2011 Nissan
JUKE SV
vs. 2011 Suzuki
SX4 LE

2011 Nissan JUKE SV

10.0

starting from

$21,640

Reasons to buy the Nissan JUKE SV

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OK brakes
Disc
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Has stability control system
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Cruise control
Standard
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE

9.1

Runner-up

Suzuki SX4 LE

starting from

$15,960

Reasons to buy the Suzuki SX4 LE

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Power mirrors
Standard
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More airbags
6
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Average-sized back seats
41.1 ft3
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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Nissan JUKE SV Winner: JUKE SV
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  • Almost the same
  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the JUKE SV; optional upgrade on the SX4 LE
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Nissan JUKE SV Winner: JUKE SV
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  • Disc brakes on the JUKE SV can provide better stopping action
  • The JUKE SV's electronic stability control reduces the risk of skidding during cornering
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Nissan JUKE SV Winner: JUKE SV
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  • The JUKE SV has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Winner: SX4 LE
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  • The best price we've seen is $5,680 cheaper (around 30% less), $15,960 vs $21,640
Practicality 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Winner: SX4 LE
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  • The SX4 LE has 3 more cupholders, 7 vs 4
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 436 miles vs 409 miles
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.1

Luxury Features

Nissan
JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the JUKE SV's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the JUKE SV; optional upgrade on the SX4 LE
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Safety Features

Nissan
JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs No The JUKE SV has electronic stability control, but the SX4 LE does not
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The SX4 LE has a good number of airbags, but the JUKE SV is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The JUKE SV has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

Nissan
JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 The JUKE SV has an OK number of speakers, while the SX4 LE has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Nissan
JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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MSRP $21,640 vs $15,960 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 24 mpg vs 23 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Nissan
JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 409 miles vs 436 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 35.9 ft3 vs 15.5 ft3 The JUKE SV has OK cargo room, while the SX4 LE has very little
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front seats 50.4 ft3 vs 50.6 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 7 The SX4 LE has a good number of cupholders, but the JUKE SV is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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Horsepower 188 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 150 HP @ 6,200 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The JUKE SV's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.5 lb/hp vs 18.1 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 34.8 ft

Road Tests

Nissan
JUKE SV
2011 Nissan JUKE SV
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE Suzuki
SX4 LE
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 10.3 seconds The JUKE SV's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the SX4 LE is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 129 ft The JUKE SV has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the SX4 LE is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 89.9 mph mph vs 18.0 s s @ 81.0 mph mph The JUKE SV's 1/4 mile time is average, but the SX4 LE's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 125 mph vs 100 mph The JUKE SV's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the SX4 LE is just OK

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Nissan JUKE SV 2011 Nissan Murano LE JUKE SV vs Murano LE
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium SX4 LE vs Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE 2011 Honda Fit SX4 LE vs Fit
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited SX4 LE vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE 2011 Honda CR-V SX4 LE vs CR-V
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE 2011 Toyota Yaris SX4 LE vs Yaris

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