Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2017 Honda HR-V VS 2017 Nissan Juke Near Houston, TX

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2017 Honda HR-V

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2017 Nissan Juke

Safety Comparison

The HR-V’s blind spot mirrors use wide-angle convex mirrors mounted in the corner of each side view mirror to reveal objects that may be in the driver’s blind spots. The Juke doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

Both the HR-V and the Juke 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, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras and available all wheel drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Honda HR-V is safer than the Nissan Juke:

 

HR-V

Juke

OVERALL STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

19%

26%

Neck Stress

244 lbs.

351 lbs.

Neck Compression

5 lbs.

64 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

33/136 lbs.

850/1103 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

41%

73%

Neck Stress

218 lbs.

243 lbs.

Neck Compression

46 lbs.

189 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

574/500 lbs.

554/739 lbs.

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

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Honda HR-V is safer than the Juke:

 

HR-V

Juke

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

1 cm

10 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

20 cm

24 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

3.7/.6 kN

4.9/2.3 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

1%/0%

3%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Tibia index R/L

.56/.48

1.64/.57

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda HR-V is safer than the Nissan Juke:

 

HR-V

Juke

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Movement

.8 inches

1.3 inches

Abdominal Force

158 G’s

218 G’s

Hip Force

321 lbs.

567 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

59 G’s

76 G’s

Hip Force

385 lbs.

958 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

12 inches

16 inches

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

Reliability Comparison

The engine in the HR-V has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engines in the Juke have dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 7th in reliability, above the industry average. With 47 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 27th.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the HR-V gets better fuel mileage than the Juke:

 

 

HR-V

Juke

 

2WD

4 cyl./Auto

28 city/34 hwy

28 city/32 hwy

Base/Auto

4WD

4 cyl./Auto

27 city/31 hwy

26 city/30 hwy

Base/Auto

 

 

n/a

25 city/29 hwy

NISMO RS/Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Honda HR-V uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Juke requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The HR-V has 1.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Juke AWD’s standard fuel tank (13.2 vs. 11.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The HR-V stops shorter than the Juke:

 

HR-V

Juke

 

70 to 0 MPH

170 feet

176 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

125 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

139 feet

146 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the HR-V’s wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer than on the Juke (102.8 inches vs. 99.6 inches).

The HR-V EX-L AWD handles at .84 G’s, while the Juke SL AWD pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For greater off-road capability the HR-V has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Juke NISMO (6.7 vs. 6.5 inches), allowing the HR-V to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The HR-V’s minimum ground clearance is .1 inch higher than on the Juke (6.7 vs. 6.6 inches).

Chassis Comparison

For excellent aerodynamics, the HR-V has standard flush composite headlights. The Juke has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the HR-V EX-L AWD is quieter than the Juke SV AWD:

 

HR-V

Juke

Full-Throttle

76 dB

77 dB

70 MPH Cruising

69 dB

75 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The HR-V has 13.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Juke (100.1 vs. 86.7).

The HR-V has 1.6 inches more front hip room, 3.2 inches more front shoulder room, 1.6 inches more rear headroom, 7.2 inches more rear legroom and 3.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Juke.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the HR-V’s rear seats recline. The Juke’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The HR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Juke with its rear seat up (24.3 vs. 10.5 cubic feet). The HR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Juke with its rear seat folded (58.8 vs. 35.9 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the HR-V has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Juke doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

Consumer Reports rated the HR-V’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Juke’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

The HR-V’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Juke’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the HR-V has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Juke doesn’t offer rear vents.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the HR-V is less expensive to operate than the Juke because it costs $198 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the HR-V than the Juke, including $166 less for a water pump, $1 less for front brake pads, $167 less for fuel injection, $139 less for a fuel pump and $854 less for a timing belt/chain.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda HR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance.

Motor Trend performed a comparison test in its August 2015 issue and they ranked the Honda HR-V EX-L AWD two places higher than the Nissan Juke SL AWD.

The Honda HR-V outsold the Nissan Juke by over three to one during the 2016 model year.

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