Nissan broke the mold with the second-generation Juke, especially the tuned-up versions of Jukes. The Nissan Juke has become an industry benchmark for crossing a hatchback and SUV. The compact car designers, as ever, aim to be the best in the market. There are alternatives to compact SUVs. Let's review the top ten alternatives to the Nissan Juke.
10. Toyota CH-R
It is hard to conclude this list without the Toyota CH-R that looks like the Juke. The CH-R is a miniature version of the Yaris Cross but still a worthy compact SUV. The 1.2-liter 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine gives the car fast picking. The car's infotainment system is an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The standout feature is the continuous variable transmission (CVT) that makes driving a cinch. We may have just saved the best for last. The CH-R is a direct apples-to-apples competitor to the Nissan Juke.
9. Vauxhall Mokka
The Vauxhall Mokka series, particularly the Vauxhall Mokka X, as it was recently branded, is a plush-looking car with premium interiors and an attractive abstract exterior. The space is a little tight, but the front row and super comfy seats make it a worthwhile car. Mokka X comes in 14 different petrol models and four diesel engine options, offering drivers a wide selection of cars. The only drawback of the Vauxhall Mokka, according to Fleet News, is that it is not taking any more orders for the SUV.
8. Volkswagen T-Cross
No car comes as close to practicality in the Juke class as the Volkswagen T-Cross. The T-Cross has 385 liters of space and sliding seats to create more room. The Volkswagen T-Cross looks more like an SUV with its angular front and stylish rear. If you are looking for a reliable car that holds its own on the road, then the T-Cross is the best Juke alternative among the sea of crossover SUVs from Volkswagen.
Jeep Renegade features a 2.4-liter engine that delivers 180 unbridled horsepower. The standard trim is a 1.3 turbocharged four-cylinder engine that isn’t exceptionally quick. The drawback is it isn’t an ideal car for short distances and can get tiring due to its noisy inside. The infotainment runs through an 8.4-inch touchscreen. If you favor off-terrain routes and don’t want to damage your Juke, consider Jeep Renegade. The spacious 523 boot size makes it an ideal car for off-road traveling. Jeep Renegade won the Best Compact SUV award.
6. Fiat 500X
The Fiat 500X is a roomier Fiat 500. The Fiat 500X is a tech hub of a car with a 7-inch infotainment screen complete with Android Auto and Apple Car Play integration. It is a bit cramped for three adults to sit in the back, but it isn't that much of a hassle for kids.
5. Citroen C3 Aircross
Dubbed "the comfortable alternative to Nissan Juke," the C3 Aircross is in every sense comfortable. Citroen focuses on the car's drive feel rather than performance and efficiency. The tuned-up suspension set and comfy seats ensure you don't feel any lumps or bumps on the road. Although it's a comfortable car, the C3 Aircross has a 1.5-liter petrol engine that delivers punchy acceleration to back the smooth ride. The boot space is 380 liters meaning the Juke allows you to load more than the C3 Aircross.
4. Seat Arona
The Seat Arona, Volkswagen T-Cross, and the Skoda Kamiq have one thing in common – they are all sharp-driving alternatives to the Nissan Juke. However, we have to pick the Seat Arona, which has an updated look for 2022. The Seat Arona's striking, sharp design with large round headlights looks like a bully on the road. The drive performance certainly replicates that with pocket rocket acceleration, with the base trim having a 1.0-liter petrol engine. The Arona does not skimp on interiors that resemble the sharp exterior. In some models, all trims come with a touchscreen infotainment system and satellite navigation. If you want a pleasant-looking car that's easy to drive around town and enjoy a spacious cabin, then the Seat Arona is for you. Also, consider the Arona if you haven't embraced the pre-2013 Juke's 'striking' design.
3. Dacia Duster
Dacia Duster and the Juke have neck to neck competition regarding performance and design. Interestingly, the Dacia Duster won the Best Family SUV award at the What a Car? Car of the Year awards according to Dacia blog, Dacia Duster is the cheaper alternative to the Nissan Juke. There are four petrol and one diesel trim. You would want to start on the mid-level trims that come with AC and radio; the base trim doesn't come with a radio or AC. The Dacia Duster compromises quality to fit the price tag but is a great drive. The starting price ranges around $10,000. The car has superior functions in some models, such as the four-wheel-drive, which is ideal for rugged terrain. The appealing price tag is reason enough to drive this baby out of the car lot while on a shoestring budget.
2. Mazda CX-3
Recently Mazdas have become ubiquitous on our roads. The Mazda CX-3 is a super-compact SUV whose drive feels like the bigger sister CX-5. Mazda upgraded the CX-3 in 2013 with a 2.0-liter petrol engine that delivers desirable performance. The premium interior, meaning the price tag is out of range for most cars within its class, such as the Toyota Yaris Cross and Vauxhall Mokka series. It is certainly efficient to deliver 148 hp with a four-cylinder engine driving at a revered 27 mpg in the city. All models from the base trim have near similar interiors. The back seats are not ideal for long-legged passengers. The boot size is an impressive 504 liters meaning you have more space for an excursion out of state than the Juke.
1. Renault Captur
The Renault Captur is one of those cars you buy wholeheartedly. It is the ultimate rival for the Nissan Juke in terms of space, size, and performance. The sleek-looking automobile from Renault has 422 liters of boot cargo space, just like the Juke. In terms of performance, the Captur has a 1.5-liter diesel engine that averages 76.4 mpg, beating Jukes's 25 mpg for city driving. The 1.0-liter petrol engine is superior with peppy acceleration. The interior is breathtaking, with the ability to control the infotainment system from your smartphone. There's not much going on regarding driver assistance features since they are all standard, like on the Juke. Renault Captur has a higher price tag than the Nissan Juke. But for its stylish design and efficient performance, you will love the Renault Captur.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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