How is the EPA's testing procedure Nissan's problem? Sometimes it favors Nissan as in the Juke, and sometimes it works against them as in the Leaf. They don't have the power to tell the EPA what to rate the efficiency at, do they? And if they did, wouldn't the Leaf be rated at the Nissan claim of 100 miles per charge versus the 73 miles per charge the EPA rated it at? Clearly there are factors here that are out of Nissan's control. Why should they have to fulfill someone else's promise?Nissan Juke FWD/CVT 27/32 claimed. Last year I purchased a Ford Transit Connect for my work vehical. It's a Ford Focus engine with 4 speed automatic Rated @ 22 city/ 25 highway. The worst mileage was 20.5 mpg and best at 26 mpg. I no longer get the 26 after adding a ladder rack and loaded all the tools I need and 100s of pound of equipment for some jobs. Mileage drops 1 or 2 mpg in the winter. Constant 21 to 23 city driving currently 18,000 miles. Yes we like the way the Juke drives, currently over 3000 miles. But no matter how we drive we never see the rated miles. Like everyone else mid 20s. Yes we bought the Juke to have the best of both worlds, power and MPG's I want the other half of Nissan's bargain!!! I spoke to the service department yesterday when she got her 1st oil change and got the same crap break-in and winter fuels. After the weather and fuel changes I'll return to have the turbo engine and CVT checked under warranty. I think it has more to do with the CVT than the engine. Any one with a manual getting better MPG? The only way this will go away is when the mileage improves. Nissan has a problem to solve.
They should of just put a big old v6 in the Juke and we could of had more HP and the same MPGI'm getting 20 mpg city with FWD CVT.
I do think that Nissan cheated because I haven't heard about any driver getting 27 or higher mpg in city conditions (some stops and idling, speed limit 25-45 miles, frequent turns).
Another small lie (more like a fine print actually) that even though the car is rated 188 hp and 27/35 mpg in reality I can get 188 hp OR higher mpg - the car in ECO mode that most likely was used for the mpg rating behaves more like 100 hp car with emergency boost...