2016 Nissan Juke vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

There are very few rivals that offer anything close to the Juke's blend of style and personality.

The Kia Soul is probably the closest to the Juke in spirit, though it is more of an upright small wagon that has caught on as mainstream.

The Hyundai Veloster is closest in general design quirkiness, with its asymmetrical three-door layout and blacked out pillars, but it doesn't have the Juke's raised stance.

The new Mazda CX-3 is similarly sporty, but not as powerful or quirky.

The new Honda HR-V offers a more mass-market counterpoint to the Juke, and it's based on the Honda Fit hatchback so it packs in a lot of practicality and space.

The Chevrolet Trax is also more conservative, thanks to a more spacious interior and less power.

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Quick Specs
A sporty alternative to a growing list of subcompact SUVs, the 2016 Nissan Juke is part rambunctious rally-racer, part defiantly different crossover, but it lacks the space and fuel economy of most rivals.
The 2016 Honda HR-V smartly trades a little of the Fit's fuel economy for exuberant styling, more headroom, and optional all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Hyundai Veloster is a tough one to classify, but it is what it appears: part sports coupe, part sensible hot hatch, and a lot of quirky.
The 2016 Jeep Renegade has something to please both off-roaders and commuters, but its performance can seem dull compared to its engaging styling.
The 2016 Kia Soul EV compares well to other small battery-electric cars, and its interior volume and slightly higher range give it an edge—but you can only buy one in limited areas.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
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Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4ElectricRegular Unleaded I-4
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Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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