2011 Nissan JUKE Performance
When it comes to performance, the engines that power the 2011 Nissan Juke are consistent at all levels of trim and power, but there are still some minor variations to consider. Although the engine that powers the Juke only has a capacity of 1.6 liters, the engine is stilll turbocharged and comes with 4 cylinders, which provides a powerhouse in a relatively small package.
The engine is capable of generating up to 188 horses as well as up to 177 foot pounds of torque, all delivered to the front wheels due to the front wheel drive system in the Juke. The S trim level comes standard with a continuously variable transmission, which uses continually shifting gear ratios to achieve what is a surprisingly efficient fuel economy. If you upgrade to either the SV or the SL levels, you can choose between the standard continuously variable transmission and a six speed manual transmission.
The three trim levels are also available with all wheel drive instead of the front wheel drive option. However, if buyers opt for the all wheel drive, they will only be able to choose the continuously variable transmission. In testing by car and vehicle rating magazines, when the 2011 Nissan Juke was equipped with front wheel drive and the continuously variable transmission, it was capable of accelerating from a dead standstill to 60 mph in slightly more than 7 seconds. This kind of acceleration is particularly impressive for a vehicle of this size.