Sizing up: Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax against other compact crossovers

Sizing up: Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax against other compact crossovers image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Manufacturer Press | posted October 16, 2015 09:05

Comparing the Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax against the competition

The compact crossover segment is abuzz yet again after Nissan PH recently launched the Juke. Following suit is Chevrolet PH who just launched the all-new Trax as their stake in the growing segment.

With both the Juke and Trax entering an ever-growing crossover segment, we size up the two compact crossovers in both dimensions and engine output to see how they would fare against the competition.

In terms of length, the Juke is one of the shortest crossovers, just behind the i20 Cross Sport. The Trax on the other hand managed to edge out the EcoSport along with the Soul and i20 Cross Sport. Over to girth however, the Kia Soul is still the widest of the bunch. The tallest of the crossovers is the EcoSport as its 1708mm height towers over the competition.

The sizeup table for the compact crossover segment

Moving to engine output, the Mitsubishi ASX and Subaru XV are the most powerful of the group. Both crossovers produce 150 PS and nearly 200 Nm of torque. With most of the other compact crossovers using gasoline-power, the Kia Soul and the Hyundai i20 Cross Sport are the only two models that are available with turbocharged diesels. The 2016 Chevrolet Trax however is the only crossover that has a turbocharged gasoline inline-four in the competition.

2016 Chevrolet Trax

The Chevrolet Trax

2015 Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke

2012 – present Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport

2015 – present Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V

2015 – present Hyundai i20 Cross Sport

The Hyundai i20 Cross Sport

2013 – present Kia Soul

The Kia Soul

2010 – present Mitsubishi ASX

The Mitsubishi ASX

2011 – present Subaru XV

The Subaru XV