New Nissan Juke vs Vauxhall Mokka

We take a look at two small crossovers; the new Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka and see how they compare.

Nissan Juke 2014

The already popular Nissan crossover 5 door hatchback didn’t just get a exterior face lift but a new 1.2 litre petrol engine and new interior design. It also boast a bigger boot space compared to the previous and more personalisation options.

What You Need to Know

  • Exterior Facelift: new grille and headlights with LED, 18 inch alloy wheel option,
  • Inside: Flexible interior and boot, premium touches, customisable center console,
    improved ride and handling
  • Price from GBP13420 to 21300 [LOWER STARTING PRICE]
  • Equipment Levels: 6 available – Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium, Acenta Premium with Exterior+ Pack Tekna, Tekna with Exterior+ Pack [MORE TRIMS]
  • Engine & Gearbox Options: 1.6 Manual 2WD Petrol, 1.6 Xtronic 2WD Petrol, 1.2 DIG-T 115 Manual 2W Petrol, 1.6 DIG-T 190 Xtronic 4WD Petrol, 1.5 dCi 110 Manual 2W Diesel,
  • Maximum Power PS(kW)/rpm: 140(190)/5600 (best power) with 1.6 DIG-T 190 Xtronic 4WD Petrol
  • Acceleration (0-62mph): 8.0 seconds with 1.6 DIG-T 190 Manual 2WD Petrol [BETTER ACCELERATION]
  • Most fuel efficient: 70.6mpg (best combined cycle) with 1.5 dCi 110 Manual 2WD Diesel
  • CO2 emissions (g/km): 104 (lowest emission) EU5b+ with 1.5 dCi 110 Manual 2WD Diesel

Our Pick: Nissan Juke Tekna with Exterior+ Pack 1.5 dCi110 Diesel Manual

  • 6 speed manual transmission
  • Acceleration (0-62mph): 11.2 seconds
  • Maximum speed (mph): 109 mph (175 km/h)
  • Maximum engine power: 81 KW(PS)/rpm or 110 PS
  • Torque (NM): 260 NM
  • CO2 emission (g/km): 104 g/km EU5b+ D [CLEANER]
  • Fuel consumption (combined, urban, extra urban mpg): 70.6 / 61.4 / 76.4 mpg [DRAW]
  • Road tax: Band D
  • Boot Space: 354 litre

Vauxhall Mokka

Brings with it a generous list of standard equipment compared to the Juke. In terms of models and trims, there is the Exclusiv, Tech Line and SE. With Exclusiv being the standard model, the Tech Line comes with sat nav on top of the standard and SE model comes with leather heated sport front seat, rear seat centre armrest with drinks holders, electrically heated steering wheel, dark-tinted rear windows, 18″ alloy wheel among other things.

However, even the standard trim has plenty going for it. It has Switchable Electronic Stability Programme, Traction Control, Descent Control System, Hill Start Assist, ABS, Airbags (front driver and passenger, front seat side impact and full size curtain), air conditiong, CD/MP3 with Aux in socket and DMB Digital radio with steering wheel mounted controls.

Other standard features are listed below:

  • Steering column adjustable for reach and rake
  • Multi-function trip computer
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40 split flip and fold rear seat
  • Remote control alarm system
  • Remote control central locking
  • Electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors
  • Electrically operated front windows
  • Alloy-effect protective front skid plate
  • Side-protection mouldings
  • Silver-effect roof rails
  • Dual-zone Electronic Climate Control
  • USB connection with iPod control
  • Leather-covered steering wheel
  • Front centre armrest
  • Automatic lighting control
  • High beam assist
  • Rain-sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Electro-chromatic anti-dazzle rear-view mirror
  • 230-volt rear power outlet behind front seats
  • Electrically foldable door mirrors
  • Electrically operated rear windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Stainless steel exhaust tailpipe
  • Sterling silver-effect 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/55 R 18 tyres
  • Intelligent four-wheel drive (4×4 models only)

What You Need to Know

  • Smooth curves and rugged stance
  • Refined, advanced and capable in any environment
  • Price from GBP16199 to 20764 [HIGHER STARTING PRICE]
  • Equipment Levels: 3 available – Exclusiv, Tech Line and SE [MORE STANDARD EQUIPMENT]
  • Engine & Gearbox Options: 1.6i Petrol 16v Start/Stop Manual 5-Speed, 1.4i Turbo Charged Petrol 16v Star/Stop Manual/Automatic 6-Speed,  1.7CDTi Diesel 16v  Start/Stop Manual/Automatic 6-Speed with 4X4 options for  1.4i and 1.7CDTi
  • Maximum Power PS(kW)/rpm: 140(103)/4900 (best power) with 1.4i Petrol
  • Acceleration (0-62mph): 9.3 seconds with 1.4 Turbo 4×4
  • Most fuel efficient: 70.6mpg (best combined cycle) with 1.7CDTi 16v Start/Stop 6-speed Manual
  • CO2 emission (g/km): 120 (lowest emission) Euro 5 Emission Standard compliant with 1.7CDTi 16v Start/Stop 6-speed Manual

Our Pick: Tech Line 5-door SUB 1.7CDTi 16v (AT6) Diesel manual

  • 6 speed manual transmission
  • Acceleration (0-62mph): 9.7 seconds [FASTER]
  • Maximum speed (mph): 116 mph 
  • Maximum engine power: 130 (96)/4000 PS(kW)/rpm [MORE POWER]
  • Maximum Torque (NM/rpm): 300 (221)/2000-2500
  • CO2 emission (g/km): 120 g/km EU5b+ D
  • Fuel consumption (combined, urban, extra urban mpg): 70.6 / 52.3 / 62.8 mpg [DRAW]
  • Road tax: Band D
  • Boot Space: 362 litre [MORE BOOT SPACE]

Final Thoughts

The Juke does stand out between the two owing to its quirky and one of a kind funky look with those huge head lamps and shoulders. While the Mokka has a ‘safer’, more conventional look. In fact it looks more like a small version of the Antara, Vauxhall’s 7 seater SUV. Juke on the other hand, looks nothing like any of Nissan’s bigger SUVs.

Both cars have 6 speed manual gear box, 2X or 4X wheel drive options, fuel efficiency reaching 70.6 mpg on the combined cycle, good acceleration and produces very low emissions as well as cheap to tax (EURO5 and Road Tax Band D).

While it may cost a little more to start with, the Mokka does have an edge in terms of kit as it has more to offer as standard with the entry level Exclusiv trim compared to Juke’s Visia.

But with all things considered, it is really down to the looks at the end of the day. Are you the risk taking type or play it safe kind of person?