Nissan Kicks - Consumer Reports

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Nissan's smallest subcompact crossover is more of a budget car designed to appeal to those customers who would normally buy a Nissan Sentra or Versa but are attracted to the better versatility and styling of an SUV. Unlike many crossovers, the Kicks doesn't offer all-wheel drive.
It comes with a modest 122-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a continuously variable transmission, producing leisurely acceleration but impressive fuel economy at 32 mpg overall. Handling is mundane, and the ride is rather choppy. Interior room is generous for the class, and the controls are easy to use. The infotainment system has been updated to include standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and BSW are standard.
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2018-2021
2018 Redesign Year
Nissan has replaced the funky-looking Juke with the Kicks, an all-new entry in the growing subcompact crossover segment. The Kicks is more of a budget car designed to appeal to customers who would normally buy a Nissan Sentra or Versa Note, but who are attracted to the better versatility and styling of an SUV.
Unlike many crossovers, the Kicks doesn’t offer all-wheel drive. The Kicks comes with a modest 125-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a CVT, producing leisurely acceleration but impressive fuel economy at 32 mpg overall. Interior room is generous for the class, and the controls are easy to use. Handling is mundane, and the ride is rather choppy. Automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning come standard. Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning were made standard starting with the 2020 model. The 2021 model gets a freshening with various interior and exterior updates, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. 
$23,875 - $26,750
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2020 Nissan Kicks
$22,800 - $25,600
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2019 Nissan Kicks
$21,375 - $23,225
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2018 Nissan Kicks
$19,475 - $21,700
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