Nissan Juke Defies Expectations With Brisk Sales

Nissan Juke Defies Expectations With Brisk Sales

Despite the harsh criticism leveled at the Nissan Juke, Nissan‘s…. erm…distinctive crossover is off to a pretty good start, according to sales data from Timothy Cain over at Good Car Bad Car.

In it’s first month on sale, Nissan sold 2103 Jukes, significantly more than the Honda Eelement or Volkswagen Tiguan, while closing in on the Mazda CX-7 and Kia Sportage.

We were worried that customers wouldn’t be able to get past the Juke’s styling, but that hardly seems to be an issue. Within Nissan, the Juke outsold every Infiniti product save for the G37 lineup, as well as the Nissan Xterra, Pathfinder, Titan, Armada, Cube and 370Z.  Not bad for such a polarizing car, and we’re delighted that the Juke is finding homes amongst American buyers.

[Source: Good Car Bad Car]

  • Leslie Heywood

    I have both a Cube and a Juke, and people definitely respond more enthusiastically all-around to the Juke. In fact, I haven’t had anyone say they don’t like it, unlike with the Cube. I don’t think it’s nearly as polarizing as the initial commentary has made it our to be–people really love this car, even before driving it. And once you drive it, well, there’s no question at all. This is a really great little car at an excellent price point with top of the line features and is great in the snow. Couldn’t ask for anything else!

  • Debbie Lasnier

    I purchased my AWD Juke SV a week ago today. Prior, I had a 1999 Wrangler Jeep for 12 years.

    The Juke is everything and more than I’ve wanted in a vehicle. I fell in love with the styling and the drive is excellent…..couldn’t be happier!

    Great alternative to a larger SUV….it is a wonderful combination of sports car with AWD.

  • David

    Inbelievable! Drive it and you will buy it.

  • Sean Sturgill

    I bought a 2011 Nissan Juke straight off the lot in August 2012. It had been the dealer’s showroom car prior to my purchasing it. I love it. It has limited storage in the back end, which is pretty much my only recurring complaint. It handles great. It is fun to drive. And people are always staring at it trying to figure out what in the heck it is. Children especially look at it for a long time and try to find animals that it resembles. So far, the kids have unanimously said it looks like a frog. BIG NOTE FOR OWNERS OR THOSE INTERESTED: I have 34,000 miles on my car and the timing chain has begun to fail. I looked online and found that the factory timing chains all have been failing prematurely in Nissan SUV’s. I took it to my local dealership and found out that 1) they had to order the part 2) it would take 2-4 days to repair since they have to remove the entire engine to replace it 3) it would have cost me over $2,500 to have it done. Good news though…the Nissan 100,000 powertrain warranty covered the timing chain because it is lubricated and therefore considered and internal part. I was hooked up with a loaner car yesterday and will pick up my Juke in a few days with no cost to me other than gas in the rental. I have to say that even with that little setback, I am a satisfied Nissan customer!