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2021 Nissan Kicks
Lease
$274 / month
Finance
$284 / month
Vehicle Price
A typical negotiated price before taxes & fees.
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Available Money Factor of 0.00167 for 36 month lease
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Down Payment
Trade-In Value
Money Factor
Represents the interest charged on a lease. May require top-tier credit to qualify for the best rates.
Interest Rate
Sales Tax
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2021 Nissan Kicks Overview

Anthony Sophinos
Automotive Editor - March 31, 2021

What's New

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.

Choosing Your Nissan Kicks

The 2021 Kicks continues to be available in three trims: the base S, the mid-grade SV, and the flagship SR. Pricing occupies a narrow ground between $20,000 and $23,000 depending on trim.

Engine Choices

The only powertrain on tap is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. It isn't very fast, requiring nearly 10 seconds to get to 60 mph, but it does deliver 31 mpg city, 36 highway, and 33 combined.

A CVT is mandatory with all models, and it sends power strictly to the front wheels. Like the Kia Soul, all-wheel drive is not available.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Kicks will seat five, and the front passengers will enjoy best-in-class legroom of 43.7 inches. That comes at the expense of the back seat, where riders must make do with 33.2 inches of legroom. Headroom is plentiful and shoulder room is on par for something of this size.

The cargo hold of the Kicks has room for 25 cubic feet worth of goodies, but dropping the rear seat more than doubles that figure to 53 cubes.

Safety Features

Among the standard safety features found on the Kicks are automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Moving into the upper trims also brings adaptive cruise control. The SR gets a standard, segment-exclusive surround-view camera.

Crash-test results have been generally positive, with the Kicks getting top marks from the IIHS. The NHTSA only gives the Kicks four stars out of five for overall crash protection, however.

Connectivity

Base Kicks receive a 7.0-inch touchscreen that now includes standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The base setup also includes Bluetooth, three USB ports, and six speakers.

A new 8.0-inch touchscreen is used in the SV and SR trims. The bigger screen brings access to SiriusXM radio and is also augmented by an extra USB port.

WiFi hot spot capability and Nissan's cloud services are newly optional on the SR trim.

S - From $20,650

The cheapest Kicks includes cloth upholstery, keyless entry, 16-inch wheels, manual climate control, automatic high-beams, and the aforementioned safety and technology features. There are no options available.

SV - From $22,450

Compared to the base model, the middle-child SV adds the larger touchscreen, a seven-inch driver information display, speed-sensitive volume control, automatic climate control, and remote start. 17-inch wheels and body-colored mirrors and door handles are also included. Again, no options are offered.

SR - From $23,090

For a few hundred dollars more than the SV, the SR buys LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded seat fabric, and a rearview camera mirror. A spoiler, black bumpers with body-color inserts, and a satin-chrome grille class up the exterior.

The biggest draw of the SR is it's available Premium Package, which costs $1,200. It includes luxuries such as heated and cooled front seats, leatherette upholstery, eight-speaker Bose audio, a heated steering wheel, WiFi hotspot capability, Nissan cloud services, and an alarm.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Kicks is well-equipped in all three trims, but the SV is our choice. The SR might seem tempting, considering it only costs about $600 more than an SV, but it doesn't add enough in the way of amenities or tech to merit paying the extra money.

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