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I purchased the Nissan Juke because of the raised seating position and the "claimed" fuel economy. I'm always in 'ECO' mode, easy starts in traffic and no more than 65 mph. I have not once achieved 25 mpg even on a straight highway run. The CVT is always 'hunting' I need to go 5 mph above the speed I desire then slow back down to get the rpm's to drop. Very disappointing fuel economy. also cargo space is very limited and Premium fuel is recommended.
And half of these cars would be a joke in winter snow and ice. Mazda,Cadillac, Nissan juke, Mini copper would be dead in the snow and ice. A Mini in 3-4 inches of snow would begging for a subaru owner to pull them out of the snow bank. And Suzuki is no longer making cars in america and not to mention Mitsubishi and there now low sales and pending bankruptcy.
The only car I would trust is a Subaru any model and def my Outback and being the few cars that WSP allow to cross the passes in western washington. Subaru AWD is in its own vs the other so called AWD.