2016 Nissan Juke

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Nissan Juke highlights

Customer rating


  • Spirited performance
  • Dynamic, sporty handling
  • Available all-wheel-drive option


  • Restricted cargo capacity
  • Limited rear head and legroom
  • Stiffer ride

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 29 highway, 26 combined

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All Nissan Juke years

New for 2016

  • Juke trims have been upgraded with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment this year.
  • SMG Transmission features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Nismo RS trim now comes with Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

Explore Nissan Juke details

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Cloth Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.1"/R 32.1"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 36.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2016 Nissan Juke

1. Available all-wheel drive

Adventures are easier with all-wheel-drive functionality and it's good to know that all 2016 Juke models with continuously variable transmission (CVT) have this as an option. The AWD setup includes rear-axle torque vectoring, allowing for optimum traction front-to-back and side-to-side. On country road corners and coastal highway curves, this means fully leaning into maneuvers with confidence and no loss of acceleration as you exit the challenge. While you might not be tackling big trails, the 2016 Juke's available AWD is perfect for getting to the campsite or enjoying spirited drives during your summer road trip.

2. Unique styling options

The Juke's distinctive silhouette makes it stand out from the crowd thanks to the bug-like front fascia, seven inches of ground clearance, and quirky subcompact SUV dimensions. For 2016, the Juke has further styling add-ons available that can enhance it even further. Juke Color Studio models can be found with a range of colorful accent detailing across the body, wheels, door handles, side sills, and more. Look out for the Stinger special editions if you want to stand out, as they focus on a buzzy yellow and black theme.

3. Robust engine

One engine option powers all 2016 Juke models, with some tweaks here and there so you can adapt your driving style and power output to the conditions around you. The S, SV, and SL Juke trims get a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine pumping out 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. From the SV trim onwards, the ability to switch between Standard, Eco, and Sport driving modes is available at the touch of a button. The same engine setup is tweaked for the NISMO® and NISMO RS trims, offering a more engaging driving experience plus the choice of a manual gearbox or CVT.

4. Useful standard features

The five 2016 Nissan Juke trims mean it has something for everyone, though the base trim S alone has some impressive standard equipment. Snazzy S trim tech includes keyless ignition and entry for fuss-free get-in-and-go moves and Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free playlist selection and phone calls. Big trips are made easier with the 2016 Juke S trim, which offers 60/40 split-folding rear seats for additional cargo carriage options. Once you're on the open road, cruise control functionality supports your highway driving confidence.

5. Sporty NISMO trim

If the spunky Nissan Juke attitude matches your personality and driving style, you'll likely be drawn to the 2016 Juke NISMO and NISMO RS trims. These range-topping editions add athletic agility and exclusive sporty appearance accents. For the front row, there are cockpit-style sport bucket seats with synthetic suede trim accents and the NISMO signature red stitching. Pick a 2016 Juke NISMO trim model with AWD and CVT delivery and you'll get wheel-mounted paddles shifters too. While the standard NISMO trim has the same engine as the standard models, the ride feels sportier thanks to the suspension setup. If it's more power you're after, the NISMO RS bumps output to 215 horsepower.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

4 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Juke an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Juke 8th out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

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