188HP Turbo Standard — 2014 Nissan JUKE Midnight Edition — 6-Sp Manual FWD From $19,000 — AWD Auto from $21,000



The Juke S is the most affordable spec in the trim lines that also include SL, SV, Nismo and the new-for-2014 Nismo RS model.

2014 Nissan JUKE S Midnight Edition from 19k with 6-sp Manual and 188HP Turbo GIF

While loving the 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO recently, and giving it the Best Turbo Sports Car, Under $25,000 Best Of Award here on CarRevsDaily, we realized something else.

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What was that discovery? In the latest new-for2014 paint colors like this triple black: this is a car that looks and feels like it is worth at least $10,000 more than its $24,000 total price.

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The NISMO is $24,000, but honestly represents such good value for this style and performance ... that other road users will never know it is not $35,000.

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Another relatively unknown item about the Juke from Nissan? All of the models have really good base power via the same turbocharged 1.6-liter engine. So what if $24,000 for the NISMO is still out of reach? Is the Juke only cool as a Nismo item?

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Nope, not at all. Not only are the base Juke models available with front-drive and a six--speed manual (or AWD and an automatic), they are *thisclose* to the NISMO cars in terms of road presence.

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How? The base S trim offers both the Sport package with body-color accents to the extra rear wing, and a delightful Midnight Edition for this $19,000 car as well. The Midnight is the car pictured here in gold, which really makes its black accents pop like fireworks.

THe rear spoiler, rims and mirrors all add a rich coat of metallic black, and it totally transforms the street cred of this pocket rocket.

2014 Nissan JUKE S Midnight Edition from 19k with 6-sp Manual and 188HP Turbo INTERIOR GIF

The full stats, pricing and specs are below from Nissan. But the proof is really in the drive quality for the Juke. Go check it out. If this isnt the best seating position, steering feel and handling verve for under $20,000 --- I will eat my hat!

No tall-crossover tippiness, and enough versatility to get things done. As the Midnight Edition, this $20,000 Juke carries much of the cache of its NISMO brothers. Just at a far more friendly price.

2014 Nissan Juke - Pricing

 

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in seven well-equipped models: JUKE S CVT FWD, JUKE S CVT AWD, JUKE SV CVT FWD, JUKE SV M/T FWD, JUKE SV CVT AWD, JUKE SL CVT FWD, JUKE SL CVT AWD
  • Also available in JUKE NISMO
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd in Oppama, Japan

 

BASE VEHICLEDescriptionSuggested List Price(1)
S FWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboCVT$18,990
SV FWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboMT$20,990
SV FWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboCVT$22,040
NISMO FWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboMT$22,990
SL FWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboCVT$24,290
S AWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboCVT$20,990
SV AWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboCVT$23,740
NISMO AWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboCVT$25,290
SL AWD1.6 Liter DIG™ TurboCVT$25,990

 2014 Nissan Juke - Options

FACTORY INSTALLED OPTIONSSuggested List Price(1)SSVSLNISMO FWDNISMO AWD
Navigation Package$1,200
Midnight Edition$1,200
Sport Package$1,350

 

PORT INSTALLED OPTIONSSuggested List Price(1)SSVSLNISMO FWDNISMO AWD
Black Mirror Covers$215
Splash Guards$145
Premium Appearance Package$1,195
Stainless Exhaust Finisher$105
Carpeted Floor Mats & Cargo Mat$180
Carpeted Floor Mats & Cargo Mat$180
NISMO Carpeted Floor Mats & Cargo Mat$215
NISMO Carpeted Floor Mats & Cargo Mat$215
Illuminated Kick Plates$295
Interior Illumination Package$505
Center Armrest$250
Rear Roof Spoiler$435
17" Gunmetal Wheels$955
17" Black Wheels$1,050

 

 2014 Nissan Juke - Specs

 

Specifications are based on the latest product information available at time of printing

Mechanical

Engine
NameMR16DDT
OrientationDOHC
Cylinders / configurationTransverse
Block / head compositionAluminum / Aluminum
Displacement (liters / cc)1.6 liters / 1,618 cc
Horsepower188 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft)177 lb-ft torque @ 2,000 -5,200 RPM
Bore & stroke (mm)79.7 x 81.1
Compression ratio9.5:1
Maximum engine speed6,400 rpm
Induction systemTurbocharger with intercooler
Valvetrain16 valve; silent chain, single-stage
Fuel delivery systemSequential Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™)
Recommended fuelPremium unleaded
Emissions systemOxygen sensor with catalyzer
Emission certification levelLEV2-ULEV
ExhaustSingle exit / main & secondary mufflers

 

Electrical
Ignition systemElectronic (direct ignition)
Starter12 volt
Alternator110 Amps
Battery12 volt, 62 amp-hour rating

 

Transmission and Drive System
Drive configurationFront engine/ FWD or AWD
Transmission type6-speed manual1.6 SV FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)1.6 S, 1.6 SV, 1.6 SL - FWD and AWD
Transmission typeCVT or 6-speed manual
Gear ratio (:1)2.3496MT
     1st3.363
     2nd1.947
     3rd1.392
     4th1.114
     5th0.914
     6th0.3940.767
     Reverse1.7503.291
Final drive ratio (:1)5.7984.214
Torque vectoring all-wheel drive systemS - AWD models
Transfer Case / Crawl RatiosAWD-
   Crawl ratio: 1st0.404
   Crawl ratio: 2nd0.404
   Crawl ratio: reverse0.404
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)S
Traction Control System (TCS)S

 

Brakes
FrontType
Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)
Vented disc
11.7 x 1.02
RearType
Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)
Solid disc
11.5 x 0.35
ABS (4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor)S
Brake Assist (BA)S
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)S
Parking brakeHand brake in center console

 

Steering
TypeElectric power-assisted
Power-assistVehicle-speed-sensitive
Overall ratio (:1)16.5
Turns (lock-to-lock)2.76
Turning diameter (in feet)36.4
Steering wheelUrethane
Leather-wrapped
3-spoke
S
SV, SL
Steering wheel mounted switches - cruise control, audio, BluetoothS
Manual tiltS

 

Suspension
FrontIndependent strut
23 mm diameter
Stabilizer bar
RearFWD
AWD
Torsion bar with integrated stabilizer bar
Multi-link with stabilizer bar
Shock absorbersKYB (twin-tube)

 

Body / Chassis
TypeUnibody
Materials (primary)Corrosion-resistant and high strength steel

 

Exterior

Wheels & TiresSSVSL
7Jx17-inch aluminum-alloy wheelsS
7Jx17-inch black aluminum-alloy wheelsO--
7x17-inch sport aluminum-alloy wheels-OO
215/55R17 Goodyear Eagle RS-A all-season tiresS
Spare tireT135/80D16
T135/90D16
FWD
AWD
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)TypeS
Warning type

2014 Nissan JUKE S Midnight Edition from 19k with 6-sp Manual and 188HP Turbo GIF

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