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2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

Nissan announced last week that the 2013 Nissan Juke’s base price will remain at $19,990, excluding a $780 destination and delivery fee. That’s the same as last year. However, higher trims will see their price tags grow, and some options packages will gain more features as well as a higher price. It’s unusual that the Juke’s base price isn’t changing, since most of the time, price tags grow year over year. The middle-tier SV ... continue reading»

Tags: Nissan Juke, Affordable Small Cars, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, Pricing

2013 Ford Escape and 2012 Nissan Juke Recalled

Ford is recalling 8,266 Escape compact SUVs from the 2013 model year for a problem with the proximity of the carpet padding to the brake and gas pedals. In a separate recall, Nissan is recalling 11,076 Juke vehicles from the 2012 model year because the back of the rear seats could come apart in a crash. In the 2013 Ford Escape recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the carpet padding to the right ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, Ford Escape, Nissan Juke, Model News

Nissan Recalls Vehicles for Potential Fuel Leak

Nissan is recalling 79,275 vehicles for a problem with their fuel pressure sensors. These sensors may not have been tightened properly. “As a result, the fuel pressure sensor may loosen due to heat and vibration causing fuel to leak,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. If fuel leaks, it increases the chance of a fire. Affected vehicles include the 2011 and 2012 Nissan Juke crossover, Infiniti M luxury large sedan and Infiniti QX luxury large SUV. If you ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Infiniti M, Nissan Juke, Model News, Infiniti QX

Test Drive: Nissan Juke

Most automotive writers will tell you that the Nissan Juke is tough to classify. But after spending a week in it, I can tell you what the Nissan Juke is: a great car. I had the 2011 Juke SV with all-wheel drive and the navigation package. In addition to a 188-horspower engine and continuously variable transmission, my test Juke also had Intelligent Key entry, navigation, Bluetooth and a USB port. The Smartkey and Bluetooth are standard on the SV model ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, MINI Cooper, Nissan Juke, Mini Cooper Countryman