Match : Nissan Juke Hybrid vs Renault Captur E-Tech 145 : cousins hybrides

The reasons to choose the Juke…

With its air of a jovial little batrachian, perched on the large 19” rims of our Tekna finish, the Juke has everything to seduce lovers of urban crossovers, including many women. Only the finest specialists will detect, on this new hybrid version, a grille with a tighter mesh, equipped with a shutter allowing to vary the flow of air, a lower bumper and redesigned wheel deflectors and, at the rear, a new spoiler. What, by adding a now streamlined rear axle, save two small grams of CO2. Although here totally black (the white-black and orange-black trims, like the contrasting pavilion, being reserved for the high N-Design finish), the interior is warm. The rounded shapes of its dashboard, underlined by elegant topstitching, are quite playful with its five circular air vents and its large, very vintage gear lever. You feel very well seated behind the wheel with a dominant driving position, just right, offering good visibility, and more enveloping backrests than those of the Captur, ensuring better lateral support. As on the Renault, the central armrest offers a small touch of additional comfort. The driving of this Juke Hybrid reveals a great smoothness, reinforced by a management of its kinematic chain more fluid than that of the Captur which sometimes deplores some jerks or hesitations. Stemming from Renault’s experience in Formula 1, their highly accomplished technology, unique in the segment, uses a dog clutch box offering around fifteen virtual gears. Same observation for regenerative braking, softer and progressive than that of the Renault, subject to some unpleasant variations in intensity. Particularly pleasant in town where, like its cousin, it takes off in full electric mode in a very energetic way, this Juke offers good maneuverability combining soft steering and an even shorter turning circle than that of the Captur (10.1 meters, against 11.1). On the road, it shows a neutral behavior, we are no longer reassuring, well helped, on our test model, by an ultra-sticky tire mount, generally reserved for sports models (GoodYear Eagle F1)! With a cumulative power, announced at 143 hp (compared to 145 for the Captur…), a torque of 148 Nm (+ 205 in electric) and a weight of 126 kg less than that of its competitor, this Juke provides fairly invigorating performance, without even having to resort to sport mode. While content with a real average consumption of 5.8 liters per 100 km, strictly identical to that of the Captur. Which can drop below 5 liters, or even 4.5 liters, light foot. Almost as sober as a diesel! Finally, on the staffing side, this Juke, in this second highest Tekna trim level, is full of safety equipment with, in particular, semi-autonomous driving and blind spot alert as standard, which remain optional on the Captur, it is true less high-end in this Techno finish.

… or prefer the Captur

Less playful but very elegant, with its more elaborate bodywork, the Captur is more serious, more “real” car. More varied than that of the Juke, its body colors can be embellished with a contrasting roof, optional on all versions. Its interior is also more opulent with very well-crafted materials and seats, like armchairs, with longer and more welcoming seats.. Ideally placed, the huge multimedia touch screen is more user-friendly than that of the Juke. The rear seats are also more welcoming with a real feeling of spacereinforced by more generous glazed surfaces, which is confirmed meter in hands, in particular in space with the legs. Without forgetting a more accomplished modularity thanks to a sliding bench seat which makes it possible to favor either the rear seats or the trunk, the volume of which can reach up to 536 liters (1,275, 40/60 folded backrests), significantly more than the Juke (354 and 1,114 liters), which loses here 68 liters due to the installation of the batteries under the floor.

Steering wheel in hands, the Captur is also distinguished by an even more incisive chassis, which can almost be described as sporty with a lively rear axle when lifting the foot in turns. Enough to enhance its driving pleasure and satisfy the few pilot dads! On the comfort side, the damping of the French also turns out to be softer than that of the Japanese ; in particular, it “swallows” more gently the speed bumps that invade the streets and roads of France and Navarre. A feeling reinforced by its seats that are both more generously sized and more welcoming. Comfort complemented by particularly careful soundproofing; the Juke letting meanwhile hear some rolling and tire noises. A defect found on a number of small Japanese models. In both cases, however, the internal combustion engine can become very present in the passenger compartment during phases of strong acceleration. where the dog box sometimes tends to pack the small 1.6 liter petrol more than necessary. Note that the “Brake” of the Captur, more effective than that wrongly baptized “e-pedal” of its competitor, makes it possible to slow down the car until approximately 7 km/h, reducing of as much the recourse to the pedal of brakes. Whatever, this Captur proves to be better suited to road stages than the Juke, more at ease in an urban environment. A real versatile little family car. A major Renault speciality, comfort equipment is plentiful on board the Captur. To take just two examples, it has a standard induction charger and can receive an optional electric sunroof, two items of equipment not available on the Juke.
Our Verdict
More dynamic to drive, more comfortable, better presented, larger and more flexible, the Captur wins this duel. More aesthetically playful, smoother to drive thanks to a more finely managed kinematic chain and braking, and more manageable, the Juke is far from unworthy.

