Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan JUKE VS 2017 MINI Cooper Near New Braunfels, TX

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2017 Nissan JUKE

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2017 MINI Cooper

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Juke are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The MINI Cooper Clubman doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

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 Cooper Clubman 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 Cooper Clubman only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Juke and the Cooper Clubman have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available all-wheel drive and daytime running lights.

Warranty Comparison

Nissan’s powertrain warranty covers the Juke 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than MINI covers the Cooper Clubman. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Cooper Clubman ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 9 times as many Nissan dealers as there are MINI dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Juke’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than MINI vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 26 more problems per 100 vehicles, MINI is ranked 26th, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The Juke has more powerful engines than the Cooper Clubman:




Juke 1.6 turbo 4 cyl.

188 HP

177 lbs.-ft.

Juke NISMO RS AWD 1.6 turbo 4 cyl.

211 HP

184 lbs.-ft.

Juke NISMO RS 1.6 turbo 4 cyl.

215 HP

210 lbs.-ft.

Cooper Clubman 1.5 turbo 3 cyl.

134 HP

162 lbs.-ft.

Cooper Clubman S 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

189 HP

207 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Nissan Juke (base engine) is faster than the MINI Cooper Clubman turbo 3 cyl. (automatics tested):



Cooper Clubman

Zero to 60 MPH

7.3 sec

8 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

21.5 sec

26.6 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

7.6 sec

9.2 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3.7 sec

4.3 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

4.8 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

15.8 sec

16.3 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Juke gets better fuel mileage than the Cooper Clubman:




Cooper Clubman





25 city/34 hwy

1.5 turbo 3 cyl./Manual


1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (188 HP)/6-spd. Manual

27 city/33 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Manual


1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (215 HP)/6-spd. Manual

26 city/31 hwy





25 city/33 hwy

1.5 turbo 3 cyl./Auto


1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (188 HP)/CVT

28 city/32 hwy

23 city/33 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto




21 city/30 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Manual


1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (188 HP)/CVT

26 city/30 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto


1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (211 HP)/CVT

25 city/29 hwy



Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Juke NISMO RS’ brake rotors are larger than those on the Cooper Clubman:




Cooper Clubman

Cooper Clubman S

Front Rotors

11.7 inches

12.6 inches

11.6 inches

12.1 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

11.5 inches

11 inches

11 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 Cooper Clubman are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Juke has larger standard tires than the Cooper Clubman (215/55R17 vs. 205/55R16).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Juke has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Cooper Clubman.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Juke SV AWD handles at .85 G’s, while the Cooper Clubman pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Juke’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the Cooper Clubman’s (36.4 feet vs. 37.1 feet). The Juke NISMO’s turning circle is .4 feet tighter than the Cooper Clubman’s (36.7 feet vs. 37.1 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Juke is 5.9 inches shorter than the Cooper Clubman, making the Juke easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Juke’s liftgate lifts up in one piece, completely out of the way of loading and unloading, while sheltering the cargo loading area. The Cooper Clubman’s two swing out doors impair rear visibility, need a lot of clearance, and can block loading in tight quarters.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Juke’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. MINI does not offer a locking feature on the Cooper Clubman’s power windows.

The Juke’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Cooper Clubman’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

The Juke’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Cooper Clubman’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.

The Intelligent Key standard on the Juke allows you to unlock the driver’s door, cargo door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The MINI Cooper Clubman’s Start/Stop Switch doesn’t unlock the doors or the trunk.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Juke has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Cooper Clubman only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Juke has standard extendable sun visors. The Cooper Clubman doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Juke is less expensive to operate than the Cooper Clubman because it costs $756 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Juke than the Cooper Clubman, including $137 less for a water pump, $141 less for an alternator, $55 less for front brake pads, $35 less for a starter, $127 less for a fuel pump, $71 less for front struts and $890 less for a power steering pump.

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