|2018 Toyota C-HR||vs||2018 Nissan Juke|
|2.0L 4-Cylinder||Engine||1.6L 4-Cylinder|
|144 HP @ 6100 rpm||Horsepower||188 HP @ 5600 rpm|
|27 City/31 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||28 City/32 Highway mpg*|
"It’s easy to take in the sights when you’re in the sport fabric-trimmed driver’s seat of C-HR."
The 2018 model year marks the entry of one subcompact crossover in the North American market and the exit of another from it. Although the Toyota C-HR has been around since 2016, it wasn’t until the 2018 model year when the tiny crossover SUV hit American showrooms. At the same time, Nissan announced the end of the Juke, which it had been selling in the United States since the 2012 model year. The differences in fortune could not have been more apt; the Toyota subcompact—which already has considerable promise—is a better choice than the Juke, which struggled to register with the general buying public.
Both have attractive exterior styling, with a blurring of the line between the SUV and hatchback body styles. The C-HR, however, looks sportier—thanks to its sloping form, side grooves, and sharp edges all over the body; the Juke looks more like a compressed SUV next to its counterpart. Also, the C-HR has LED daytime running lights to optimize conspicuity when driving; this feature is only added on the Juke’s upper-level trims.
The Toyota C-HR is powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, which is glued to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). On the Juke, Nissan joins a smaller, 1.6-liter I4 with a CVT or 6-speed manual transmission. Thus, while the C-HR has a consistent combined fuel economy, which is measured at 29 mpg, that of the Juke wavers. You will need to go with the base-level trim to achieve a peak of 29 mpg; otherwise, you will get less from the Juke, as it can dip to as low as 26 mpg.
With the cabin furnished with plastics, the Toyota C-HR at least has a glossy interior finish to elevate its aura; such a finish is unavailable on the Nissan Juke, which is also plastic-filled. Also, you will get more space for your luggage on the Toyota vehicle. While it provides a standard cargo volume of 19 cubic feet, the Juke offers 10.5 cubic feet (8.5 less cubic feet).
The 2018 Toyota C-HR is stuffed with safety features. Most of them are classified into two categories: Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which comprises a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control; and Star Safety System™, which includes smart stop technology for bringing the vehicle to a complete halt when there’s unintended acceleration. Plus, the car has a front passenger seat-cushion airbag, which is still rare in the industry. None of these features are available on the Nissan Juke.
At the base level, you can expect the Toyota C-HR to deliver comfort and convenience features like dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, a USB data port and auxiliary audio jack for playing music from your mobile devices, HD Radio™, and six-speaker audio with a 7-inch touchscreen. Most of these features are either optional, only available on upper-level trims, or not available at all on the outgoing Nissan vehicle.
The Toyota difference.
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