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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Small SUV: Buick Encore/Kia Sportage/Nissan Juke


The Small SUV category actually had a three-way tie for highest ranked between the Buick Encore, Kia Sportage and Nissan Juke. The Nissan Juke (seen above) comes standard with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. There is also the high-performance Juke NISMO model that delivers 197 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Buick Encore on the other hand, comes standard with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. As for the Kia Sportage, under the hood of the Korean automaker’s compact SUV is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Also available is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 260 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.