2011 Nissan Juke vs. Its Competition

2011 Nissan Juke AWD 5dr Wagon I4 CVT SV Side Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The closest direct competitor to the 2011 Nissan Juke is probably the 2011 Suzuki SX4, a small and cheerful all-wheel-drive hatchback.

But the SX4 is aging, noisy, and not well equipped against the new, refined, and nicely featured Juke.

The Honda Fit, on the other hand, is a more flexible and capacious five-door subcompact, but neither offers all-wheel drive nor has anything like the Juke’s street presence.

The Mazda Mazda3 handles equally well, with more practical packaging, but again, there’s no all-wheel drive.

Back to small hatchbacks, the Kia Soul has visual flair and a whole lot more interior space than the Juke, but it's a lot less entertaining to drive.

2011 Nissan Juke AWD 5dr Wagon I4 CVT SV Side Exterior View2011 Nissan Juke
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2011 Honda Fit Sport2011 Honda Fit
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2011 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View2011 Kia Soul
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Nissan Juke is fun to drive, pleasant, and well-equipped. You’ll buy it despite the lousy gas mileage and because of—or despite—its unique looks.
The 2011 Honda Fit is like a mini-minivan in some respects, with an incredibly space-efficient design; yet it's peppy, frugal, and fun to drive.
The 2011 Kia Soul is fashion-forward and fun-to-drive—and unlike most of its urban-wagon rivals, it's just as practical as it looks.
The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas Turbocharged I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Small Station WagonSmall Station WagonSmall Station WagonCompact
Style Name   
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT S FWD5-Door HB Manual5-Door Wagon Manual4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Crossover5 Door Hatchback5 Door Wagon4 Door Sedan
CVTManualManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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