For 2021, the Nissan Kicks gets a mild mid-cycle refresh that brings standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the base model, more USB ports, and a revised interior that features upgraded materials for the seats and trim. The SV and SR trims now benefit from rear disc brakes and a new 8.0-inch touchscreen. Nissan has also added more two-tone color combinations and wheel designs to choose from. Finally, the front end gets a new, bolder grille and a slimmer pair of headlights.
The subcompact Kicks is Nissan's combatant in the arena of tiny, chunky crossovers packing more attitude than their dimensions would suggest. The Kicks leans into all the usual winsome traits now in vogue - two-tone paint, cladding, chic detailing - to create a compelling package for shoppers also window-shopping the Hyundai Venue, Kia Soul, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and Jeep Renegade.