The 2018 model year marked the birth of the Nissan Kicks’ as the brand’s entry-level crossover model. Effectively a replacement for the Versa Note hatchback, the Kicks is notable for its lack of AWD, which helps keep the price low for first-time car buyers and fans of low-fuss transportation.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The Kicks’ sole change for 2022 is the redesigned Nissan badge on its grille.
Nissan offers the Kicks in S, SV, SV Special Edition, SR, and SR Premium trim levels. In all, power is from a 1.6L four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Kicks S comes with 16-inch steel wheels with covers, auto on/off headlights, heated side mirrors, A/C, 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and six-speaker audio.
Kicks S’s safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, backup sensors, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, rear automatic braking, and automatic high beams.
SV trim brings intelligent driver alertness, adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic A/C, passive keyless entry, remote engine start, heated/leather-trimmed steering wheel, heated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, rear door alert, and a front centre console armrest.
SV Special Edition’s additions are black wheels, a rear spoiler, and a stainless steel exhaust tip.
SR gains LED headlights and foglights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Finally, SR Premium models get 360-degree camera views, a cargo cover, and prima-tex upholstery.
Nissan’s fuel consumption estimates are 7.7/6.6 L/100 km (city/highway).
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