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Does anybody know what the towing capacity will be on the Juke? I have a small (16') pan fishing boat I'd love to be able to tow, along with a camp trailer and the occasional flat bed. Looking for towing weight as well as tongue load.
 

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Nissan Juke Towing Capacity

That's a really good question. I haven't seen any information yet on the Nissan Juke's towing capacity. I believe that once the North American specs are finalized, that information should be available. I would think that the towing capacity for the Juke should be similar to the Nissan Rogue...
 

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That's a really good question. I haven't seen any information yet on the Nissan Juke's towing capacity. I believe that once the North American specs are finalized, that information should be available. I would think that the towing capacity for the Juke should be similar to the Nissan Rogue...
Yes, that is my guess too - but I need 1500lbs, not 1000. :) The Rogue premium models can do 1500, but I don't see what's different with them than the normal Rogues with 1000, other than the towing package. I would imagine an aftermarket hitch and wiring job would be no different, yet the standard Rogues are rated to 1000lbs only. Is there a difference in brakes or something else?

Trailer + boat + gear == ~1300-1400lbs.
 

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Not sure about the brakes and I'm definitely not an expert on trailer hitching and the sort - I've never driven an SUV/CUV, far less towed anything LOL, but I'm thinking that if certain models of the Nissan Rogue can tow 1500 lbs, then I'm sure that the Juke could also be capable. Does the hitching mechanism determine the towing capacity or is it dependent on the engine/strength of the vehicle?
 

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I would not attempt to tow any more than 1000lbs with the Juke. If you are gonna try to tow the boat, do it carefully.

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Why? Do you have the specifications available?
No, but I just think that logically if the Juke is smaller than the Rogue, it would have a lesser towing capacity. To be sure, talk to the dealer when you're taking a test drive and see what they recommend. You don't want a towing accident wrecking your Juke, now do you?
 

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No, but I just think that logically if the Juke is smaller than the Rogue, it would have a lesser towing capacity. To be sure, talk to the dealer when you're taking a test drive and see what they recommend. You don't want a towing accident wrecking your Juke, now do you?
It sounds like all we have is speculation at this point. I look forward to Nissan's release of actual specifications. Dealers generally don't have a clue, I'm more interested in what Nissan releases in the instruction manual/specifications for the vehicle.

I've been towing things for over a decade now, I'm well aware of the hazards involved in towing. I wouldn't be asking this question if I was not, I'd just get a hitch mounted and find out the hard way. ;)
 

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the juke doesnt have enough torque to tow a boat. it's too small to do that plus the car components might not be able to handle it.
 

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May just depend on the size of the boat? And If the cottage and lake are up on a hill.
 

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No towing at all? That will be a problem if true. I have a small trailer I use for a canoe and for stuff too big to put inside without messing up the interior. Plus I use a hitch mounted bike rack. My PT is only rated to tow 1000 pounds which is more than enough for me. The PT didn't come with a hitch on but the aftermarket hitches were readily available to install. . We shall see.

PS I looked at the UK Juke brochure and it clearly states in the specs what the towing limits are. The AWD is 728 KG and the 2WD is 608 KG so it is rated for towing.
 

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it's rated, and listed in the UK version, but you can bet your biffy if the US manual says "don't tow," you're s.o.l. if you have issues and show up with a trailer hitch on the thing. I saw it on page 9-15 of the paper manual, which translates to page 329 of the pdf
 

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Yep. all it says under towing, in bold letters, is:

"Do not tow a trailer with this vehicle."
 
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