Comparison - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2018 - vs - Nissan Juke SL 2017

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,331
converted from British pound
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
25,240
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.85gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#788298
Electric Spice Metallic
#AC7027
Ingot Silver Metallic
#8A8788
Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
#E3E3E3
Shadow Black
#1D1A1B
Sunset Metallic
#7C0401
Color: 
Bordeaux Black
#100B11
Brilliant Silver
#989E96
Cayenne Red
#942B28
Cosmic Blue
#050048
Gun Metallic
#545655
Pearl White
#E4E7DC
Red Alert
#941A12
Solar Yellow
#F8B818
Super Black
#0B1C30

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

The 2017 Nissan Juke is fun to drive, but that’s about the only good thing we can say about it. Its tiny passenger and cargo holds, poor safety scores, and limited features list make this a bad buy. The Honda HR-V has class-leading cargo space, while the Kia Soul has excellent safety and reliability ratings. Even vehicles like the Volkswagen GTI and Mazda CX-3 match the Juke for driving excitement while adding in abundant space and features.

There are numerous other options on the market that will ultimately serve you better than the Juke. Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

Pros:
Potent turbocharged engine
Athletic handling

Cons:
Rough ride quality
Small rear seat and cargo, even for the class
Low-rent interior
Requires premium fuel

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The Nissan Juke makes no apologies for its controversial styling, which is a part of its appeal. Nissan took it a step further in 2015, introducing a new Color Studio program that allows you to mix and match colors like an unsupervised kid at a soda fountain. Think what you will about the Juke's styling; the bottom line is it's one of the most capable performers in the compact crossover segment, which means big fun in the driver seat.

A lot of what makes the Juke so enjoyable is what lies beneath the surface, namely a healthy turbocharged engine that is powerful yet efficient. An available all-wheel-drive system with genuine rear-axle torque-vectoring means the Juke can vary power delivery between the front and rear axles as well as the left and right rear wheels for optimum traction. A taut suspension makes for great handling when the roads start to curve and there are even 7 inches of ground clearance to help keep the body free of scrapes on rough roads. One of the few downsides to the Juke is interior space. Rear passenger legroom and cargo space aren't very generous, so if you often carry a full passenger load, the Juke will feel cramped.

pros:
Lively performance
Sporty handling
Unique interior/exterior color customization options
Available all-wheel drive.

cons:
Not much cargo capacity
Limited rear head- and legroom
Poor rear visibility
Lots of hard plastic trim
Relatively stiff ride.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Nissan Juke is a smart, spunky compact-crossover SUV that continues to stand out with its expressive styling, feature-rich interior and turbocharged engines. No longer alone in the segment it started, the Juke now faces fierce competition from performance-oriented subcompact-crossover SUVs like the Mazda CX-3 and Fiat 500X, as well less aggressive makes like the Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax. Nissan keeps the Juke competitive by offering even more standard features this year, keeping the Juke’s price low and offering a high-performance Nismo RS version that pumps out 215 horsepower. Unique to the Juke is the Color Studio option that allows for personal color customization of certain interior and exterior pieces.

Pros:
If you’re looking for a fun, sporty and affordable subcompact, and the idea of added ground clearance and all-wheel drive (AWD) sounds appealing, the 2017 Nissan Juke subcompact SUV has you covered. You can even get a manual transmission, for those who still know what that is.

Cons:
If you need space for passengers and cargo, a larger compact like the Honda CR-V or Nissan Rogue makes more sense. Still desire a subcompact? You’ll get better off-road ability in a Jeep Renegade and better fuel economy plus more interior room in a Honda HR-V.

By: 
kbb.com
Yes indeed, what is it? At launch we were tempted to say ‘not much’. The Nissan Juke is an urban poseur of a crossover, small-ish but not so small as to be truly urban-oriented, and it’s tall and beefy-looking to provide that hallowed element of SUV bling, without really having any off-road ability. Today though, it’s selling extrememly well – a regular entrant in the top 10 charts – so it looks as if Nissan has hit the sweet spot with it. It’s been enhanced over the years with a facelift and progressively more focused Nismo version, while remaining decent value for a step-up supermini that’s a bit different
By: 
topgear.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
467ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
177ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
238hp
at 5 500rpm
188hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
162.40in
Width: 
72.40in
69.50in
Height: 
67.00in
61.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.00in
Front Track: 
61.50in
60.00in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
60.00in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
99.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
38.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
36.70
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
42.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
32.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
51.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
53.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
48.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
51.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.10cu.ft
35.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.30cu.ft
10.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
21.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
28.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
3500.00lbs
3032.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
no
More Power Features: 
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Hands-free entry
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
Bucket front seats
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front independent suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front and rear stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
1 subwoofer(s)
7 total speakers
USB connection
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Rockford Fosgate premium brand speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
17
17 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Polished alloy wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Rear door child safety locks
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Emergency braking assist
4-wheel ABS
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Interior Illumination Package
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
17" Black Wheels
Rear Roof Spoiler
Premium Paint
Splash Guards
17" Gunmetal Wheels
Stainless Exhaust Finisher
Interior Options: 
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch
Armrest
Carpeted Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Illuminated Stainless Kick Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#3E3E3E
Color: 
Black, cloth
#2C2020
Black/Red, leather
#2A1C1C