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Does anybody know what the ground clearance will be on the Juke? I couldn't find this information online when searching.
 

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Same with the towing capacity, I assume that the ground clearance for the Juke will be similar to the Nissan Rogue.
 

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I think it may have a lower ground clearance than the Rogue. The Juke is smaller than the Rogue, so my thoughts are that it will be slightly closer to the ground. I don't think Nissan is building the Juke for off-roading, but for a bit of a higher ride...
 

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I think it may have a lower ground clearance than the Rogue. The Juke is smaller than the Rogue, so my thoughts are that it will be slightly closer to the ground. I don't think Nissan is building the Juke for off-roading, but for a bit of a higher ride...
Hopefully we'll get some hard numbers, soon. I think you're correct about the off-roading bit, I'm sure the Juke is meant primarily as a city cruiser with 'command seating' or whatever they are calling it, and decent interior space for the vehicle size. I just wanted to make sure it would have enough clearance to avoid scraping in the horrid road system built in San Antonio. ;)
 

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Some of the streets in Toronto aren't the greatest either. I currently drive a lowered car and it's doing okay so far... I just have to be careful entering and exiting some driveways and such, but I would hope that the Nissan Juke would have greater ground clearance than a lowered car. I think it will be okay though - just steer away from the potholes, if you can :p
 

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Lower clearance is my best guess, though I think stock it would still not give you trouble with potholes.
 

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Since this is going to be a crossover utility vehicle. Expect some ample ground clearance for this bad boy. Add to what Barbosa said about 17" wheels and you've got something that can hop curbs if you need to. Don't expect something for off-roading though.
 

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Doing a little more reasearch on this it looks like crossovers like this take the true sport out of sport utility. More urban assualt then offroad so you wont have trouble driving up and onto things to find parking as long as the terrain is concrete and asphalt.
 

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Doing a little more reasearch on this it looks like crossovers like this take the true sport out of sport utility. More urban assualt then offroad so you wont have trouble driving up and onto things to find parking as long as the terrain is concrete and asphalt.

Yup. Only a few current sport utility vehicles are still actually capable of going off road. As the years progress they're starting to trade more luxury in exchange of off-road driving capability.
 

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Every generation is different. In the 80's it was all about low and sleek. Now you want to be the biggest thing on the road. :D Though I guess it depends on what your definintion of off road is. If you are born and raised in the city you might be more apt to consider off roading taking a country back road that is sparsly paved vs somthing you can only get through with 36" tires.
 

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Stupid question from someone that doesn't know much about cars.. is 7" (178mm) a lot? A little? Obviously SUVs are expected to have higher ground clearance.. How does the clearance for the Juke compare to a average sedan? Substantially more? A little more? Sorry to be naive..! :-/

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My first test, upon seeing the Juke, was to try the seating height. If it was lower than my RAV4, then no sale!!

However, it felt extremely similar, so no worries on that score.

Roll on the end of November!!
 

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The Juke's Ground Clearance is 7" or 178mm.
Only problem though is part of the exhaust pipe heading into the muffler seems to drop pretty low. I'm concerned about it when going over high speed bumps (if I forget to slow down;)) and the snow/ice that my apartment complex plows in front of our cars.
 

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My first test, upon seeing the Juke, was to try the seating height. If it was lower than my RAV4, then no sale!!

However, it felt extremely similar, so no worries on that score.

Roll on the end of November!!
You sit lower in the Juke than the RAV4. We have a RAV4, a Jeep and a Camry and sitting in the Juke is higher than the Camry but lower than the Jeep or RAV4.
 
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