The compact SUV market has never been hotter. Manufacturers around the world are moving away from sedans and instead shifting to compact crossovers. This means you have more options to choose from than ever before. Over the last few years, two of the top-selling vehicles in the category are the Chevy Trax and the Nissan Juke. Now, the thing is, the Nissan Juke will not be made available in the United States for 2020. It will be for sale in Europe (and other regions), so it is possible to import the model; however, Nissan has replaced the Juke with the Kicks. To figure out which of the two compact crossovers works best for you, here is a direct comparison between the 2020 Chevy Trax vs 2020 Nissan Kicks. From engine performance and cargo space to fuel economy and trim features, with this analysis, you'll discover which of the two stands out.
Up until 2019, Nissan sold its Nissan Juke, as well as the Kicks as a direct competitor to the Tax. However, Nissan has since pulled the plug on the Juke in the U.S. However, the compact is still available in Europe, so if you loved the funky look with the emphasized bubble features throughout (bubble headlights, bubbled hood, and so on), it is possible to import one from Europe, although that would cost a pretty penny. Instead, the Nissan Kicks is now the only compact crossover SUV Nissan offers. It isn't as funky as the Juke, but Nissan believes it will sell better, especially with a lower price tag.
First, the starting MSRP on the 2020 Chevy Trax begins at $21,300 for the LS trim model. The starting trim for the Kicks is the S, which has an entry MSRP of $18,870.
The top tier trim for the 2020 Chevy Trax is the all-wheel drive Premier. This model comes with a starting MSRP of $27,600. As for the Nissan Kicks, the top tier is the SR, which has a base MSRP of $21,120.
As you can see, the base Chevy Trax compact crossover has a slightly higher MSRP than the top-tier Nissan Kicks. Due to this, you'll need to take a deeper dive into the features and performance of the Chevy Trax to see why the added price point is worth it.