Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Juke VS 2017 Ford Edge Near San Antonio, TX

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2017 Nissan Juke

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2017 Ford Edge

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 Edge doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Juke and the Edge 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, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, daytime running lights and around view monitors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Juke is safer than the Ford Edge:

 

Juke

Edge

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

16 inches

18 inches

HIC

164

297

Spine Acceleration

36 G’s

53 G’s

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

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 Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 11th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 27th in reliability. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 31st.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 5 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Car and Driver the Nissan Juke (base engine) is faster than the Ford Edge (automatics tested):

 

Juke

Edge turbo 4 cyl.

Edge V6

Zero to 60 MPH

7.3 sec

8.3 sec

7.7 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

21.5 sec

23.3 sec

21.1 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

7.6 sec

9 sec

7.9 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3.7 sec

4.3 sec

3.8 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

4.8 sec

5.5 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile

15.8 sec

16.2 sec

16.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

89 MPH

86 MPH

89 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Juke

Edge

 

2WD

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

27 city/33 hwy

n/a

 

 

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

26 city/31 hwy

n/a

 

 

1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (188 HP)/Auto

28 city/32 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

20 city/29 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

17 city/26 hwy

3.5 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (188 HP)/Auto

26 city/30 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

 

1.6 turbo 4 cyl. (211 HP)/Auto

25 city/29 hwy

n/a

 

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Juke stops much shorter than the Edge:

 

Juke

Edge

 

70 to 0 MPH

176 feet

187 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

120 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 Edge SE/SEL’s standard 60 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Juke SV AWD handles at .85 G’s, while the Edge Titanium AWD pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Juke’s turning circle is tighter than the Edge’s:

 

Juke

Edge

AWD 4dr Sport Utility

36.7 feet

42 feet

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Juke may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1000 to 1200 pounds less than the Ford Edge.

The Juke is 2 feet, 1.7 inches shorter than the Edge, making the Juke easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Juke is 6.3 inches narrower on average than the Edge, making the Juke easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

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 Edge uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Juke SV AWD is quieter than the Edge Sport AWD (41 vs. 42 dB).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Juke has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Edge doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Juke owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Juke with a number “5” insurance rate while the Edge is rated higher at a number “8” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Juke is less expensive to operate than the Edge because typical repairs cost much less on the Juke than the Edge, including $756 less for a water pump, $249 less for an alternator, $33 less for front brake pads and $310 less for a power steering pump.

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