2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Chevrolet Trax

Who knew the compact crossover market would inflate so quickly? It turns out that while many shoppers want a bigger model, it’s more for cargo and interior space within an urban setting. If you don’t plan on taking your vehicle mudding or towing a boat every other weekend, then you might be wondering what the step above a sedan is. Crossovers provide plenty of style and character, with surprising agility and decent fuel economy. The only question is, which do you choose?

In comparing the 2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Chevrolet Trax, you’re looking at a proven Japanese favorite against a relative newcomer from a popular American brand. Can Chevy really compete against Nissan’s crowd favorite?

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2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Chevy Trax
$20,250 Starting MSRP $21,895
28 city/32 hwy Fuel Economy 25 city/33 hwy
1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder Base Engine 1.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder
188hp/177 lb-ft of torque Performance 138hp/148 lb-ft of torque

Differences between the 2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Chevy Trax

Though Chevy is jumping on the compact crossover bandwagon with the Trax, it seems the automaker didn’t put its heart fully into things. The model does have a more mainstream appearance, but to keep things compact it also has something of a snub nose. Nissan has long taken the segment and run with it, creating a unique appearance you either love or hate. We’re personally on board with it for its character, but our attention stays because the model isn’t just a stand-out in appearance.

You’ll note that the 2017 Nissan Juke is less expensive than the 2017 Chevy Trax, and fuel economy numbers average out to be almost identical. What really turns favor for the Juke is the fact that it offers a full 50 more horsepower in its turbocharged engine and much more torque. Needless to say, you’ll be more comfortable when moving into the passing lane.

Not sure if the 2017 Nissan Juke is the right choice for you? Stop by Glendale Nissan for a test drive.

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