Whether or not you like the 2011 Nissan Juke, the crossover has been deemed safe by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS today awarded the 2011 Nissan Juke a ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating.
As always, the rating is only given to vehicles that achieve the agency’s highest rating of ‘Good’ in front, rear and side impact protection as well as being equipped with electronic stability control and earn a good rating in roof strength.
“Nissan’s commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in the Nissan Juke receiving the Top Safety Pick from IIHS,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Nissan Juke has a unique combination of motorsports-inspired design and unexpected levels of technology and safety features– all with a starting MSRP under $19,000.”
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Refresher: The 2011 Nissan Juke is available in 3 trim-levels including S, SV and SL. All are powered by a 1.6L direct-injection gasoline turbo engine making 188-hp and a maximum torque of 177 lb-ft. Two transmissions choices are offered including Nissan”s Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission (available on SV FWD and SL FWD models only). Prices start at $19,340.
2011 Nissan Juke:
The 2011 Nissan Juke comes with:
- Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage, dual-threshold front air bags and seat belt and occupant classification sensors
- Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection.
- Seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
- Front-seat Active Head Restraints.
- LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
- Traction Control System (TCS).
– By: Omar Rana