Ford Puma vs Nissan Juke
For many years now, the award-winning Nissan Juke has remained a popular choice in its class. However, in 2019, Ford introduced the new Ford Puma SUV crossover as a key rival to the Juke. Ford took this leap as the demand for SUVs continued to grow and so far, the Ford Puma is proving a huge success. That said, GB Vehicle Leasing have decided to review both the Puma and Juke to decide which one ultimately comes out on top.
The Nissan Juke has now been around for over 10 years, winning numerous awards during this time. The latest Juke has been refined to provide more space, higher tech and greater practicality. In terms of the exterior design, we like the sporty looks and bold headlights of the Nissan Juke. Size wise, the Juke is slightly bigger than the Puma, although not by much. Furthermore, inside the Nissan Juke, it has a sporty interior with a high-quality finish which will appeal to many drivers. Plus, it has a 422-litre boot space, which is bigger than the Puma.
Pricing for the entry-level Nissan Juke starts from £18,840. This offers a cutting-edge design, and plenty of space for passengers, making it a great option as a family car. We feel the Nissan Juke represents excellent value for money. However, some customers might be disappointed by the limited engine choices for this Nissan car. For the ultimate Nissan Juke experience, you can select the Tekna+ model priced from £25,340. This comes with 19” Akari Alloy wheels, heated front seats, parking sensors and two tone metallic paint.
The new Ford Puma offers a blend of clever features, efficient engine tech and a bold design. Like the Juke, this Ford car doesn’t currently have a diesel option. Instead the new Puma’s mild-hybrid engine technology ensures both excellent power and efficiency. The Ford Puma offers slightly better running costs and performance than the Nissan, although the difference isn’t much. Also, the Ford Puma features a touchscreen and alloy wheels on base models, whereas the Juke doesn’t. In particular, we love the Ford Co-Pilot360 assistance technologies on this Ford car as it allows you to enjoy a safe and pleasant journey. Ford has clearly made this car for modern life thanks to all its innovative features.
When it comes to price, the Ford Puma is a bit more expensive than the Nissan Juke. Pricing for the entry-level Puma Titanium starts from £21,785. Key features on this spec include rear parking sensors, selectable drive modes, automatic headlights and heated windscreen. If you would prefer the top-spec Puma ST, then it's priced from £27,785. This is around £2,000 more than the Juke Tenka+. The Ford Puma ST is a sporty version and comes with ST suspension, heated front seats, engine sound enhancer and front parking sensors.
Both of these SUV crossovers are great cars and it’s easy to see why you would choose one of them. The Nissan Juke is particularly liked for its bold design and sporty looks. However, considering all we know about these cars, we feel the new Ford Puma comes out on top. The Ford Puma is reportedly better to drive than the Juke. Also, the base model is better equipped than an equivalent Nissan Juke. With a range of trim levels to choose from, you can ensure you get the ideal Ford Puma to suit your requirements. If you liked reading this blog, click here for more of our latest news and reviews.