2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Kia Soul

While driving can be viewed as a means of getting from one place to the next, day in and day out, it should also be looked at as a way to have a little fun. This is especially the case if you have to drive frequently in your life. Why make the commute another mundane part of the day? There's enough of that already! You want a vehicle that puts the fun in functional, and you can certainly have that with the Nissan Juke. Just that name alone—Juke—evokes a sense of fun, reminding you of a night out with friends selecting tunes on the jukebox, or watching the game and seeing the slick juke the star running back pulled on the defender to get around him. How does this versatile crossover SUV compare to others in its class? Let's take a look at the 2017 Nissan Juke vs the 2017 Kia Soul.

For the purpose of this comparison, we will be checking out the base models of each vehicle, since a quality lineup starts from the quality of its foundation.

black 2017 Nissan Juke red 2017 Kia Soul exteriors

2017 Nissan Juke S vs 2017 Kia Soul Base
1.6-liter Direct Injection 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine 1.6-liter I4 4-cylinder
188 Horsepower, 177 lb-ft Torque Power 130 Horsepower, 118 lb-ft Torque
28/32 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 24/30 City/Hwy MPG
Standard Rearview Camera Optional

More power and better fuel economy

The Juke is a vehicle that stands out from a crowd because of its striking design. This sleek design is not at the expense of functionality, however, as it has those numbers to back it up. The 2017 Nissan Juke is equipped with an engine that can dole out up to 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. That significantly exceeds the power of the 2017 Kia Soul. Does that mean it is going to be less fuel efficient? Not in this case. The 2017 Juke also surpasses the 2017 Soul in fuel economy, getting an EPA-estimated 28 city and 32 highway miles per gallon. More power and better fuel economy—what else could you ask for? How about a rearview camera, which comes standard in the Juke. It's just an option for the Kia Soul. The numbers here speak for themselves.

silver 2017 Nissan Juke exterior front side top
2017 Nissan Juke interior steering wheel and dashboard
black and yellow 2017 Nissan Juke exterior back side top
speakers and DJ equipment inside cargo area of 2017 Nissan Juke