|2014 Nissan Juke SV||VS||2014 Kia Soul+|
|27/32 mpg||Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||23/31 mpg|
|188 hp||Horsepower||164 hp|
|177 lb.-ft.||Torque||151 lb.-ft.|
|1.6L Turbo Inline 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.0 Inline 4-Cyl.|
In recent years, we’ve seen an obvious surge in sporty, compact vehicles that are made to appeal to drivers who enjoy unique and unconventional design. Two of the most popular of these, the Nissan Juke and the Kia Soul, boast an attitude that has clearly turned the entire segment on its ear: forward-thinking, aggressive styling and a peppy driving profile accentuate highly customizable interior cabins. But how do they stack up against one another? (For this comparison, we will compare the similarly-equipped 2014 Nissan Juke SV and the 2014 Kia Soul+.)
Under the hood, the Juke and Soul have taken different approaches to sportiness. While the Soul opts for the larger engine and traditional automatic transmission, the 2014 Nissan Juke chose to pair a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with its popular CVT, and the results are pretty special: a clear edge in both power and fuel economy.
Standard interior features in the 2014 Nissan Juke SV also widen the gap between it and the competing Soul+. An express-open sunroof is standard, as are a vehicle security system and front-row LCD monitor, all of which are either unavailable or a costly upgrade on the Kia.
Despite some great features on the 2014 Kia Soul, it simply can’t match the combination of brash styling with racing-inspired driving dynamics that make the 2014 Nissan Juke such an attractive option to so many. The interior styling on the Juke can be fitted to suit any driver, while the sporty bucket seats only serve to accentuate the thrilling drive that awaits the Juke’s passengers.
The 2014 Nissan Juke can be fitted to suit any lifestyle, and is perfectly suited for both city commutes and longer journeys. To learn more about the many charms of the 2014 Nissan Juke, the friendly sales staff at Robbins Nissan near Houston TX is standing by to assist you today.