Childre Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan JUKE VS 2017 Honda CR-V Near Conyers, GA

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2017 Nissan JUKE

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2017 Honda CR-V

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 CR-V doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Juke (except S/NISMO) offers an optional Around View Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The CR-V only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Juke and the CR-V 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, available all-wheel drive and daytime running lights.

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 Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 18 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 23rd, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The Juke has more powerful engines than the CR-V:




Juke 1.6 turbo 4 cyl.

188 HP

177 lbs.-ft.

Juke NISMO RS AWD 1.6 turbo 4 cyl.

211 HP

184 lbs.-ft.

Juke NISMO RS 1.6 turbo 4 cyl.

215 HP

210 lbs.-ft.

CR-V LX 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

184 HP

180 lbs.-ft.

CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

190 HP

179 lbs.-ft.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Juke’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CR-V:





Front Rotors

11.7 inches

12.6 inches

11.1 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

11.5 inches

10.2 inches

The Juke NISMO RS’ standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the CR-V are solid, not vented.

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 CR-V LX’s standard 65 series tires. The Juke NISMO’s tires have a lower 45 series profile than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s 60 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Juke has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The CR-V’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For better maneuverability, the Juke’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the CR-V’s (36.4 feet vs. 37.4 feet). The Juke NISMO’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the CR-V’s (36.7 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Juke may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 400 pounds less than the Honda CR-V.

The Juke is 1 foot, 6.2 inches shorter than the CR-V, making the Juke easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Juke’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The CR-V’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s rear windows don’t close automatically.

The Juke’s variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The CR-V LX’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

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