Ancira Nissan Compares 2016 Nissan JUKE VS 2016 Honda HR-V Near New Braunfels, TX

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2016 Nissan JUKE

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2016 Honda HR-V

Safety Comparison

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 HR-V only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Juke and the HR-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 HR-V:

Juke

HR-V

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

145

357

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

164

203

Spine Acceleration

36 G’s

48 G’s

Hip Force

790 lbs.

799 lbs.

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

In a 31 MPH side-impact test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashes a 3300 pound sled into the side of new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Juke is safer than the HR-V:

Juke

HR-V

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Structure

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Driver

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

MARGINAL

Head Injury Criterion

174

217

Rear Passenger

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Criterion

138

184

Engine Comparison

The Juke’s standard 1.6 turbo 4 cyl. produces 47 more horsepower (188 vs. 141) and 50 lbs.-ft. more torque (177 vs. 127) than the HR-V’s 1.8 SOHC 4 cyl. The Juke NISMO RS AWD’s standard 1.6 turbo 4 cyl. produces 70 more horsepower (211 vs. 141) and 57 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 127) than the HR-V’s 1.8 SOHC 4 cyl. The Juke NISMO RS’ standard 1.6 turbo 4 cyl. produces 74 more horsepower (215 vs. 141) and 83 lbs.-ft. more torque (210 vs. 127) than the HR-V’s 1.8 SOHC 4 cyl.

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

Juke

HR-V

Zero to 60 MPH

6.8 sec

9.5 sec

Quarter Mile

15.2 sec

17.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

91.9 MPH

82.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Juke NISMO FWD Manual with its standard engine gets better fuel mileage than the HR-V FWD Manual (28 city/34 hwy vs. 25 city/34 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Juke’s brake rotors are larger than those on the HR-V:

Juke

Juke NISMO RS

HR-V

Front Rotors

11.7 inches

12.6 inches

11.5 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

11.5 inches

11.1 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 HR-V are solid, not vented.

The Juke stops shorter than the HR-V:

Juke

HR-V

70 to 0 MPH

176 feet

183 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Juke NISMO’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the HR-V (225/45R18 vs. 215/55R17).

The Juke NISMO’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the HR-V’s 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Juke NISMO has standard 18-inch wheels. The HR-V’s largest wheels are only 17-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For superior ride and handling, the Juke AWD has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Honda HR-V has a solid rear axle, with a non-independent rear suspension.

The Juke SV AWD handles at .85 G’s, while the HR-V EX-L AWD pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Juke SL AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the HR-V EX-L AWD (27.1 seconds @ .67 average G’s vs. 28 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Juke’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the HR-V’s (36.4 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Juke is 6.7 inches shorter than the HR-V, making the Juke easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Juke has an electronically controlled liquid-filled front engine mount. A computer controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The HR-V uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Juke has .1 inches more front headroom, .9 inches more front legroom and 1 inch more rear hip room than the HR-V.

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 HR-V LX/EX’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

Recommendations Comparison

The Nissan Juke won the Check it Out award in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue.

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