The Nissan Juke vs. The Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Juke vs. The Nissan Qashqai: Two of South Africa’s most popular Crossovers go toe to toe, but remember that, although the Qashqai is available as a New and Pre-owned Vehicle, the Juke has been discontinued and is only available as a pre-owned crossover!
We have decided to pair up two of the country’s favourite Nissan vehicles in a “versus competition”, because not only will this allow us to showcase these great vehicles, but it will also allow you to make an informed decision about which of these great automobiles will best suit your driving style, lifestyle and of course your pocket. So without any further ado, let’s get started with the Nissan Juke vs. Nissan Qashqai comparison…
What are the Juke and Qashqai like to drive?
Both the Nissan Juke and Nissan Qashqai for Sale at Group 1 are two of the best-selling crossover vehicles to have been sold in South Africa. This is all thanks to their good looks, robust build and low running costs. But what exactly are they like to drive? For starters, both are available in petrol or diesel-powered variants, but only the Juke has a 4×4 version. Please note however that since the Juke is now only available as a pre-owned vehicle, a 4×4 model variant might not always be available. Please check our virtual Used Juke Showroom for all available models.
The Juke has a stiff suspension and this helps to keep body roll firmly in check. The steering, on the other hand, is sharp, responsive and almost sportscar-like. Driving the Nissan Qashqai is a little different, as the body rolls a little more than the Juke’s, but it is exceptionally good at soaking up the bumps and potholes found on South African roads. The Qashqai is also the quieter of the two vehicles with some of the lowest road noise in its class.
Nissan Juke vs. Nissan Qashqai, the inside story
If it is style you are looking for then the interior of the Juke is the one to go for, as it offers a striking ‘floating’ instrument and a centre console that resembles a motorbike’s fuel tank. But don’t underestimate the Qashqai here either, as the new next-generation Qashqai is no slouch in the interior looks department. In fact, the inside of the Qashqai is part of the reason this vehicle was voted a 2015 SA Car of the Year Finalist. Subsequently, the Qashqai has received a facelift, which included further interior upgrades on certain models while the Juke has been discontinued and the interior will remain the same until a Second Generation Nissan Juke is possibly launched.
Both cars score extremely high for ease of use, as their controls are all clearly labelled and logically positioned for SA driving styles. What’s more, the higher-spec versions of both the Juke and Qashqai come with a simple (and similar) touch-screen sat-nav system that keeps the number of buttons one needs to use to a minimum.
Used Juke or New Qashqai, which one should I buy?
If you’re going to purchase a Juke then it is important to remember that it will only be available as a quality used vehicle. If this is the right choice for you then we recommend that you look at a Used 1.5 dCi Acenta+. This is because it has a powerful yet reliable engine, as well as all of the internal trimmings and extras. If however, you are looking for something a little bigger, quieter and comfortable then we suggest that you go for the Qashqai DiG Turbo Acenta. When it comes down to a choice between the two however only you can decide. One thing is for certain, however, no matter if you opt to own a Used Juke or drive a New Qashqai, you’re going to be in for one hell of a fun ride!
Test Drive a Juke or Qashqai TODAY!
Still not made up your mind? Then why not take both a Used Nissan Juke or the Nissan Qashqai for a test drive. No matter which vehicle you decide is your favourite, in our opinion both are very good cars and worthy subjects of this Nissan Juke vs. Nissan Qashqai vehicle comparison.