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.
1.6-liter Direct Injection 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder
1.6-liter I4 4-cylinder
188 Horsepower, 177 lb-ft Torque
130 Horsepower, 118 lb-ft Torque
28/32 City/Hwy MPG
24/30 City/Hwy MPG
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.