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2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Kia Soul

In the world of crossover models, wherein you are getting a happy medium between full-size SUVs and smaller sedans or coupes, you need to do something to stand out from the crowd. Let's face it, crossovers are everywhere these days, and for good reason. These vehicles scratch an itch we have perhaps had for generations, always hoping that loading up a full-size SUV didn't have to mean losing out on fuel efficiency. Because there is an abundance of crossovers on the road today, automakers must buck the norm and make a case for their particular crossovers to the general public. Potential crossover drivers such as yourself have high expectations, and why shouldn't you? You should not have to settle for the same old thing. That is why we are here to take a look at the 2017 Nissan Juke vs the 2017 Kia Soul, a couple of crossover models that definitely stand out and catch the eye.

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2017 Nissan Juke vs 2017 Kia Soul
188 HP Base Horsepower 130 HP
28/32 City/Hwy MPG Base Fuel Economy 25/30 City/Hwy MPG
Standard CD Player Not Available
Standard Cruise Control Optional

Standard features you've come to expect

A few key areas stand out when you look at these two unique and sporty crossover models. You want your ride to have some pep to it. You want to feel confident every time you press the accelerator and merge onto the highway or climb that steep hill. Fortunately, the 2017 Juke comes with an engine capable of a punchy 188 horsepower, far surpassing the 130 horsepower of the 2017 Kia Soul. Does more horsepower equal worse fuel economy? Not for the 2017 Juke, which still gets an EPA-estimated 28 city and 32 highway miles per gallon, edging out the fuel economy of the 2017 Soul.

Over the course of your driving life, you have probably come to expect certain features for your enjoyment and convenience. These are the kinds of features that should come standard. Cruise control, for example, is a great way to set a certain speed while you are cruising. It is a modern convenience that we sometimes take for granted, and you would definitely realize that if you drove the 2017 Kia Soul, which only offers cruise control as an option, or as a standard feature on higher, more expensive trim levels. Cruise control not standard? In 2017? Another feature you may have grown accustomed to is the CD player. Sure, music media has evolved from there into MP3 and streaming functionality, and the 2017 Juke has those as well, but it also saves room for CDs. The 2017 Soul, on the other hand, confines you to fewer audio options.

silver 2017 Nissan Juke exterior top front view
black 2017 Nissan Juke exterior top rear view
2017 Nissan Juke interior seats
2017 Nissan Juke interior steering wheel and dashboard