If you are looking for a vehicle that is spacious, fun to drive and delivers great features, then the 2014 Kia Soul and the Nissan JUKE are great options to consider. Here is a look at what each vehicle offers in features and how they compare to each other.
The 2014 Kia Soul delivers sleek styling and sophistication. The exterior design features bold additions such as the chrome grille, dual-colored power mirrors and side fenders. Step inside to discover a spacious interior full of great touches of styling and entertainment. The 4.3 inch LCD display houses your gauges and driver information display at eye-level. Further, with the UVO eServices system, you can synchronize your phone, play Pandora Radio or access emergency features through voice commands.
Along with great styling and technological additions, the Kia Soul delivers great performance and safety features. The Soul comes standard with the 1.6L, four-cylinder engine that delivers 130-horsepower and earns up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Kia also offers an engine upgrade if you want more power. Their other offering is the 2.0L, four-cylinder engine that generates up to 164-horsepower while receiving up to 31-highway mpg. Meanwhile, Kia loaded the new Soul with excellent safety features such as electronic stability control, side-impact door beams and Hill-Start Assist Control. The Soul also performed well in safety tests, earning a five-star overall crash safety rating from the NHTSA.
In comparison, the Nissan JUKE delivers an aggressive exterior design with enhancements such as the sculpted hood and muscular lines. The interior offers you great customized options like the Sport-Motorcycle Inspired Center Console. To help you experience the JUKE’s sporty handling, the Sport Bucket Seats fit well against your body to provide you with comfort while your vehicle zips around curves. Meanwhile, with the Integrated Control System, you receive a beautifully-designed driver interface where you can control the cabin’s temperature and switch between four different driving modes.
The Nissan JUKE backs up its sporty styling with great performance. This vehicle comes equipped with the 1.6L engine, which delivers an exhilarating 197-horsepower. To compliment this powerful engine, Nissan lowered the suspension on the JUKE to give you a more responsive driving experience. The JUKE also comes with great safety features such as the electronic brake force distribution and brake assist and the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System. These offerings combine to make the JUKE fun and safe to drive.
Overall, these two vehicles deliver a handsome array of great features. With this in mind, there are differences between the two models. The first difference is in price, as the 2014 Kia Soul starts lower than the Nissan JUKE. Another difference is in the front crashtest ratings. The Soul received a five-star rating while the JUKE received a four-star rating. Lastly, Kia offers a better warranty, as the Soul comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty compared to the 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty Nissan offers for the JUKE. These factors combine to make the 2014 Kia Soul the better buy.