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.
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
2015 Nissan Juke
2012 – present Ford EcoSport
2015 – present Honda HR-V
2015 – present Hyundai i20 Cross Sport
2013 – present Kia Soul
2010 – present Mitsubishi ASX
2011 – present Subaru XV