2013 Nissan Juke vs. Its Competition

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Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Alternatives to the Juke are all over the board--in part because of the Juke's unique blend of both style and function.

Mazda's Mazda3 hatchback is sporty and sharp, and offers similar space, but no all-wheel drive option.

The Suzuki SX-4 is perhaps the closest to the Juke in configuration, offering all-wheel drive and a crossover-like body, but without the refinement, equipment, or sporty pep of the Juke.

Honda's Fit is more flexible in passenger and cargo use, but far less impressive at the curb.

Kia's Soul may have some of the Juke's funk, but lacks the sheen of weird, and it's not as sporty or fun to drive as the Juke--though it is better-euipped, and more practical in terms of space and comfort.

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The 2013 Nissan Juke is road candy, from its zippy powertrain to its wacky looks--but tight space and low real-world gas mileage leave an aftertaste.
If you're not turned off by the utilitarian look of the 2013 Honda Fit, you'll like what you get, which is awesome practicality and space-efficiency, plus some driving verve.
The 2013 Kia Soul is both soulful and sensible--a distinctive, roomy, fun to drive alternative to staid small sedans or utility vehicles.
The 2013 Mazda2 stands out among entry-level hatchbacks due to its zippy driving feel and good real-world mileage--although the limited feature set and basic appointments won't appeal to everyone.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Gas Turbocharged I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Small Station WagonSmall Station WagonSmall Station WagonCompact Cars
Style Name   
5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD5-Door HB Manual5-Door Wagon Manual Base4-Door HB Manual Sport
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
CrossoverHatchback5 Door WagonHatchback
Continuously Variable RatioManualManualManual
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