2016 Nissan Juke vs. 2016 Kia Soul

Compared to the 2016 Kia Soul, the 2016 Nissan Juke provides Regina and Swift Current drivers with a stronger ride and a greater selection of standard and available features. It’s well worth doing your research to find the best compact crossover on the market, and that’s what you’ll find in the new Nissan Juke.

Standard Features

Unlike the 2016 Kia Soul, the 2016 Nissan Juke doesn’t make you pay more for the kind of features that you deserve. Drivers have come to expect a generous level of technology from their vehicles, even in entry-level trims, and the Juke lives up to those expectations by fitting the following features as standard:

  • Rearview Camera: It’s rare for a rearview camera not to be included across all models, but you won’t get one as standard in the Soul until the $23,995 SX model – that’s almost $4,000 more than an entry-level Juke.
  • Nissan Intelligent Key: Nissan’s keyless entry system with push button ignition function makes it easier and faster to get going.
  • Cruise Control: Cruise control is so commonly included as standard that you might fail to notice that the 2016 Kia Soul forces you to pay extra for it.

Available Features

While the 2016 Nissan Juke is happy to spoil drivers with plenty of features as standard, it still reserves something a little special for those with specific needs. Unfortunately, many of those available features are completely absent from the 2016 Kia Soul, such as:

  • Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection: Four cameras provide a 360º bird’s-eye view of your vehicle and the area surrounding it, and sensors will offer audible and visual warnings when any moving objects are detected nearby.
  • NissanConnect? with Navigation and Mobile Apps: This Nissan-Exclusive system allows drivers to connect their smartphones to the Juke’s display screen, then use a growing selection of apps within their vehicle.


Both the 2016 Nissan Juke and the 2016 Kia Soul offer Regina and Swift Current drivers a choice of two engines, but the Soul’s lacks the output you deserve.

  • Standard Power: The Juke offers one of the best base-engines around, a 1.6L four-cylinder commanding up to 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Soul’s standard 1.6L ekes out only 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque.
  • Available Power: The 164 horsepower, 151 lb-ft of torque output of the Soul’s available 2.0L four-cylinder engine doesn’t even compete with the Juke’s standard engine, let alone the track-like performance of the 215 horsepower, 210 lb-ft of torque MR16DDT 1.6L engine, which has been specially tuned for high-performance Juke NISMO models.

The 2016 Nissan Juke Utterly Outclasses the 2016 Kia Soul

Whether you value the latest comfort and convenience features or a strong, confident ride, you’ll be better off in a 2016 Nissan Juke than a 2016 Kia Soul. To find out more, just contact one of the team at Knight Nissan today. We hope to see our Regina and Swift Current customers soon, so we can show off this amazing new crossover!