Since 2018, the little Nissan Kicks has served shoppers at the entry-level end of the brand’s lineup, where only the Versa subcompact sedan is less expensive. One way Nissan keeps the Kicks affordable is by only offering it with front-wheel drive despite its crossover label.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
There are no changes to the Kicks for 2023.
Nissan offers the Kicks in five trim levels: S, SV, SV Special Edition, SR, and SR Premium. All are powered by a 1.6L engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission.
In the Kicks S, you get 16-inch steel wheels, heated side mirrors, auto on/off headlights, air conditioning, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker stereo with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Also included is blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert with rear emergency braking, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, forward collision warning/mitigation, and automatic high beams.
SV trim adds adaptive cruise, a driver awareness system, rear door alert, 17-inch alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, heated steering wheel and front seats, automatic climate control, and a front centre armrest. SV Special Edition is set apart by black wheels, a rear spoiler, and a stainless exhaust finisher.
SR models gain LED headlights/fog lights, and an auto-dimming mirror.
Finally, SR Premium trim gets surround-view cameras, a cargo privacy cover, and upgraded upholstery.
Nissan estimates the Kicks’s fuel consumption at 7.7/6.6 L/100 km (city/highway).
Key among the Kicks’s competitors is the Hyundai Venue, another FWD-only small crossover. You’d also do well to cross-shop the Kicks against FWD versions of the Chevrolet Trax.
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