Now that the 2016 Honda HR-V is available to our Detroit Metro drivers, we think it’s time we start comparing its few competitors to see if they can stand up to Honda’s new crossover. Let’s take a look at the 2015 Nissan Juke interior and see what it has to offer in comparison to the HR-V.
Honda has been working to redefine the idea of “standard features” on their base-level models for a few years now, and the new HR-V is no different. While there are many comparable features between the two models, the HR-V comes out ahead by including the following amenities:
- Multi-angle rearview camera
- 60/40 split-folding Magic Seat
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
- 5-inch LCD touchscreen
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED brake lights
If you wanted to put the Juke on par with Honda’s crossover, you would need to upgrade it past its already more expensive entry-level trim.
Honda’s Crossover is More Spacious
While the 2016 Honda HR-V is technically a compact crossover, its spacious interior makes it feel like anything but. The Juke has earned its “compact” designation by offering a standard 10.5 cubic feet of cargo space (expandable to only 35.9 cubic feet) and featuring only 86.7 cubic feet of passenger space.
The HR-V LX, on the other hand, has over 100 cubic feet of passenger space available, and that means plenty of room in all five seats. If you need cargo space, the standard cargo hold expands from 24.3 cubic feet to as much as 58.8 cubic feet thanks to Honda’s Magic Seat.
If you make use of the HR-V’s cargo space, you’ll have a set of standard cargo tie-downs as well as seatback and underseat storage, none of which are on the Juke.
Test Drive the HR-V
We can only use so many words to describe the differences between the 2016 HR-V and the 2015 Nissan Juke interior; in the end, you have to take a test drive to see those differences for yourself. Visit a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you and let us show you the spacious cabin and variety of high-tech features found in Honda’s crossover. We think you’ll agree that the HR-V has more to offer.