Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The funky-looking Juke has the raised ride height and optional AWD of an SUV, but with very carlike handling and maneuverability. The steeply raked rear quarter makes for lousy visibility aft. The rear seat is tight, and the trifling cargo space limits practicality. Tidy handling and Nissan's punchy 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder make it fun and zippy. Its 24 mpg overall isn't bad, but the need for premium fuel is a downer. A continuously variable transmission is standard. As in some sporty hatchbacks, a noisy cabin and stiff ride come with the territory. The Juke scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. A modest restyling took place for 2015.