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$11,899 - $22,988
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2020 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $19,070
2020 SV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $20,700
2020 SR 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $21,320
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

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: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

The 2020 Nissan Kicks is a compact crossover that makes no qualms about its lack of adventurous outdoor attitude – this is an urban runabout. For the new model year, all trims receive the Nissan Safety Shield 360 bundle of safety features as standard. This includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and more.

While the Kicks debuted in the 2018 model year, the subcompact crossover market has expanded considerably since. This pits the Kicks against several other stylish and practical alternatives.

Choosing Your Nissan Kicks

The Nissan Kicks is available in three trims: S, SV, and SR. The base model starts at $19,965 including destination, while the SR only tops out at $22,215.

Engine Choices

The Kicks is motivated by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed through a continuously variable transmission, per usual with Nissan. Front-wheel drive is standard, and there is no option of all-wheel drive.

While the powertrain has lackluster get-up-and-go performance, the Kicks receive a good EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon city, 36 mpg highway, and 33 combined.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The urban-minded Nissan Kicks offers seating for five, but that will be a stretch if three adults try to fit in the back. Cargo room is generous at 25.3 cubic feet with the rear seat up, or 32.3 with it folded down. For comparison, the Honda HR-V only has 24.3 cubic feet of space behind its rear seat, but that expands to 58.8 with it out of the picture.

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Safety Features

The Kicks receives additional standard safety equipment for 2020. With Nissan Safety Shield 360 present, all models receive automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams.

In a move that puts it above many other makes and models, the Kicks also comes standard with rear automatic braking. The SV also includes a driver alertness monitor, while the SR adds a surround-view camera system as standard.

Connectivity

The Kicks features a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Bluetooth and three total USB ports. Unfortunately, you have to upgrade to the SV to unlock Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as satellite radio.

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S - From $19,965

The S meets the general expectations of a base vehicle at this price point. It comes with 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, a six-way manual driver seat, and a four-way manual front passenger seat, which all serve as reminders that greater things require more money. However, it does get standard power side mirrors, push-button start, remote keyless entry, and cruise control.

SV - From $21,595

The Kicks SV trim is well worth the upgrade in our opinion, with features like the better infotainment system, remote start, and automatic temperature control included. The exterior is enhanced with 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and heated side mirrors as standard.

SR - From $22,215

The top-of-the-line SR trim is distinguished visually by its LED headlights, a dark chrome grille, fog lights, black side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a rear spoiler. Inside, sport seats are dressed up with orange accents and stitching, while the steering wheel and shifter are wrapped in leather.

The SR Premium Package is offered for $1,000 and includes heated front seats, leatherette seating, a vehicle security system, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2020 Nissan Kicks SV provides the practical features that make it easier to live with on a daily basis, so we'd start our shopping there. Keep in mind that the SR also includes better headlights, fog lights, and added style for a relatively small price increase.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Low starting price
  • Interesting design
  • Standard safety features
Cons
  • Cheap interior
  • Tight back seat
  • Lethargic engine
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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High on value. The 2020 Nissan Kicks is one of the more affordable subcompact crossovers on the market, but it doesn’t trade features for a small price tag. A 7-inch touchscreen, three USB ports, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, push-button start, and automatic headlights are standard. When you consider that the Kicks costs $19,965, that’s a strong list of equipment

If you’re looking for the best value option, you’ll want to go with the midrange SV trim. It comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7-inch screen in the instrument cluster, automatic climate control, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Automakers have forgotten about affordable small cars, but the Kicks excels at offering consumers with the latest goodies for a reasonable price.

Driver-assist features galore. Nissan packed the Kicks with all sorts of advanced safety features as standard, despite the vehicle’s affordable price tag. Every Kick's comes with front and rear automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams.

The 2020 model year hasn’t been put through all of the IIHS crash tests, but last year’s model earned a Top Safety Pick award. Without changes to the vehicle, we expect it to earn the same designation this year.


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Stylish on the outside. The Kicks was introduced to replace the Juke. Funky is the best word to describe the Juke, but with the Kicks, Nissan wanted to go with something a lot more conventional.

While the Kicks isn’t as out there as the Juke, it still features a unique design thanks to an upright blueprint with curvy front and rear ends. Blending rugged cues (like black body cladding) with car-like ones (such as a black C-pillar to create a floating roof), the Kicks is a stylish crossover.

While the exterior stands out, the interior is a letdown. There’s nothing particularly handsome about the design on the inside. Material quality isn’t stellar either, which particularly makes this affordable vehicle feel cheap.

What the Kicks misses out on when it comes to interior styling, it makes up for it in practicality. The Kicks can hold up to 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is more than the Toyota C-HR, Chevrolet Trax, and Mazda CX-3.

Where’s the kick? Subcompact crossovers aren’t exactly peppy vehicles, but the Kicks sole engine is a disappointment. Its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine produces a modest 122 horsepower. Even for a vehicle as small as the Kicks, it doesn’t do much to make it feel lively.

The upside to the tiny engine is great fuel economy. The Kicks earns an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon city, 36 mpg highway, and 33 combined, which is excellent for the class.

Final thoughts. Consumers on a budget will find a lot to like with the 2020 Nissan Kicks. It’s packed with all sorts of features, has a spacious cabin, and has an impressive exterior design. Gas won’t always be cheap, which means the Kicks’ fuel economy will always be another way to save money.

We hate to sound power-hungry, but Kicks really needs more of it. It’s fine around town, but when a car struggles to get up to speed on the highway, it’s an issue. Nissan was wise to give the Kicks a stylish exterior, but the interior needs to catch up. We know this is a budget-friendly machine, but having an exterior that looks this good does the interior a disservice.

Main competitors include the Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona. The HR-V is the benchmark for the group with a cargo capacity of up to 58.8 cubic feet and more traditional styling. The Kona has more distinct styling, can be equipped with a 175-hp engine, and has a better-looking cabin.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 122 HP / 114 ft.lbs.
Transmission
2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
31 / 36 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 122 HP / 114 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
31 / 36 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
10.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$41
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
32.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
94 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
169.1 "
Exterior Width
69.3 "
Exterior Height
62.4 "
Front Headroom
40.7 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
43.7 "
Rear Legroom
33.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,691 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6 / 7 Rockford Fosgate
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Warning (bsw) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning (ldw) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Automatic Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection (p-aeb) Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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