got the torque of a 210 pound. Amazingly good numbers for that small of an engine. For fuel economy with this engine, it's rated to 25 miles per gallon city. 31 miles per gallon highway. That's certainly. Really decent fuel economy, so it's great for a car that's really this fun. Okay, so let's try this out, our 2014 Nissan Juke Mismo RS. Base price for this model is $26,120. Navigation package costs $1,200, and with destination, our total price is 28,130. That's a pretty high price for this car, and personally I would go with the standard Juke Mismo model. That doesn't have these annoying Ricaro seats, shaves about $3,000 off, not as powerful but still a fun car, handles really well that's the one I would get. [MUSIC]