INTERIOR

As fun as the exterior of the Juke is, it's only the beginning. The interior has just as good a time. It's utilitarian but full of technological features.

My favorite feature in the five-seater is the optional I-CON system, a climate control panel that switches to a driving mode panel with the push of a button. Buttons that are labeled A/C, off and other fan settings magically change to read, Normal, Sport, Eco and other driving-oriented commands after the D-Mode button is pushed. My test car also had optional heated front seats and a navigation system ($800).

The rally-inspired design continues inside, with shiny accent pieces on the door and around the gearshift. The front seats are comfortable and bolstered to support the rally driver in you. If you have additional passengers in the back, you'll be pleased to know there's some legroom for them, but not a lot.

The trunk space is about what you'd expect, if you're not expecting much. Warehouse club trips will likely require creative seat folding, so the 60/40-split folding backseat will help in that department. There is also under-floor storage in the cargo area. The small cargo area is a good reason the Juke would make a fun second car.

    See also:

    Precautions on child restraints
    WARNING ● Failure to follow the warnings and instructions for proper use and installation of child restraints could result in serious injury or death of a child or other passengers in a ...

    Child safety
    Do not allow children to play with the seat belts. Most seating positions are equipped with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode seat belts. If the seat belt becomes wrapped around a chi ...

    Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants
    1: For additional information, see “Engine oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for changing engine oil. 2: For additional information, see “Engine oil and oil filter ...