Spec-sheet brawl: Ford EcoSport vs. Nissan Juke

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by Drei Laurel | Sep 1, 2018

The new Ford EcoSport has just launched, and the refreshed subcompact crossover already has its sights set on cementing its place in one of the country's most competitive segments.

Its update is anything buy minor, too: The EcoSport now comes available with a new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, new transmission, and a handful of aesthetic tweaks. Those are considerable upgrade, but will it be enough to propel it further ahead of competition like the Nissan Juke?

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The Juke's lone variant, the 1.6 CVT, is very close in terms of price to the EcoSport. The EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT goes for P1,028,000, while the Juke carries a price tag of P1,021,000.  

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With the EcoSport's mid variant, you're getting a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 121hp and 150Nm. The Juke, meanwhile, packs a 1.6-liter engine capable of 114hp and 154Nm of torque. It's close, but when you look at factors like safety and cargo capacity, the American offering starts to pull away.

Number of airbags goes to the EcoSport, which comes with front side airbags compared to just airbags for the driver and passenger in the Juke. In terms of cargo, the EcoSport can carry up to 1,178 liters compared to just 830 with the Juke.

There are a handful of things to consider, so why not just take a look at their spec-by-spec breakdown below and decide for yourself. Let us know in the poll which subcompact crossover you'd go with.

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Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT

Nissan Juke 1.6 CVT

Price(Philippine Peso) 1,028,000 1,021,000
Seating capacity 5 5
Cargo capacity (liters) Up to 1,178 Up to 830
Engine 1.5-liter gasoline 1.6-liter  gasoline
Power 121hp @ 6,500rpm 114hp @ 5,600rpm
Torque 150Nm @ 4,500rpm 154Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel tank capacity (liters) 52 52
Transmission Six-speed automatic CVT
Brakes (front/rear) Disc Ventilated disc/solid disc
Front suspension Independent MacPherson Strut with coil spring Independent MacPherson Strut
Rear suspension Semi-independent twist beam Torsion beam axle
Wheels 17-inch alloy 17-inch alloy
Tires 205/50 R17 215/55 R17
Audio system 9-inch toucscreen with Bluetooth 2 DIN display audio
Seats Fabric Fabric
Airbags Driver/passenger, front sides Driver/passenger
Dimensions (mm) 4,325 x 1,765 x 1,656 4,135 x 1,765 x 1,580
Wheelbase (mm) 2,519 2,520
Ground clearance (mm) 209 180

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