2011 Nissan Juke

Exciting design standards and bold styling accent the all-new 2011 Nissan Juke. It’s classified by Nissan as a Sport Cross, a small-sized crossover that combines high performance levels, excellent fuel economy, surprising interior amenities and loads of practicality to boot. It delivers 27/32 MPG city/highway as estimated by the EPA. The Juke is powered by a intercooled, turbocharged 1.6L inline four-cylinder engine that generates a ballsy 188 horses. Suggested pricing ranges from $18,081 up to $23,268 and estimated monthly payments will run you between $358 and $463. Nissan’s basic warranty will stay in effect for 36 months are 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Innovative concept-car-like design and styling standards make the Nissan Juke 2011 a surefire worldwide hit. It’s available in three separate trim levels: SL, SV and the base level S. The Juke’s a small unit, measuring only 162.4 inches in length, 69.5 inches in width and 61.8 inches in height. Its wheelbase measures 99.6 inches and the Juke weighs in at just 2828 pounds. Standard seating is reported for five occupants.

The DOHC I4 engine of the Nissan Juke features an intercooled turbocharger and works together with your choice of the advanced continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a 6-speed manual gearbox (front wheel drive trims only). Together they generate 177 lb-ft of torque. The Toyota RAV4 ($22,025 base price), Honda Element ($20,825 base price) and the Chevrolet HHR Panel ($19,030 base price) are all very hard pressed to satisfy consumers to the level that this new Juke does. And although no information has yet been released from the NHTSA, standard safety features impressively include:

  • Six separate airbags;
  • Active frontal head restraints;
  • Electronic vehicle dynamic control;
  • Electronic traction control;
  • Bluetooth hands-free connectivity;
  • Tire pressure monitoring;
  • And more…

You’ll also be surprised with the list of luxurious amenities for the cabin space including available voice activated navigation, genuine leather interior, powered moonroof, Rockford-Fosgate audio system and a highly imaginative Integrated Control (I-CON) system that shows off its triple-mode automatic air conditioning. On the downside, Nissan doesn’t even yet bother to list interior spaciousness dimensions. You will however find a standard 8.9 cubic feet of luggage space (expandable up to 29.3 cubic feet if you let the back seats down).

Overall, you can count on the 2011 Nissan Juke to make a big dent in the market for trendsetting, efficient and capable performers. It’s a refreshing addition to the current market and is already helping to shape the ever-evolving present and future of the automotive industry.

2011 Nissan GTR

The 2011 Nissan GT-R carries on the nickname “Godzilla.” With prices starting at $84,060, the 2011 GT-R is a 2-door, 4-passenger sports car, available in only in Premium trim. The GT-R is powered by a 8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 that produces 485 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 434 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200–5,200 rpm. The only transmission available is a GR6 dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission. The 2010 GT-R has an acceleration rate of 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph. The fuel economy of the GT-R is 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

The 2011 Nissan GTR features ATTESA E-TS® All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with patented independent rear-mounted transaxle integrating transmission differential and AWD transfer case.
The torque distribution includes traction/yaw-based; up to 100% rear; up to 50% front.

As well, the GTR features Electronic Traction Control System (TCS) and Nissan/Brembo® braking system which includes 4-wheel disc brakes, 15″ front and rear two-piece floating-rotors with diamond-pattern internal ventilation. The front suspension includes double-wishbone with aluminum links and the Rear suspension features multi-link with aluminum links.

The design of the exterior of the Nissan 2011 GT-R is much the same design as the previous year. The exterior features include Premium Midship (PM) platform with hybrid unibody assembled using high-precision, ultra-low-tolerance jigs that is much like racecar construction. It has an aluminum hood, trunk lid and outer door skins. Changes include: darker wheel center caps, double clear coat on the front and rear fascias, and the addition of rear cooling ducts to improve cooling performance around the rear floor area.

Interior features of the 2011 GT-R include: Die-cast aluminum front shock towers, inner roof and inner door structures, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, electronic analog instrument cluster with upshift indicator, multi-function drive computer and digital gear indicator, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-appointed front seats with synthetic suede inserts, 8-way power driver’s seat, and 4-way power front passenger’s seat with entry/exit switch for rear passenger.

Many car reviewers commend the performance of the 2011 Nissan GT-R 2011, saying, “the car is more responsive and more efficient than the previous model year.” Newcars.com says, “The 2011 Nissan GT-R is an automotive and technical tour-de-force, representing the pinnacle of automotive engineering.”

2009 Nissan GT-R

At a MSRP of $76, 840, the 2009 Nissan GT-R is a high performance coupe often referred to as “Godzilla” A powerful fastcar, it can travel from 0 to 60mph in 3.3 seconds. The fuel economy range is 16mpg city and 21mpg highway.

This twin-turbo, four-wheel-drive sports car is one of Japan’s most powerful cars. The GT-R’s 3.8L V6 twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve produces 480 horsepower. The 6-speed sequential with manual mode transmission is mounted at the rear axle. Other highlighted features include: four-wheel ABS, brake assist system, four disc brakes including four ventilated discs, electronic brake distribution, electronic traction control via ABS & engine management, immobilizer, rear limited slip differential, driver selectable responsive suspension, stability control, and wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs

The GT-R’s angular shape reveals gleaming curves, xenon lights, and angular spoilers. Two trim levels offered include the base and the premium. The base model comes standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, circular rear lamps, quad exhausts, huge gunmetal alloys, and side air vents and helmet visor-shaped glass area. Other features include: luxury trim leather on gearknob, alloy on doors and alloy on dashboard, pearl paint, fixed rear window with defogger, trunk/hatch spoiler, and tinted glass on cabin.

With a maximum seating of four, the interior features include: leather upholstery, power front seats, aluminum-trimmed pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift. Other highlighted features include: navigation with real-time traffic, audio system with satellite and CD player CD player reads MP3 and digital media card, power and heat for the seats, Peripheral anti-theft protection, air conditioning with climate control, navigational systems: full map with voice and touch screen controls HDD, headlight control with time delay switch-off, garage door opener, remote power locks speed sensing, vehicle speed proportional power steering, front power windows with two one-touch, smart card / smart key manual: includes central locking and ignition starter, and ventilation system with micro filter

“Easy driving, comfortable driving. Enjoy the flip side of one of the world’s great cars-a true gran turismo with supercar performance. And when you want to go back to max attack, you know you’re only a few videogame-like switches and a stomp on the accelerator pedal away.” – Gavin Green, Motortrend.com