Ancira Nissan Compares 2016 Nissan JUKE VS 2016 Honda CR-V Near San Antonio, TX

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2016 Nissan JUKE

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2016 Honda CR-V

Safety Comparison

The Juke has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The CR‑V doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Juke (except S/NISMO) offers an optional Around View Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The CR‑V only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Juke and the CR‑V have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and daytime running lights.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Juke is safer than the Honda CR‑V:



Rear Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars




Into Pole


5 Stars

5 Stars




Spine Acceleration

36 G’s

37 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Engine Comparison

The Juke’s standard 1.6 turbo 4 cyl. produces 3 more horsepower (188 vs. 185) than the CR‑V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Juke NISMO RS AWD’s standard 1.6 turbo 4 cyl. produces 26 more horsepower (211 vs. 185) and 3 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 181) than the CR‑V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Juke NISMO RS’ standard 1.6 turbo 4 cyl. produces 30 more horsepower (215 vs. 185) and 29 lbs.-ft. more torque (210 vs. 181) than the CR‑V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Juke (base engine) is faster than the Honda CR‑V (automatics tested):



Zero to 60 MPH

6.8 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile

15.2 sec

16.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

91.9 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Juke gets better fuel mileage than the CR‑V:





28 city/34 hwy



28 city/32 hwy

26 city/33 hwy

4 cyl./Auto



26 city/31 hwy

25 city/31 hwy

4 cyl./Auto

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Juke NISMO RS’ front brake rotors are larger than those on the CR‑V:




Front Rotors

12.6 inches

11.7 inches

11.8 inches

The Juke NISMO RS’ standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the CR‑V are solid, not vented.

The Juke stops shorter than the CR‑V:



60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Juke’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CR‑V LX’s standard 70 series tires. The Juke NISMO’s tires have a lower 45 series profile than the CR‑V Touring’s 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Juke has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the CR‑V LX.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Juke has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The CR‑V’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Juke SV AWD handles at .85 G’s, while the CR‑V Touring AWD pulls only .76 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Juke SL AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the CR‑V Touring AWD (27.1 seconds @ .67 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Juke’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the CR‑V AWD’s (36.4 feet vs. 36.9 feet). The Juke’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the CR‑V’s (36.4 feet vs. 37.5 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Juke may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 pounds less than the Honda CR‑V.

The Juke is 1 foot, 5 inches shorter than the CR‑V, making the Juke easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Juke’s variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The CR‑V LX/SE’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

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