2015 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2015 Nissan Juke
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is an exciting new entry into the growing subcompact crossover segment that is receiving lots of attention from critics and drivers alike. The Trax stands out by offering drives a roomy interior, a fun and fuel-efficient engine, and a long list of standard features, all for a price that fits comfortably into the average budget. Find out how the 2015 Chevrolet Trax compares to the competing 2015 Nissan Juke, and then plan a short trip from Cincinnati to check it out in person at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence.
Both the Trax and the Juke are powered by a four-cylinder engine, but the Trax is able to deliver ample power to the engine while giving drivers superior fuel efficiency ratings on the highway. If you want to cut your fuel budget month in and month out, the Trax is the clear choice, especially if you spend a lot of time on the road:
- 2015 Chevrolet Trax MPG: The Trax is rated up to 34 mpg on the highway with FWD configurations and 31 mpg with AWD configurations.
- 2015 Nissan Juke MPG: The Juke only goes up to 32 mpg on the highway with FWD configurations and 31 mpg with AWD configurations.
- The Trax also has a fuel tank that holds almost a gallon more than the fuel tank in the Juke, meaning you can drive longer between stops.
It terms of both number of features and independent safety ratings, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax is clearly the safer vehicle:
- NHTSA Safety Ratings: The Trax received a perfect five-star overall safety rating in government crash tests, while the Juke received only a four-star overall rating and a troubling three star rating in front-impact protection.
- IIHS Safety Ratings: In the IIHS small-overlap front crash tests, one of the most common kinds of collisions, the Trax received the highest rating of “Good” while the Juke received the lowest rating, “Poor.”
- Available Safety Features: The Trax is available with a rear parking sensor, and all trims come standard with OnStar emergency communications system. The Juke does not have any features like these available.
Comparing the interiors of these two vehicles is a lesson in style over substance. The Juke has a flashy interior, but in practice it doesn’t provide the kind of space and utility that the cabin of the Trax delivers in spades.
The Trax offers 18.7 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space and 48.4 cubic feet of overall cargo space. That is substantially more than the Juke’s 10 cubic feet of dedicated space and 36 cubic feet of overall space. Chevy’s small crossover also has a noticeably larger back seat and offers more head, leg, shoulder, and hip room than the Juke does.
Both vehicles come with a long list of features, but there are some especially exciting features available for the Trax that simply can’t be found on the Juke:
- The OnStar telematics system comes standard on all trims of the Trax, which aids in safety and convenience. No comparable feature is available for the Juke.
- The Siri Eyes Free voice control for iPhone is only available on the Trax
- All Trax trims offer 4G LTE internet coverage to up to seven devices simultaneously, which is great for drivers that need quick information and kids that grow bored in the car. In the Juke you will have to settle for staying disconnected.
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is the Smarter Choice
Why settle for a vehicle that burns more gas, has a shorter warranty, worse safety ratings, and fewer features? The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is clearly the better vehicle and simply offers drivers more. Find out if it is the right new vehicle for you by heading from Cincinnati to Tom Gill Chevrolet at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. We are just 15 minutes south off US-71, and easy to find right across from the City of Florence Golf Course. Visit our dealership and experience the Trax in person seven days a week.