2016 Kia Soul vs 2016 Nissan Juke

Drivers looking for a vehicle that’s going to make them stand out from the crowd should check out both the 2016 Kia Soul and the 2016 Nissan Juke. Both of these crossover SUVs offer a unique styling that is sure to turn heads, and their attractive interiors rival that of a luxury vehicle.

Both the 2016 Kia Soul and the 2016 Nissan Juke also offer a variety of available features, ample passenger space and have excellent crash test scores. These features, plus many more, make them perfect for families who want add a little spice to their vehicle. But what other features and specs set the 2016 Kia Soul and the 2016 Nissan Juke apart from the rest of their class, and more importantly, apart from each other? Read on for an in-depth comparison between the these two unique crossovers.

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2016 Kia Soul vs 2016 Nissan Juke
101.0 cubic feet Passenger Volume 86.7 cubic feet
$15,900 Base MSRP $20,250
39.1 inches Rear Legroom 32.1 inches
60 months/60,000 miles Basic Warranty 32 months/36,000 miles

The 2016 Nissan Juke comes in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, Nismo and Nismo RS. The S, SV, SL and Nismo trims all come standard with a 1.6-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, while the top-of-the-line Nismo RS trim comes standard with NISMO®-tuned turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 215 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque. All trims come standard with an advanced airbag system, driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags, Dynamic Vehicle Control with Traction Control System, front and rear crumple zones and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Technology features include six speakers, a USB connection port, auxiliary audio input jack and illuminated steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

The 2016 Kia Soul comes in three trim levels: Base, + (Plus) and ! (Exclaim). The Base trim comes standard with a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine that makes 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque, while the Plus and Exclaim trims come standard with a more-powerful 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. All trims come standard with driver and front-passenger airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, the Brake Assist System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, 4-Wheel ABS Brakes, the Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management and Hill Assist Control. Standard interior features for all trim levels include air conditioning, an auxiliary jack, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, power door locks and windows, six speakers, Bluetooth connectivity and dual illuminated vanity mirrors. Looking for more technology features? The 2016 Kia Soul comes available with a 4.3-inch color touchscreen audio display, a rear-camera display, UVO eServices, voice-command navigation and the Infinity® Audio System with a Center Speaker, Subwoofer, and External Amplifier.

While both the 2016 Kia Soul and the 2016 Nissan Juke make great family crossover SUVs that branch away from the stereotypical, we think it’s clear that the 2016 has the competitive edge between the two. With a higher passenger volume, a better warranty and a lower MSRP, the 2016 Kia Soul really does check all the boxes.

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