Nissan Juke specs

: 33 450 €
Residual value after 48 months and 60,000 km: €14,640
Gasoline range : 114 hp, from €22,190 to €30,940
Hybrid range : 143 hp, from €31,450 to €34,700
Fiscal power (CV) : 5
Warranty/mileage : 3 years/100,000 km (powertrain: 5 years/100,000 km)
Average consumption Auto Moto/manufacturer: 5.8/5-5.2 l/100 km
CO2 (g/km) : 114-1
Bonus-malus : 0 €
Overhaul interval : 1 an/30 000 km
country of production : UK
Name of points of sale : 199

Elbow width
AV/AR (cm) : 140/137
Leg space AR (cm) : 71
Chest at 5/at 2 (l): 354/1 114

: 4-cylinder petrol, 16 valves, 12 volt hybrid, direct injection, variable valve timing, turbo, start & stop, DPF
Displacement (cm3) : 1,598
Transmission : front-wheel drive, multimode automatic with claws, 15 “virtual” gear combinations
Powerful (hp at rpm): 94 to 5,600 + 49 electric, 143 cumulative
Couple (Nm at rpm): 148 to 3,600 + 205 (electric) from 200 to 1,677
Weight (kg) : 1 335
Long.xlarg.xhaut. (m) : 4,21 x 1,80 x 1,59
Wheelbase (m) : 2,64
Tank (l) : 46
turning Ø (m) : 10,57
Max speed : 166 km/h
0 to 100 km/h : 10,1
series tirese : 225/45 R
Test tires : GoodYear Eagle F1

Renault Captur technical sheet

Prix : 30 700 €
Residual value after 48 months and 60,000 km: €14,200
Gasoline range : from 90 to 160 hp, from 23,400 to 34,000 €
Hybrid range : from 145 to 160 hp, from 28,400 to 39,500 €
Fiscal power (CV) : 5
Warranty/mileage : 2 years/unlimited ((driveline: 5 years/100,000 km???))
Average consumption Auto Moto/manufacturer: 5.8/5 l/100 km
CO2 (g/km) :
Bonus-Malus : 0 €
Overhaul interval : 1 an/30 000 km
country of production : Spain
Name of points of sale : 3 756

Elbow width
AV/AR (cm) : 140/138
Leg space AR (cm): 58 to 74
Chest at 5/at 2 (l): 536/1 275

: 4-cylinder petrol, 16 valves, indirect injection, variable valve timing, turbo, start & stop, DPF + permanent magnet electric motor, 1.2 kWh battery
Displacement (cm3) : 1,598
Transmission : traction, clutch box, 15 “virtual” gear combinations
Powerful (hp at rpm): 91 to 5,600 + 36 + 15 in electric; 145 cumulative
Couple (Nm): 144 to 3,200 + 205 + 50
Weight (kg) : 1 461
(m) : 4,23 x 1,80 x 1,58
Wheelbase (m) : 2,64
Tank (l) : 48
turning Ø (m) : 11,1
Max speed : 170 km/h
0 to 100 km/h : 10”6
1 000 m AD : 32”6
series tires : 215/55 R 18
Test tires : GoodYear EfficientGrip Performance 215/55 R 18

Safety equipment: Juke/Capture

Semi-autonomous driving : series/900 € (1)
Automatic braking : series/series
Blind spot alert : series/900 € (1)
Space-saving spare wheel : 150 €/180 €
(1) With blind spots, park exit alert and heated steering wheel

Comfort equipmentJuke/Capture

Clim’auto : series / series
Hands-free key : series/series
Inductive charger : non/150 €
Reversing camera + front/rear radars : series (1)/series
Heated front seats: series (2)/450 € (3)
Electric sunroof : non/900 €
Metal paint: 650-850 €/550-770 €
Contrast color headliner : non (4)/850/1 700 €
Alloy wheels : series (19”)/series (18”)
(1) With 360° camera (2) And heated windscreen (3) And heated steering wheel (4) Only on NDesign finish

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