2014 Nissan Juke vs. Its Competition

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Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Juke hits its own stride in the market, and there are very few rivals that offer anything close to its blend of style and personality.

The Kia Soul is probably the closest to the Juke in spirit, but it isn't nearly as funky, and the Soul is far less of a niche model--more a very upright small wagon.

The Hyundai Veloster is closest in general design quirkiness, with its assymmetrical three-door design and blacked out pillars.

Honda's Fit is more flexible in passenger and cargo use, but far less impressive at the curb; and the completely redesigned 2015 Fit is a little more comfortable and refined.

We'd also put both the Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 in contention.

The Mazda 2 is a very frugal small hatchback that will essentially blend into the crowd but is surprisingly fun to drive.

Meanwhile the Mazda3 has been redesigned for 2014 and has made some major advances in refinement.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Nissan Juke is part oddball, part exotic, and part awesomely different (although not all that practical) small car.
The 2015 Honda Fit might not up the ante in sportiness, but it offers up exactly what urban small-car shoppers want in safety and convenience features—and it's still as good as some utility vehicles or vans with its wondrous, unmatched Magic Seat setup.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is more sporty coupe than sports car; but with available turbo power and a standout three-door design it isn't short on excitement and flair.
The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t stray from its iconic profile, but it dons more sophistication inside and underneath—with fewer compromises and all in the name of city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness.
The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
The nimble driving feel and good gas mileage of the 2014 Mazda 2 help it stand out among entry-level hatchbacks--but buyers will have to be comfortable with a limited feature set and a simple interior.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD5-Door HB Manual LX3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int5-Door Wagon Manual Base4-Door Sedan Manual i SV4-Door HB Manual Sport
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilityHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackSedanHatchback
CVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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