Now that the 2016 Honda HR-V LX is available to our Albany drivers, we thought it would be a good time to see how it stacks up to a vehicle like the 2015 Nissan Juke S and its standard features. The Juke was one of the sportier crossovers on the market before the HR-V made its debut, but can it stand up to what the new Honda crossover has to offer?
The HR-V’s Standard Features Impress
Recent Honda models have been helping shape the auto industry, dragging other automakers forward by requiring them to install modern features on entry-level trims to stay competitive. Nissan has kept reasonable pace with Honda when it comes to features, but it still trails a bit behind the HR-V.
You can find the following features on each HR-V, including the entry-level LX trim:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (for phone and audio)
- Honda 60/40 split-folding Magic Seat
- Multi-angle rearview camera
- USB audio interface
- Remote entry
The 2015 Nissan Juke S standard features are somewhat less impressive. Drivers don’t have access to the Honda Magic Seat for an easily expandable cargo area, and it only has a single-view rearview camera.
One of the biggest advantages of Honda’s new compact crossover isn’t in its technology but in its size and cargo space. The Juke S is small, only allowing for 10.5 cubic feet of cargo space and 86.7 cubic feet of passenger space. The HR-V LX has 100.1 cubic feet of passenger room with a standard 24.3 cubic feet of cargo area.
Honda’s Fuel-Efficient Engines
The standard features package is just one advantage of the HR-V; it also features a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine:
- The 2015 Nissan Juke S FWD is rated at 32 highway mpg.
- The 2016 Honda HR-V 2WD LX with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg.*
Despite the Nissan’s smaller size, the HR-V 2WD LX with CVT is clearly more fuel efficient.
Test Drive the HR-V
The 2016 Honda HR-V is available in three different trim levels for drivers who want something beyond the standard. Let us show you what the HR-V has to offer that sets it apart from the 2015 Nissan Juke S standard features. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the HR-V.