215 HP Nissan Juke Nismo RS Has its Tech Checked by CNET

The profile buyer of a 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS is hard to peg down. He or she wants their car to be compact-sized, but a crossover, yet also fill the role of hot hatch and fashion accessory at the same time.

It’s an odd mix of characteristics, but is it talented enough to attract as a whole package too?

CNET’s take is that yes the Juke Nismo RS seems strange in its conception, but the end result somehow works. The review posted below focuses mainly on technology, but it does feature an on-the-road driving section too.

It concludes that were it not for the (yet more) strange choices you have to make when speccing up your Juke Nismo RS, its appeal could be even greater. The main problem is that you can only get the manual six-speed gearbox with the front-wheel drive variant, while you are forced to go for a CVT should you be interested in awd.

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