2016 Nissan Juke vs. 2016 Honda HR-V

Regina and Swift Current drivers in search of a compact crossover will have plenty of options to choose from, and the 2016 Nissan Juke and the 2016 Honda HR-V are both likely to be contenders. Of course, only one can win out as the best vehicle to meet your needs, so here’s our competitive comparison to help you decide.


It’s no secret that crossovers come with a vast range of technologies, but the 2016 Nissan Juke manages to go beyond basic features to offer devices that aren’t available with competitors like the 2016 Honda HR-V.

Such features include:

  • Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection: Uses four cameras to provide a 360º bird’s-eye view of your vehicle, with the option to select split-screen close-ups. The Moving Object Detection feature provides audible and visual warnings if the system detects moving objects nearby.
  • NissanConnect? with Navigation and Mobile Apps: Nissan’s innovative system allows you to integrate the functions of your smartphone with the Juke’s display screen. You’ll then be able to play music, interact on social media, or find your route.


Crossovers should offer an engaging drive, but the 2016 Honda HR-V falls flat by conjuring up only a 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque output from its sole 1.8L four-cylinder engine. As a result, your ride will feel a little underwhelming, or even sluggish when you’re carrying a full complement of passengers.

The 2016 Nissan Juke starts stronger, with a 1.6L direct injection powerhouse generating a generous 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. From there, things get even better. NISMO models draw upon the force of a fierce and thrilling NISMO-tuned MR16DDT 1.6L engine, which puts Regina and Swift Current drivers in command of up to 215 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.


The 2016 Honda HR-V is an all-new vehicle, but its conservative styling already looks slightly dated. In contrast, the 2016 Nissan Juke is defined by bold muscular lines and state-of-the-art lighting, with an aggressively sculpted hood and 370Z-inspired combination lights helping it stand out from the crowd.

And then there’s the NISMO models. These high performance vehicles take the Sport Cross philosophy to its fullest potential. Aside from the fiery turbocharged engine, they boast:

  • NISMO Sport-Tuned Suspension: For tighter handling and a smooth ride under race-inspired conditions.
  • Dropped Body: NISMO models are dropped for a lower, more aerodynamic profile, with low-profile performance tires and a refined rear spoiler.
  • NISMO Interior: With a black Alcantara leather steering wheel, leather shift knob with contrasting stitching, and vivid red accents.

The 2016 Nissan Juke is More Advanced and Powerful than the 2016 Honda HR-V

The 2016 Honda HR-V looks great in isolation, but underpowered, underequipped, and unexciting compared to the 2016 Nissan Juke. You’ll find your Juke waiting in the showroom at Knight Nissan – don’t hesitate to contact us today for any further information. We look forward to putting our Regina and Swift Current customers behind the wheel of this sporty compact crossover!