2015 Nissan Juke vs. 2016 Honda HR-V

2015 Nissan Juke Front

2015 Nissan Juke
2016 Honda HR-V Gray

2016 Honda HR-V

The 2015 Nissan Juke is a leading choice in the Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL area for drivers that want an efficient, and capable subcompact crossover utility vehicle. This small SUV offers distinctive styling, a turbocharged engine, and an affordable price tag. While the Juke might offer many of the features that drivers want, it still can’t quite compete with the 2016 Honda HR-V. The HR-V simply provides a superior combination of efficiency and versatility, including more cargo and cabin space, superior fuel economy, and better safety scores than the Nissan Juke.


In its most efficient guise the 2016 Honda HR-V achieves 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* based on EPA estimates with front-wheel drive and the continuously variable transmission. The similarly equipped 2015 Nissan Juke falls short with a 28 mpg city/32 mpg highway rating from the EPA.


Cargo space is a similar comparison: while these two vehicles might be about the same size outside, the 2016 Honda HR-V offers considerably more space in the cabin. The Honda uses the center gas tank and Magic Seat system, which lets the rear seats fold completely into the floor, to provide an amazing 58.8 cubic feet of space total. The 2015 Nissan Juke has a cargo area that is tiny in comparison, clocking in at only 35.9 cubic feet. The rear seats on the Juke aren’t even split folding seats, so it’ll be harder to make use of that space.


Finally, with a lower starting MSRP and more standard features that you want, the 2016 Honda HR-V is clearly a better choice than the 2015 Nissan Juke. The HR-V gives you features like Hill Start Assist, floor mats, a telescopic adjustable steering column, cargo tie downs, a stereo antitheft system, and underseat and seatback storage. None of those features are standard on the base Juke.

The following table should help further put this comparison into perspective:

2015 Nissan Juke 2016 Honda HR-V
28 mpg city/32 mpg highway/30 mpg combined EPA estimate with CVT 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* EPA rating with CVT
Missing important standard features Standard all-season tires and other key features like floor mats, a stereo antitheft system, and more
35.9 cubic feet of cargo space 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, a leading Elgin area Honda dealership, you can drive the current 2016 Honda HR-V now. Come visit us at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL to check out this versatile, smartly designed little crossover today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.