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Should you buy the 2020 Nissan Kicks?

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2021 Nissan Kicks

2021 Nissan Kicks


A popular Crossover SUV

The Nissan kicks is a mid-size crossover with a starting price of $18,000. The Kicks competes with other major crossovers on the market, such as the Kia Soul, Hyundai soul, and the Honda HR-V.

Averaging High-way and city mileage the 2020 Nissan kicks achieves a combined fuel mileage of 33 MPG. The Kicks comes with a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine that produces 122 HP at 6,300 RPM.

What do current owners like?

On average consumers rated the entry-level SUV as having average performance. The 1.6-liter engine is enough to get around comfortably through traffic, although with multiple people in this crossover it can become very sluggish.

Consumers consider this entry-level SUV to be a great value, the rating is slightly higher than average in the value category. Features like multiple USB ports for rear passengers, reasonable legroom, a surprising amount of cargo space and great gas mileage is enough to satisfy most consumers.

The Nissan kick comes with 3 different trim levels, the S, SV and SR. The S trim starts at $18,000 and comes equipped with Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, push-button start, remote keyless entry and automatic headlights. The S trim also comes with safety features like a review camera, lane departure warning emergence braking and rear parking sensors.

The SV trim starts at $20,400 and includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, and alloy wheels.

The SR Trim includes features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a surround-view parking camera system, heated seats, eight-speaker premium Bose audio system and synthetic leather seats.

What do current owners dislike?

Some consumer complaints against this vehicle include problems with the outside sensors. There were complaints against the braking sensor and the rear and front radar sensors.

Although this vehicle is able to achieve a combined gas mileage of 33 mpg, the tank on the vehicle only holds 10.8 gallons, leading to more fill-ups for commuters who are driving great distances during the workweek.

The A/C on this vehicle seems to be kind of finicky, there were multiple consumer complaints against the A/C setting on the vehicle, either the A/C was too hot or too cold.

What do Experts Say?

Experts gave the 2020 Nissan kicks an average rating, agreeing with consumers.

For its price, the vehicle comes with a bunch of standard features and comes with one of the largest cargo spaces in its class.

Even with all of the features and the cargo space, experts still think consumers should check out some of the other options in the subcompact SUV class first.

2020 Nissan Kicks

MRSP $18,000




  • Good value
  • Reasonable Legroom
  • Cargo Space
  • Gas Mileage


  • Sensor Problems
  • A/C issues
  • Just Average
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