2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Kia Soul
You’re looking for a crossover, but not just any crossover. No, you want one that will stick out from the crowd. If you’re comparing the 2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Kia Soul, you know what sort of style you want, though admittedly both unique models have their own flair that is distinct from the other. While the Kia Soul opts for a square shape, the Nissan Juke is all about curves from its rounded hood to its high, arched wheel wells. No, you wouldn’t confuse these two vehicles when it comes to style, but how do they compare mechanically?
As you’ll soon see in the table below, the 2017 Nissan Juke is quite different from the 2017 Kia Soul. While the Soul may appear to be a robust crossover, it is actually more car-like in its specs. What this means to you is that it lacks an all-wheel drive option and has a much weaker engine. Sadly, this car-like appeal does not translate into better fuel figures, as the Nissan Juke wins out when it comes to economy, too.
|2017 Nissan Juke||vs||2017 Kia Soul|
|Front- or all-wheel drive||Drivetrain||Front-wheel drive|
|28 city/ 32 hwy||Fuel Economy||25 city/30 hwy|
|1.6-liter 4-cylinder; 188hp||Engine||1.6-liter 4-cylinder; 130hp|
Why choose the 2017 Nissan Juke?
It’s not surprising to see shoppers compare the Juke to the Soul simply because the Kia Soul does have a lower starting price and an interesting style. Who doesn’t want to save some money? At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. You’ll easily find the 188 horsepower to be more exciting when you sit behind the wheel of the Nissan Juke, but you don’t lose out on fuel for the sake of fun thanks to the Xtronic CVT helping to keep the Juke running smoothly.
When it comes to features, the little things count, and if you have an impressive CD collection the 2017 Kia Soul will once again disappoint. If you’ve transitioned over to digital-only, it might not seem like a big deal, but it’s definitely a factor to consider for those still using older platforms to listen to tunes.
Other features found int eh 2017 Nissan Juke that are absent in the 2017 Kia Soul? The base model Soul doesn’t have standard cruise control, USB ports, LED brake lights, remote keyless entry or a proximity key.
Find out if the 2017 Nissan Juke is right for you when you stop by Glendale Nissan to take it for a test drive.