CX-3 1.5D 105 2WD against Juke 1.5 dCi 110 4×2

Diesel versions of Juke and newcomer CX-3 are the most logical ranges, but there are nuances that are key at purchase.

CX-3 1.5D 105 2WD and Juke 1.5 dCi 110 4x2: we compare the Diesel

CX-3 1.5D 105 2WD and Juke 1.5 dCi 110 4x2: we compare the Diesel

CX-3 1.5D 105 2WD and Juke 1.5 dCi 110 4x2: we compare the Diesel

CX-3 1.5D 105 2WD and Juke 1.5 dCi 110 4x2: we compare the Diesel

Juke and CX-3 are in a segment of success, urban SUV. The data do not lie: so far 2015 the fastest growing in Spain in terms of sales is the segment of small-sized SUV with a 70 percent increase over the previous year. These cars now account for 8.5 percent of market share, that is, after utility and compact, brands have in them an important focus.

The Nissan Juke has held leadership category and continues to maintain its strength, but there are other models that have been at its height in the interest of buyers, such as Renault Captur, Peugeot and Opel Mokka 2008. The Mazda CX-3 is a newcomer to this “tribe”, although it shows a peculiar idiosyncrasy against those who would be their natural rivals.

Panorama in CX-3 and Juke

CX-3 1.5D 105 2WD and Juke 1.5 dCi 110 4x2: we compare the DieselFor example, despite the aesthetic additions of country style or go off the ground than a Mazda 2, driving position the CX-3 more closely resembles that of a passenger. Nissan Juke in the seat, also the carrocería- is somewhat higher, allowing a field farthest vision and perspective of the environment is also different.

It’s easy to feel comfortable at the controls of both, though the wheel of Nissan Juke only adjustable in height, while the Mazda CX-3 also does in depth. The main controls are at hand in both models and offer a nice touch, a simpler and more functional in the Mazda CX-3 design, although the implementation of Nissan seems more successful. And in good presence and care put into the settings of both SUV, the Mazda CX-3 appears to take slight edge in refinement, even though, for example, leather upholstery is standard on the Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna Premium tested and optionally in the CX-3 105 Luxury 1.5D.

Space Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke

CX-3What happens with space for passengers? Of departure, the body CX-3 is 13 cm longer that the Juke (this is two highest cm), but the wheelbase is only 4 cm higher in the Mazda, so that the habitability is similar. In the front seats equality; in the rear seats the most important difference is the distance to the ceiling, more clearance for the Mazda CX-3, and the idea that both models support two passengers comfortably on the back, as a third require scarcities.

As measured by our Technical Center, Nissan Juke is imposed slightly in luggage capacity, with a volume luggage that is placed in a middle within the category. This requires make good use of every liter, for everyday use because everything will be fine, but If traveling just something we will walk, although both have small additional space under the floor of cargo-and no spare tire; with reparapinchazos- kit. Drivers who require a fairly familiar use should better consider their older siblings, the Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai.

Affability and savings Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke

Nissan JukeThe two turn to Diesel engines 1.5 liter, 105 hp announcing the Mazda CX-3 and 110 in the Nissan Juke. Juke found in a block and a cylinder head casting of two valves per cylinder, while the CX-3 1.5D 105 is aluminum and architecture four valves per cylinder. In our dynamometer, the Juke 1.5 dCi 110 has 14 hp more than the CX-3, but the maximum torque has been almost identical, while passing through the scale the Juke has exceeded 37 kg his rival. With these ingredients and their gearboxes six-speed, differences in performance have been minimal. Analyzing records in acceleration and recovery, it is clear that both are positioned well against the competition, highlighting the major thrust of the Mazda CX-3 to advance in 5th, and 4th and 6th in the Nissan Juke is on par.

Behind the wheel they are pleasant. The dCi engine is idling more Babbling than the Mazda CX-3, but sustained cruises are equal and convincing overall performance. In addition, its good performance at both rounded SUV with a consumption quite content, as notes that the actual mean both the Mazda CX-3 as the Nissan Juke has hovered around 5.2 l / 100 km. Otherwise, suspension of CX-3 shows good filterability, with little body roll and helping to obtain precision on the trajectory, thanks to good steering feel. The less brilliant aspect has been the braking distances, which we attribute to improved tire quality of our unit.

In the Nissan Juke can be selected three programs running (Normal, Sport and Eco) that slightly modify the response of throttle, steering and climate control. Tuning of its chassis has a sportier approach, with a firmer suspension moron, which provides more agility when cornering fast pace we link, but also bringing less comfort for passengers if we shot for too broken asphalt. Aesthetics aside, there are two models made for the road, more on these versions of front-wheel drive, which Pets okay roads without difficulty but not more adventures.

Prices on Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke

The units tested, with Luxury finishes at Mazda CX-3 and Tekna Premium, in the Nissan Juke- distance themselves in 2,770 euro if the price of Mazda and 1,800 euros discount currently applies the mark is included. To learn Nissan Juke promotion would have to visit a dealership, because the mark does not indicate what the linear discount for this model, and after subtracting the initial fee will both be closer.

In any case, the protagonists of this match They have outstanding equipment. The Mazda CX-3 sum, for example, the primordial elements: assistant unintended lane change, start assistance costs, rearview camera, rear parking sensor, Head-Up Display, browser, headlights Full Led, upholstery mixed fabric-leather … the Nissan Juke ‘slimline’ endowment with: assistant involuntary change lanes, blind control camera peripheral vision, xenon headlights, navigator, leather upholstery, heated seats, sunroof. ..

And for those priority is further adjust the budget, both the Mazda CX-3 and the Nissan Juke you can find simpler and cheaper finishes combined with diesel engines compared recommended.