Choosing competitors for the Juke is more psychology than marketing.
We think the Suzuki SX4 is close in size and mission, and the small and cheerful all-wheel-drive SX4 is reasonably capable--but it's also old, noisy, and not very well equipped.
The Honda Fit is way more flexible than the Juke, but it doesn't offer all-wheel drive and it doesn't have anything like the Juke’s street presence.
The Mazda3 handles very well, and has more practical packaging, but no all-wheel drive.
We'd say the Kia Soul captures some of the Juke's funky spirit without its objectionable weirdness, but the Soul isn't as grippy or as zippy as the Juke, though it's far more spacious and comfortable and even better equipped.
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|2012 Nissan JukeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda FitBrowse Used Listings||2012 Kia SoulBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings|
|25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Turbocharged I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Small Station Wagon||Small Station Wagon||Small Station Wagon||Compact|
|5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD||5-Door HB Manual||5-Door Wagon Manual Base||4-Door Sedan Manual i SV|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Crossover||5 Door Hatchback||5 Door Wagon||4 Door Sedan|
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|2012 Nissan Juke vs. 2012 Honda Fit||2012 Nissan Juke vs. 2012 Kia Soul||2012 Nissan Juke vs. 2012 Mazda MAZDA3|