New Nissan Juke hybrid vs Toyota Yaris Cross: verdict

With fuel-sipping hybrid power, these small SUVs both promise to keep running costs low. But which is the better all-rounder?...

Nissan Juke Hybrid vs Toyota Yaris Cross fronts

Our verdict

If you’re looking for a small SUV that’s practical and affordable to run, either of our contenders will serve you well. The margin between them isn’t wide, but the Yaris Cross is our pick, thanks to its smoother manners around town, bigger boot and stellar fuel economy. The icing on the cake is Toyota’s enviable reliability record, plus a class-leading warranty.

The Juke may have to yield to the Yaris Cross, but it doesn’t leave with its head hanging in shame. Not only is it roomier and better finished inside, but it’s also good value (after discounts) for private buyers. That said, the hybrid’s efficiency isn’t spectacular enough for us to recommend it over the cheaper entry-level petrol Juke.

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1st – Toyota Yaris Cross

Toyota Yaris Cross rear

For Superior fuel economy; better handling; smoother around town; bigger boot; Toyota’s reliability record
Against Falls short on interior quality; more wind and road noise at motorway speeds; slightly unsettled ride
Recommended options None

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd – Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke Hybrid rear

For Plusher interior; more rear seat space; quieter motorway cruiser; bigger discounts available for private buyers
Against Automatic gearbox can be clunky around town; costlier on a PCP; efficiency is no match for Yaris Cross’s
Recommended options None

What Car? rating 3 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Nissan Juke 1.6 Hybrid N-Connecta

Nissan Juke Hybrid boot badge

Engine 4cyl, 1598cc, petrol, plus two electric motors
Peak power 141bhp (combined)
Peak torque 109Ib ft (combined)
Gearbox 4-spd automatic
0-60mph 10.5sec
30-70mph in kickdown 9.8sec
Top speed 103mph
30-0mph 8.6m
70-0mph 45.9m
Noise at 30mph 62.5dB
Noise at 70mph 70.2dB
Kerb weight 1327kg
Tyre size (std) 215/60 R17
True MPG 43.3mpg
Official fuel economy 56.5mpg
Fuel tank 46 litres
CO2 emissions 112g/km

Specifications: Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid Design

Toyota Yaris Cross boot badge

Engine 3cyl, 1490cc, petrol, plus electric motor
Peak power 114bhp at 5500rpm (combined)
Peak torque 89lb ft at 3600rpm (engine only)
Gearbox CVT automatic
0-60mph 10.7sec
30-70mph in kickdown 11.1sec
Top speed 105mph
30-0mph 8.8m
70-0mph 46.0m
Noise at 30mph 61.9dB
Noise at 70mph 71.4dB
Kerb weight 1175kg
Tyre size (std) 215/55 R17
True MPG 60.1mpg
Official fuel economy 62.8mpg
Fuel tank 36 litres
CO2 emissions 102g/km

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