Nissan is one of those automakers who are always trying to cover all the niches of the vehicle market for environmentally friendly cars to full size crossovers. In the segment of crossovers, Nissan dropped a new more refined, stylish, appealing and performance oriented SUV, named Nissan Juke NISMO as a 2013 model year. The vehicle is available on sale now and is the beginning of a new product line by Nissan for its fans. The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO is a blend of small size crossover and a hot hatchback with a few notable changes made for the 2013 year. The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO got some distinctive features that make it a vehicle to stare it with a desire to have a ride in it.
Bodywork, Trim Levels and Specifications
The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO is available in the market in a single trim level named NISMO. The car has a screaming style that easily attracts people to stare at and one can easily recognize the NISMO because of its distinctive red side mirrors and a red thin pinstripe around the bottom of the 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO. The lower front grille is redesigned with the addition of LED fog lights, body color fender extensions and the car is available in front wheel drive mode. The bumper of the car is also now making it a bit unique from that of other Jukes and the car sits on 18 inch wheels with a totally redesigned rear spoiler. The car comes in three stunning colors, Pearl White, Metallic Black and Silver Gray.
The improvements also extend to the interior of the car making it more defined and distinctive. The most notable changes are its heavily bolstered sports seats, a bright red appealing tachometer and an Alcantara steering wheel. Inside the car, you will notice the accent of red color at different parts of the cabin making it sophisticated and stylish. The color scheme is black that is complemented with red color. The rubber pedals are replaced with metal pedals. Other features include front and rear cupholders, Suede upholstery, power mirrors, trip computer, tilt adjustable steering wheel, front reading lights and six speaker sound system with a CD player.
Powertrain and Driving Impression
The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO employs a 1.6 liter In-line four cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 197 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 184 lb ft of torque at 2400 to 4800 RPM. The EPA estimated fuel economy of the NISMO is 25 mpg combine and 31 mpg highway and the car accelerates from 0- 60 mph in 7.8 seconds at a top speed of 134 mph. The engine is mated with a a 6 speed manual transmission or a CVT.
The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO sits on sticky and tough tires making its handling easy and quick and making it a true blend of sporty ride. With front wheel drive and a manual transmission box, the 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO become more balanced and firm however, the traction of the car become irritating in cornering.
4 wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, child safety anchors and rear door child safety locks, tire pressure monitoring, dual front side mounted airbags, Electronic Brake Force distribution system, traction and stability control are a few safety features employed by the 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO.
Pricing and Availability
The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO comes at a base price of $23,780 and is backed by 3 years/36,000 mile warranty. The car is available for sale now.
The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO has to compete against Scion XB, Mini Countryman, Kia Soul, Nissan Cube and Toyota Matrix.
- Impressive Performance
- Sporty handling and firm and composed riding
- Available AWD models
- Dated styling
- Low cargo area
- Limited headroom for rear seat
- Hard plastic finishing in the cabin
- A bit stiff ride in some parts
The 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO looks cooler, stylish and sophisticated in the comparison with other models of the Juke. The Nismo will easily become a favorite version of most of reviewers and even if one wants to get more improvements they can easily access the modification at a reasonable price. The running costs of the Nismo are also expected lower than the rest of the models.