The 2014 Nissan Juke subcompact SUV in yellow at the Moscow International Automobile Salon
2014 Nissan Juke | Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Nissan Juke is a subcompact SUV model produced and sold by the Nissan Motor Corporation. Take from the word “jukebox”, the Juke was discontinued in North America after a single generation in 2017 due to poor sales and reception.

Introduced in 2009 for the 2010 model year, the Nissan Juke, if nothing else, drew a lot of attention for its tremendously odd style. With a bulbous front and back end, very round and expanded turning signals planted halfway up its hood, the model left quite an impression, leading to positive and negative comparisons to the infamous failure of the Pontiac Aztek.

After its discontinuation in the U.S., the Nissan Juke was replaced with the more modern-looking Nissan Kicks model. However, the Juke still lives on in overseas markets, albeit with a more palatable redesign for its second generation. Old and modern competition for the Juke includes the Fiat 500X, the Hyundai Kona, the Jeep Renegade, and the Kia Soul.

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  • 2017 Nissan Juke (Starting MSRP $20,250)
  • Pros: The Nissan Juke definitely has a unique look, and its standard engine provides punchy and fast acceleration on the road.
  • Cons: The look of the Juke is divisive, to say the least. Additionally, a lack of space and stiff handling were noted problems.
  • See Also: Cube and Kicks

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