Consider this feisty hatch the "cute ute" evolved: Just as its exaggerated styling makes its competitors look staid, its punchy performance, courtesy of a 188-horsepower turbo 4, delivers more thrills. A new nISMo version features a bump of 10 horsepower, a stiffened suspension, and a revised exterior that brings a nearly 40 percent boost in downforce. [$18,990 (Juke)/$22,990 (NISMO Juke); nissanusa.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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