The 2014 Kia Soul should appease a large number of drivers with its unique take on exterior visuals and interior design, not to mention a good performing engine under its hood. But how does it size up against the competition, such as the 2014 Nissan Juke? Let’s take a look at each and then compare their features to find out.
2014 Kia Soul
The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t need a lot of power, but the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is definitely the better choice over the 1.6L base model if you want a little more “pep.” Its exterior helps the Soul stand out in the crowd, with a look that could be described as stylishly boxy. Hop in the driver’s seat and you’ll be greeted to comfortable seating and plenty of room for you and your passengers. There’s also a great amount of cargo space for runs to the grocery store or long trips across the country.
The fuel efficiency clocks in at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, but what most people will remember about this vehicle is the way it handles. Take it for a quick run around the block to witness its nimbleness for yourself. It even feels great on bumpy roads, which is quite an impressive accomplishment. If you’re looking for standard features, you definitely won’t be disappointed. You get Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, six-speaker audio system, cruise control, and much more. And if that’s not enough, upgrade to a premium audio system, navigation, backup camera, automatic climate control, and others.
2014 Nissan Juke
Many drivers have been quite happy with the exterior of the 2014 Nissan Juke thanks to its unique, sporty appearance. Unfortunately, its interior doesn’t quite match up thanks to a cramped rear seat and cargo space that is lacking when compared to its rivals. Which is too bad since its interior is quite stylish and well-designed. That being said, drivers have reported that the Juke is fun to drive due to responsive steering, good handling, and powerful brakes.
The Juke is equipped with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) which helps to deliver a fuel efficiency of 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. You also get a healthy number of features like keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6-speaker audio system, in addition to options that include a moonroof, navigation system, premium audio setup, rearview camera, and satellite radio.
Kia Soul vs Nissan Juke
Side by side, there really is no comparison between the 2014 Kia Soul and the 2014 Nissan Juke. While the Juke does get the better fuel economy of the two and has solid drivability, that isn’t enough to keep up with its competition. The Soul has a roomier interior, much more cargo space, and at least as many standard and optional features, if not more. Of course, to make a well-informed decision, a test drive is probably in order. But with all things being equal, the Soul is definitely the vehicle to beat.
If you’re in the market for a new, pre-owned, or certified pre-owned vehicle, Burlington Kia can assist you through every step of the purchasing process. The 2014 Kia Soul that’s discussed above is only one of the many quality vehicles that we have in stock on a daily basis. We have a policy against pushing our guests into vehicles or options they don’t need, which means that when you visit our facility, you can expect a hassle-free experience. And any time you have questions, our staff will be nearby to answer them. Don’t wait, come see the Kia Soul in South Jersey!