2011 Nissan
JUKE SL
vs. 2011 Suzuki
SX4

2011 Nissan JUKE SL

9.8

starting from

$23,960

Reasons to buy the Nissan JUKE SL

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Average 1/4 mile time
15.5 s @ 89 mph
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Average 0-60 time
7.3 seconds
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 Suzuki SX4

9.0

Runner-up

Suzuki SX4

starting from

$17,764

Reasons to buy the Suzuki SX4

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Power mirrors
Standard
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Roof rails
Standard
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More airbags
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Nissan JUKE SL Winner: JUKE SL
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the JUKE SL's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the JUKE SL; the SX4 only offers cloth seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
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  • The JUKE SL's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The JUKE SL has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Suzuki SX4 Winner: SX4
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  • The SX4 has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Practicality 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Suzuki SX4 Winner: SX4
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  • Need to carry bulky cargo? The SX4 's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the JUKE SL cannot be configured with them at any price
  • The SX4 has 3 more cupholders, 7 vs 4
  • Room for around 20% more stuff, 43.0 ft3 vs 35.9 ft3
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Suzuki SX4 Winner: SX4
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  • The best price we've seen is $6,196 cheaper (around 30% less), $17,764 vs $23,960
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Underpowered
  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

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JUKE SL
2011 Nissan JUKE SL
2011 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki
SX4
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the JUKE SL'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 Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the JUKE SL; the SX4 only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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JUKE SL
2011 Nissan JUKE SL
2011 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 The JUKE SL has an OK number of speakers, while the SX4 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 Yes vs No The JUKE SL has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

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JUKE SL
2011 Nissan JUKE SL
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The SX4 has a good number of airbags, but the JUKE SL is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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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

Practicality

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JUKE SL
2011 Nissan JUKE SL
2011 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 409 miles vs 357 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 35.9 ft3 vs 43.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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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 Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The SX4 's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the JUKE SL cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The JUKE SL's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the SX4
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Cupholders 4 vs 7 The SX4 has a good number of cupholders, but the JUKE SL is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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JUKE SL
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2011 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki
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MSRP $23,960 vs $17,764 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 24 mpg vs 22 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

Crash Test Ratings

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JUKE SL
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2011 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki
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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 SL
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2011 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki
SX4
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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 SL's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.6 lb/hp vs 19.0 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The SX4 has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 34.8 ft

Road Tests

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JUKE SL
2011 Nissan JUKE SL
2011 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 10.3 seconds The JUKE SL's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the SX4 is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 129 ft The JUKE SL has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the SX4 is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 89 mph vs 18.0 s @ 81 mph The JUKE SL's 1/4 mile time is average, but the SX4 '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 SL's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the SX4 is just OK

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